I need to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu aarch64 Architecture. I searched the web but all the guides are about how to install ffmpeg on other Ubuntu distros.

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    One possibility is to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.xx as @incBrain noted the most recent Ubuntu versions include ARM64 binaries as noted here for 15.04 and here for 15.10. – TheSchwa Mar 12 '16 at 1:53

I think if you are using Ubuntu 15.XX you can simply run:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

if you are on the lower Ubuntu version you can just simply download static builds from here. Or type this in the terminal:

wget http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/releases/ffmpeg-release-64bit-static.tar.xz
tar xf ffmpeg-release-64bit-static.tar.xz
cd ffmpeg-3.0-64bit-static/

Static build of ffmpeg ./ffmpeg will be inside this folder. You can also move it to /usr/local/bin to be able to run it from everywhere.

  • My distro is 14.04 but it is aarch64. I tried your solution but i get this error : bash: /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error – Medow Mar 10 '16 at 19:29
  • @Medow ah, I'm sorry didn't read carefully enough, so it's kind of ARM thing? Did you also try to compile ffmpeg? – Dimitri Podborski Mar 10 '16 at 19:45
  • No problem , And yes i did tried to compile it from source, but no success. – Medow Mar 10 '16 at 19:51
  • @Medow I can not find static builds for ARM. But it should be possible to compile it. What was the problem while you was trying to compile it? – Dimitri Podborski Mar 10 '16 at 19:54

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