Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

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mustachio
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Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by mustachio » Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:55 am

Audacity Version: 3.2.0-alpha-20220829
Operating System: macOS 12.5.1
Processor: Apple M1
Description: Audacity can't seem to find the FFmpeg library, whether it's in the default location or a completely separate location. Based on the wording in the Locate FFmpeg window, it appears like it's looking for a file named "ffmpeg.64bit.dylib" instead of "ffmpeg.55.64bit.dylib", but even renaming the latter to the former wouldn't let Audacity pick up that the file was indeed there. Reinstalling FFmpeg from the .pkg installer didn't work either.

Detailed steps: First, open Audacity. Then go to Audacity > Preferences > Libraries. Audacity shows "FFmpeg Library not found" under "FFmpeg Library Version". Click on the Locate button, then click on Browse, and open the "ffmpeg.55.64bit.dylib" file. Click on OK, and Audacity still does not show the file as located.
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Re: Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by LWinterberg » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:50 am

The problem is that you attempt to load an intel/x64 ffmpeg on an M1 version of Audacity.

Try using homebrew to install ffmpeg instead:

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brew install ffmpeg
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mustachio
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Re: Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by mustachio » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:05 pm

Thank you!

V Silly
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Re: Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by V Silly » Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:40 pm

I am having the same problem, I ran the installer to install FFMpeg Library but I cannot find it anywhere and neither can the audacity program. Is this a bug and I just need to wait for a newer version? Or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by billw58 » Sat Oct 15, 2022 3:36 am

On the FFmpeg download page, look for:
Mac OSX 64 bit FFmpeg library for Audacity 3.2.0 and above:
RECOMMENDED download:FFmpeg_for_Audacity_3.2_on_macOS.pkg
Download and run that package installer.

I've installed this on my M1 Macbook Air and it works fine.
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Re: Bug Report: Installed FFmpeg Library Not Found

Post by V Silly » Sat Oct 15, 2022 1:54 pm

That worked! Thank you.

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