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    I tried posting in the bugs forum, but I wasn't really getting an answer...
    When I tried installing ffmpegX onto Leopard, I downloaded the necessary files, pasted them on my desktop, but when I tried to install, I got an error saying:

    ##sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
    sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file

    Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks for your help!
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    There are two common sources of this problem:

    1) Pathname contains special characters (such as spaces).
    2) Your admin pw contains special characters.

    Stick to plain old alphanumerics for minimum trouble...
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  3. I had this too (think that was the error anyway) - was because I'd not had a user password set up, did that and it was fine
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    This is the error trying to install mencoder, mplayer binaries, mpeg2enc on my MacBook iCD 2.0Ghz 13" White with Mac OS X 10.5


    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Password:



    anyone kwow the solution?

    Thanks
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  5. Did you actually enter your correct OSX login password?
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  6. Originally Posted by kung
    This is the error trying to install mencoder, mplayer binaries, mpeg2enc on my MacBook iCD 2.0Ghz 13" White with Mac OS X 10.5


    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Password:



    anyone kwow the solution?

    Thanks
    I had exactly the same error message ... I tried 10 times ... no success ...
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    I had exactly the same message as the above post (WARNING: Improper use of the SUDO...). I tried putting the binaries on the desktop as suggested in another posting, but got the same result. Then I remembered a similar problem I had a couple of years ago with another program. The solution was to add a password to my user account (I was not using a password), run the install, then remove the password. This was successful, everything installed normally.
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    I just changed my password to a one word code. It wasn't hard, and also, make sure you enter your password into the bar on the bottom before you click the install button or whatever it is.
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    Originally Posted by kung
    This is the error trying to install mencoder, mplayer binaries, mpeg2enc on my MacBook iCD 2.0Ghz 13" White with Mac OS X 10.5


    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Password:



    anyone kwow the solution?

    Thanks
    I got the same error as well. I don't use an OSX password so I leave it blank and click "install". I didn't get this error running Tiger so I tried adding a user password in OSX and this fixed the problem. Is there an update so that I can remove my OSX user password?
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    Just go back into accounts and change your password again, but leave "New Password" and "Verify" blank this time.
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