x264 ffmpeg 224MB for video? 02 April 2019, 22:22:33 On one installation I tried upgrading and except for x264 a ton of new stuff wanted to be installed. I tried to see who needs x264 and there was nobody. Somehow x264 was installed as a dependency and was left as an orphan, or some dependant dropped it? So I removed x264. I know that on the last upgrade there were no unsatisfied dependencies, this is all from x264 I think.I went back to an installation with more software and checked to see what is going on there, pactree -r showed x264 needing ffmpeg and ffmpeg needing x264 (I don't know what's wrong with pactree -r, either I am reading it wrong or it is out of whack, but I've never seen this before). Ends up that smplayer needs mpv, and mpv needs a whole bunch of other stuff. If removed I save 220+MB of stored software. Are there alternatives? Yes, use the browser to watch local video files.Has something changed in their interdependencies?