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 has been released a few days ago. Among others, it comes with bugfixes, native HEVC/H.265 decoder support, RTMP seek support, DVB teletext decoder, Opus support in Matroska, native VP9 decoder, ReplayGain scanner and many others. For more information, see the official changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.1 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 is available via PPA, installing FFmpeg 2.1 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