How to install ffmpeg in linux

FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg includes libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat (Lavf), an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the ffmpeg command line program for transcoding multimedia files.

This article explains the steps to install ffmpeg from source.

Step1: Download the latest version of ffmpeg


Step2: Extract the downloaded zip file

#tar -xvf ffmpeg-3.2.1.tar.bz2

Step3: Change the location to extracted folder.

#cd ffmpeg-3.2.1

Step4: Compile and install the source



#make install

That's all....

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