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 available is FFmpeg 2.3.3 “Mandelbrot, which has been released a while ago, coming with updates for the library components: libavutil 52. 92.100, libavcodec 55. 69.100, libavformat 55. 48.100, libavdevice 55. 13.102, libavfilter 4. 11.100, libavresample 1. 3. 0, libswscale 2. 6.100, libswresample 0. 19.100 and libpostproc 52. 3.100.
In this article I will show you how to install FFmpeg 2.3.3 “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 available via PPA, installing FFmpeg 2.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the ffmpeg package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
Optional, to remove ffmpeg, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg