ffmpeg: ffmpeg video converter#
ffmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter that can also grab from a live audio/video source. It can also convert between arbitrary sample rates and resize video on the fly with a high quality polyphase filter.
“FFmpeg is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or later. However, FFmpeg incorporates several optional parts and optimizations that are covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later. If those parts get used the GPL applies to all of FFmpeg.”
Equivalent System Packages#
alpine: install the following packages: ffmpeg
$ sudo pacman -S ffmpeg
$ conda install imageio-ffmpeg
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
$ sudo pkg install multimedia/ffmpeg
$ brew install ffmpeg
macports: install the following packages: ffmpeg
$ nix-env --install ffmpeg
$ sudo zypper install ffmpeg
$ sudo xbps-install ffmpeg
If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.