FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

FFmpeg is a suite of media encoders and decoders with support of multiple codecs and containers. It is typically used in library form by a graphical tool, or via the command-line interface which offers scriptability and portability. FFmpeg includes the libavcodec and libavformat libraries.

See also: FFmpeg: The ultimate Video and Audio Manipulation Tool - Super User Blog


FFmpeg can be downloaded from the official homepage.

How to write a question for FFmpeg

  • Always install the latest version if possible
  • Include the full command line input and output, not truncating anything
  • Provide a sample video if possible

The ffmpeg-user mailing list and #ffmpeg IRC channel are also good places to ask for help.

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