Octoprint Timelapse Error: The ffmpeg C:\ffmpeg\bin The path doesn't exist


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Octoprint Timelapse Error: The ffmpeg C:\ffmpeg\bin The path doesn't exist
Octolapse Startup Failed
Unable to start the timelapse. Canceling print. Error: The ffmpeg C:\ffmpeg\bin does not exist. Please configure this setting within the Octoprint settings pages located at Features->Webcam & Timelapse under Timelapse Recordings->Path to FFMPEG.

FFMPEG has been tested on it own on Win 10 PC plays videos ok
Added path in system environmental variables

Octoprint 1.3.8 Rasp Pi 3 Prusa MK3 trying to get Octolapse to work no video or picture shows up cancels print


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  1. Is there a folder at the global (as in "root", "Administrator") level of your computer called "C:\ffmpeg\bin"?
  2. Who does OctoPrint run as (username)? Is it pi or something else?
  3. Does this user have the Windows rights to read/write here at the global level? Microsoft usually blocks this sort of access unless it's under the user's C:\users\pi home directory or similar. It's a security thing.

I teach software development and perhaps 10% of the students are on Windows-based computers. For 32 years I coded on PCs and the last 4 have been on Macs due to the problems like this.

This post should give you a feel for the differences regarding paths.

You might try /ffmpeg/bin as the path in your config and see if it works; it may surprise you.


#3

i have tired it under users and also made sure the folders in several locations have admin and user rights I also turned off the firewall and antivirus


#4

i think i may have it testing now this was missing from octoprint Path to FFMPEG /usr/bin/avconv


#5

I'm confused. Is OctoPrint installed on Windows or on a Linux OS (like OctoPi on a Raspberry Pi)?

Is the camera connected to the same system as the printer?


#6

He mentioned that in the fine print earlier...

"FFMPEG has been tested on it own on Win 10 PC..."


#7

i think i may have it testing now this was missing from octoprint Path to FFMPEG /usr/bin/avconv

If, as @OutsourcedGuru suggests, OctoPrint is installed on Windows, then "/usr/bin/avconv" is wrong.

I think I'm still confused :confused:


#8

@b-morgan that makes two of us. /usr/bin/avconv makes absolutely no sense as path on a Windows system.


#9

Ok so i had the same issue.
I downloaded https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
then extracted the files into C:\ffmpeg
my patch was c:\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe

that took care of the error.