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.
Also worth mentioning, FFmpeg provides the ffmpeg tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer.
The latest version avaiable is FFmpeg 2.3 “Mandelbrot”, which has been recently released, coming with important optimizations for QTKit and AVFoundation input devices. Also, Libav has received native Opus decoder features. For information about this release, see the announcement on the official site.
In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.3 “Mandelbrot” on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is not available via any ppa or repository yet, we have to install it from sources. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
$ sudo apt-get install yasm
$ wget http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/releases/ffmpeg-2.3.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf ffmpeg-2.3.tar.bz2
$ cd ffmpeg-2.3/
$ sudo make install