How To Install FFmpeg 2.2.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS Via PPA

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

The latest version available is FFmpeg 2.2.1 “Muybridge”, which has been recently released, coming only with a bunch of bug-fixes. See the changelog for more information.

how to install FFmpeg 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra and Linux Mint 14 Nadia.

In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra and Linux Mint 14 Nadia.

Because it will be available via PPA soon, installing FFmpeg 2.2.1 on the listed Ubuntu and Linux Mint 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-real

Optional, to remove ffmpeg do:

$ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg-real

Or, if you want to uninstall ffmpeg, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:samrog131/ppa

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4 comments on “How To Install FFmpeg 2.2.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS Via PPA
  1. NACER says:

    Hi,
    does it work for debian ?!
    Thank you

    • Geekster says:

      now, but i will write a dedicated post on how to install the latest ffmpeg version on Debian!

    • Geekster says:

      now, it does not work, due to the fact that Debian does not have support for PPAs. But i will create a special article on how to install the latest ffmpeg version on debian Jessie, Sid and Wheezy!

  2. Pedro A. Aranda says:

    Nice, just one question… Do you include support for the aac-fdk library? It’s Fraunhofer’s AAC coder and gives brilliant results on the iPod. I usually compile with x264 and aac-fdk. This covers my TV and my iPod and that’s more than enough for me.

    Thanks,

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