How To Install FFmpeg 2.2.4 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives

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. The latest version avaiable is FFmpeg 2.2.4 “Muybridge”, which has been recently released. For information about this release, see the announcement on the official site.

how to install FFmpeg 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five

In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it will be available via PPA soon, installing FFmpeg 2.2.4 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE, Peppermint, Pinguy 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-real

Optional, to remove ffmpeg, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg-real

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2 comments on “How To Install FFmpeg 2.2.4 On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04 And Other Ubuntu 14.04 Derivatives
  1. John Spuzzum says:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package ffmpeg is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘ffmpeg’ has no installation candidate

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