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How To Install FFmpeg On Ubuntu, Via Command Line

How to install FFmpeg on Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 via command line. FFmpeg 3.1.5 “Laplace” Multimedia Framework has been released for Ubuntu and other Linux Distributions. FFmpeg 3.1.5 brings an updated library and codes versions.

FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. FFmpeg contains libavcodec, libavutil, libavformat, libavfilter, libavdevice, libswscale and libswresample which can be used by applications. As well as ffmpeg, ffserver, ffplay and ffprobe which can be used by end users for transcoding, streaming and playing.


FFmpeg command line tool 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.

Install FFmpeg on Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal to install FFmpeg 3.1.3 on Ubuntu Systems:

Method 1

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265

Method 2

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/hybrid
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Once installed use the FFmpeg to convert audio and video files on Linux Ubuntu Systems.

You can read the changelog for complete changes and features released.

How To Install FFmpeg On Ubuntu, Via Command Line originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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