FFmpeg 2.0 PPA available for Ubuntu 13.04 / 13.10 / 12.10

September 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

The FFmpeg 2.0 has been released for months. If you don’t want to build it from source, now you can install in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal via a PPA repository.

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As you may know, FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. Version 2.0 is a major release which brings FTP Protocol support and filter graph description readable from file just to name two. Read more at www.ffmpeg.org

Install FFmpeg 2.0 via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

Then update package lists and install ffmpeg:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

The PPA also contains other packages that you may not want. Remove the ppa after installation by:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:samrog131/ppa; sudo apt-get update


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