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Install Latest FFmpeg Ubuntu

This tutorial is going to show you how to install the latest version of FFmpeg, so far it’s FFmpeg 2.1.2, in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives via PPA.

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. 2.1.2 was released on 2014-01-13. It is the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 2.1 release branch, which was cut from master on 2013-10-28. Amongst lots of other changes, it includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2013-10-27, libav 9 as of 2013-10-27.

Sam Rog has been maintaining the most recent FFmpeg packages in his PPA for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives. The PPA is trustable and so far it supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10.

The PPA changes so much, now it only provides FFmpeg 2.2.3 for Ubuntu 14.04 and FFmpeg 2.1.4 for Ubuntu 13.10. Please check out the packages from the PPA launchpad page first.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it open, run below command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

Then you can check for updates via Synaptic Package Manager. Or just run below commands instead:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

install latest ffmpeg ubuntu