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How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:29 pm
by BCYHInfo
When deleting the latest v3.3.2.r13, ADM also deletes some of the apps, such as UPnP Media Center 2. However, after installing the old FFmpeg version and then UPnP 2, the system will automatically update to the latest FFmpeg.

Is there a way to disable this auto-update? Please offer some instructions for people with no Linux background. Greatly appreciate.

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm
by Nazar78
When installing from the app central it'll always resolve the dependency. You didn't mention your NAS model I assumed it's x86-64 else run in ssh to determine your build:
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uname -m

Then find the file here appdownload.asustor.com

Ssh into your NAS as root then run below for x86-64 model (all in single line). Also disable your auto app upgrade.

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wget -Offmpeg_3.3.2.r11.apk http://appdownload.asustor.com/0010_999_1504679933_ffmpeg_3.3.2.r11_x86-64.apk && apkg --install ffmpeg_3.3.2.r11.apk

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:49 pm
by BCYHInfo
Thanks so much for the instructions. Yes, the system is x86-64 (AS5202T).

If alright with you, I'd like to link your reply to the Asustor Taiwan forum in case someone else has the same need.

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:10 pm
by Nazar78
No problem :-)

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:57 am
by Richard
Sorry to bump this thread.

I also have updated FFMpeg but I would like to revert to version 3.3.2.r11 because that still has DTS playback support.

uname -a gives this:
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Linux AS-304T-4BA9 3.4.26 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 12 02:22:16 CST 2020 i686 GNU/Linux

So that does not look 64-bit to me.

Now I have these questions.
1.) Can I also revert to version 3.3.2.r11 so I have DTS support again by using the method described above? But with 32bit link.
2.) Will uPNP2 keep working without issues (maybe because of dependencies)?

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:06 pm
by Nazar78
Richard wrote:Sorry to bump this thread.

I also have updated FFMpeg but I would like to revert to version 3.3.2.r11 because that still has DTS playback support.

uname -a gives this:
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Linux AS-304T-4BA9 3.4.26 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 12 02:22:16 CST 2020 i686 GNU/Linux

So that does not look 64-bit to me.

Now I have these questions.
1.) Can I also revert to version 3.3.2.r11 so I have DTS support again by using the method described above? But with 32bit link.
2.) Will uPNP2 keep working without issues (maybe because of dependencies)?


1) The 32bit is i386 but unfortunately now Asustor has removed older versions as I can only see the oldest r13 in the repository. Maybe someone has already downloaded the r11 32bit copy to share or someone can recompile ffmpeg with all its dependencies including DTS. I can do this but I don't have the time now unfortunately.

2) I've not been using uPNP2 for a long time but it should work.

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:07 pm
by Richard
Thank you very much for your answer.
I managed to do it as followes.

From the donwnload portal I downloaded:
0010_999_1522409862_ffmpeg_3.3.2.r13_i386 which also still supports DTS if I'm correct.

Then I downloaded the previous uPnP v2 versions, which also can work with this ffmpeg.
0010_999_1554884984_upnp-server-v2_1.0.2.r132_i386

Then I uninstalled both ffmpeg 4 and the latest uPnP2 server from my NAS.

And last I used the manual install option in the nas (apps -> management) to install first this ffmpeg version and then the uPnP version I downloaded.

Still at this point I have on my TV that it won't display a couple of movies, unknown file format codec: none, odd because they played before. These movies play when I open them with VLC player.

2) I've not been using uPNP2 for a long time but it should work.

What pleyer do you use? I first had Plex, but that is not free or there were some limitations if I remember correctly.

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:12 pm
by BigErn
Found the link here. It has the all the different versions of 3.3.2.r11. https://mega.nz/folder/R5ciyTgS#Br-Lz98 ... r/Y4UlmZaR

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:05 am
by Nazar78
Richard wrote:What pleyer do you use? I first had Plex, but that is not free or there were some limitations if I remember correctly.

Was using Plex too when I first got the NAS but I don't have its Plex pass subscription to use hardware acceleration also they messed up the direct play for high 100mbps+ media. Now I'm using Jellyfin server running in chroot (Asustor has the docker version but I prefer chroot so I can use different ffmpeg) and its client on Samsung Tizen 5. It's been good so far for several LAN/WAN clients.

Re: How to install old FFmpeg 3.3.2.r11

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:07 am
by Richard
Great! Thank you very much!
Any difference between the 3.3.2.r11 and 3.3.2.r13?