FFmpeg 2.0 Has Been Released

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the popular open-source, multi-platform audio and video encoding tool FFmpeg has been updated to FFmpeg 2.0. In 10 months of work, many fixes and improvements have been done. To see the full list of changes and new features, read the official changelog.

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For now, FFmpeg 2.0 is not available in any repository, so we have to install it from source:

$ wget -c www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-2.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf ffmpeg-2.0.tar.gz
$ cd ffmpeg-2.0
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

It will be installed by default on Ubunu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, and it will be added in the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg for the previous Ubuntu versions.

If you get dependency issues while installing from sources, you can wait a few days until it will be added to the PPA:

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

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