ffmpeg is missing from APT packages when using the stable versions of Debian and Ubuntu.
There are numerous resources (example from SuperUser, another one from Debian's documentation and the one from AskUbuntu) which explain how to install it in a different (and more complex) way than a simple
apt-get install ffmpeg.
What I wonder is why the package is not there in the first place?
From what I understood,
avconv is a fork of
ffmpeg and is a de facto standard for Debian similar distributions. Meanwhile,
ffmpeg is not abandoned: the website mentions no intention to close the project in profit of
avconv, despite the fact that the leader of
ffmpeg left the project.
ffmpegwas plainly removed from APT packages, instead of keeping it and simply adding
Is there a reason (other than the fact that it became more difficult to install
ffmpeg) to stop using it?