I tried to install FFmpeg on my Ubuntu 15.

When I try to play video like this:

./ffplay video.mp4 

It shows me that:

bash :./ffplay: no such file or directory

How can I fix this problem please?

  • How did you try to install ffmpeg? – muru Mar 27 '16 at 15:12
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    just remove the space between ff and play => ffplay – Dimitri Podborski Mar 27 '16 at 15:18

First you have to install ffmpeg.

Open a terminal and execute :

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg  

Navigate to the folder containing the video file and execute :

ffplay <video-file-name-including-the-file-extension>  

Or open Nautilus file manager, right-click the folder containing the video file, open in terminal ...

Examples (one with spaces in the file name and one without) :

ffplay Type-C-Hypervisors.mp4

ffplay "OpenStack for Everybody.mp4"
  • when i execute this command tell <sudo apt-get install ffmpeg > ffmpeg is already the newest version .. and i try to play video from link .. i dont have that video on my folders.... – ldeveloper Mar 27 '16 at 16:30
  • @ldeveloper : This means that you already have ffmpeg installed. What do you mean with link ? Examples in the answer are videos that are on my PC ... so you of course have to take your video files and folders. :) – cl-netbox Mar 27 '16 at 16:37
  • no , if i want play this video . ./ffplay skyiptv.ddns.net:8000/live/batman/batman/400.ts – ldeveloper Mar 27 '16 at 17:02
  • @ldeveloper : Here you can find some more information about video streaming with ffmpeg / ffplay -> trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/StreamingGuide - but this is not the "normal" way of using ffmpeg / ffplay ... :) – cl-netbox Mar 27 '16 at 17:06
  • @cl-netbox Unfortunately, that guide is a mess (it's written by one well-intentioned, yet scatterbrained guy and has received no cleanup), and it about encoding for streaming, not playback. I think it will simply confuse the OP. – llogan Mar 27 '16 at 18:04

Your command ./ffplay tries to run ffplay from the current directory ("."). Since the ffmpeg package installs ffplay in /usr/bin, and not in your current directory, ./ffplay cannot find the program to execute.

Use ffplay video.mp4 (remove the "./"), and let your shell find the executable using $PATH.

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