Installing FFmpeg varies vastly depending on your operating system of choice. In this post, I will show you how you can easily install FFmpeg on any operating system
Step 1: Downloading the executable
- Easiest way to install FFmpeg on windows is to go HERE and download the latest
- An Example link would be THIS
- Extract the downloaded file and copy it to somewhere like
C:\ffmpeg(you should rename the extracted folder to
Step 2: Updating the PATH
- Open a command prompt as the administrator and run the following
setx /m PATH "C:\ffmpeg\bin;%PATH%"
This will add the
C:\ffmpeg\bin to your PATH variable, which means you should be able to run
ffmpeg from anywhere on your command prompt
Step 3: Verifying
Close your command prompt and re-open it and run this:
You should see the version if you have installed it properly
The best way to install
ffmpeg on mac is via
Step 1: Install Brew (if you don't have it)
Open a terminal window and run the following to install HomeBrew
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Step 2 : Install FFmpeg
brew install ffmpeg
That's it. Pretty easy right?
All the popular Linux distros have
ffmpeg in their package repository, so it is just a matter of issuing one command to install it
sudo apt update
sudo apt install ffmpeg
sudo dnf install ffmpeg
sudo pacman -S ffmpeg
That's all, have fun!