How To Install FFmpeg 2.1.1 On Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10, Linux Mint 16/15/14 And Pear OS 8/7

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FFmpeg is a popular multimedia framework, that enables the users to easily ncode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play audio and video content.

FFmpeg 2.1.1 has been released a few days ago. Among others, the latest version of ffmpeg available comes with native support for the HEVC/H.265 decoder, support for HNM 4 demuxer and video decoder has been added and a Live HDS muxer has been implementented. For more information, see the official changelog.

how to install FFmpeg 2.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Pear OS 8 and Pear OS 7.

In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.1.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Pear OS 8 and Pear OS 7.

Because it will be available via PPA soon, installing FFmpeg 2.1.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the needed ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the ffmpeg package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

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One comment on “How To Install FFmpeg 2.1.1 On Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10, Linux Mint 16/15/14 And Pear OS 8/7
  1. jurgen says:

    To make it work in Kubuntu 14.04 (September 2014) I had to install it like this:
    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real

    Then I had to create a symbolic link in /usr/bin to the directory of ffmpeg:
    The graphical way is to type ‘sudo dolphin’ in konsole. Navigate to ‘usr/bin’. Right clicK and ‘create new’ choose ‘link to file or folder’.
    Name the link ‘ffmpeg’ and direct it to ‘/opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg’.

    Now it should work

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