xvst cannot be installed: requires ffmpeg but is not installable

Bug #1530608 reported by Kevin Havens on 2016-01-03
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 14.04.

Trying for ages to install XVideoServiceThief but unfortunately, it cannot be installed.

It needs ffmpeg, which the Ubuntu repos do not have.

This needs to be rebuilt to use avconv; or propose a solution....

What I had done:
1. Enabled GetDeb repository
2. Tried to apt-get install xvst

The expected result:
XVST should have been installed

The actual result:
Error. Got "xvst: requires ffmpeg but is not installable"

Dangit, my wife, Vanessa, an equally smart Linux nerd (we used a Unix-like OS called OS-9 for our TRS-80 Color Computer way back when... I digress), spent 5 minutes and found a solution:

She found the answer here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2291814

Just need to enable a PPA: sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install xvst

Voila. Installed.

Christoph Korn (c-korn) wrote :

What version of xvst did you try to install?
The version on GetDeb does not depend on ffmpeg

Please attach the output of the following commands:
lsb_release -a
sudo apt-get update
apt-cache policy
apt-cache policy xvst

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