Easy install ffmpeg on Linux – The ultimate media handling utility

By | September 15, 2015
Easy Install FFMPEG

Easy Install FFMPEG

Easy install ffmpeg on Linux – The ultimate media handling utility

Anyone who has tried to handle media files of any sort from images to movies, or also flv, mp4, mp3, ts or other types of multimedia content will have heard of the utility called FFMPEG.

Quite simply FFMPEG is the gem that gives you the ability to broadcast/stream, convert, or play that media file.

FFMPEG Functionality - The ultimate media tool

FFMPEG Functionality – The ultimate media tool

The biggest issue with this utility is that it has LOADS of seperate components, some new, some old, some obselete, some which may not even be available for your distribution of Linux.

There are 1001 different tutorials over the last 10 years for every different distribution of linux you can think of, but 95% of them are out of date, cumbersome, and after a lot of work to install it to the end, then you will find something that just doesnt work for you. ANNOYING!!!

WELL, having faced this uphill struggle myself, I found a simple 5minute solution that ANYONE CAN DO !!!

One guy has done the hard work for you and made a PRE-COMPILED version you can easy install ffmpeg by a simple UNZIP, put in your path (/usr/local/bin will normally do), and just run it !!!

His builds contain everything that I have ever needed so far. Each archive includes ffmpeg, ffmpeg-10bit, ffprobe, ffserver, qt-faststart, and all the man pages in both text and pdf format

Easy Install FFMPEG

Check his download site HERE

Dont forget if you find some use to his builds to send him some beer tokens !! At the end of the day he has saved you a LOT OF HOURS pulling your hair out !!!

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