Set up ffmpeg for Arlo on Hassbian

Was excited that Arlo support was added in 0.46 but having trouble with the video streams from the cameras. I assume this is because I haven’t yet configured ffmpeg. From the support docs, it gives directions for installing on debian, which I had hoped would work on hassbian on my Pi Zero W. Alas, it did not. Here is what I got from my attempts:

 $ sudo echo "deb jessie-backports main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
-bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied

Help please?

Yes you need to setup and configure ffmpeg for the video streams to work.

I don’t know why the command fails for you but you can try to add the line using nano instead.

$ cd /etc/apt/
$ sudo nano sources.list

add “deb jessie-backports main” (without quotes) on a new row at the end of the document. Save and exit and you should be good to continue the installation.

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I can´t get this to work. I got the same error but did as @matteskonto suggested. But then? How dose you configfile looks like?