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I'm looking for a simple install guide for mencoder on a linux server via SSH.

Every guide I've come to so far links me to out of date versions.

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@Ben: You need to specify what distro and version you are using in order to get relevant answers. – Caleb Jul 26 '11 at 12:46

If your distribution has a package manager (most do nowadays), simply use that. It can be part of the 'mplayer' package, or it has its own package

On Debian this would be (see comments):

sudo apt-get install mencoder

If you are not root or don't have a package manager, download the source from http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html and install it like a regular program, probably something like:

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mencoder is not included with mplayer on debian due to licensing issues. so you'd have to build from source. – Dan D. Jul 26 '11 at 12:34
On Debian, use the Debian Multimedia repository. On Ubuntu, use the Medibuntu repository. – Gilles Jul 26 '11 at 20:32
sorry, you're right. I update the post. – Tim Jul 28 '11 at 8:55

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