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.”


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Version Information#

Equivalent System Packages#

$ apk add ffmpeg
$ sudo pacman -S ffmpeg
$ conda install imageio-ffmpeg
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

No package needed.

$ sudo pkg install multimedia/ffmpeg
$ brew install ffmpeg
$ sudo port install ffmpeg
$ nix-env --install ffmpeg
$ sudo zypper install ffmpeg
$ sudo xbps-install ffmpeg

See https://repology.org/project/ffmpeg/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check if it can be used.