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How to install FFMPEG on Ubuntu

📅 2014-Nov-19 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ avconv, ffmpeg, libav ⬩ 📚 Archive

The FFMPEG project has forked into the LibAV project. Ubuntu ships with the LibAV (libav-tools) package instead of FFMPEG. However, I found that the avconv program from LibAV does not support certain parameters that FFMPEG does. If you find yourself in such a situation, you may want to install FFMPEG on Ubuntu.

$ sudo apt-get remove libav-tools
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Tried with: FFMPEG 2.4.3 and Ubuntu 14.04

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