Sunday, June 26, 2016

How to install FFmpeg 3.0.2 “Einstein” Has Been Released on Ubuntu

FFmpeg is a popular multimedia framework, that enables the users to easily ncode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play audio and video content.

 FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein", a new major release, is now available! Some of the highlights:

  •     The native FFmpeg AAC encoder has seen extensive improvements and is no longer considered experimental
  •     Removed support for libvo-aacenc and libaacplus
  •     Over 30 new filters have been added
  •     Many ASM optimizations
  •     VP9 Hardware Acceleration (DXVA2 and VA-API)
  •     Cineform HD decoder
  •     New DCA decoder based on libdcadec with full support for DTS-HD extensions
  •     As with all major releases expect major backward incompatible API/ABI changes
  •     See the Changelog for a list of more updates
 Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04(Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

All you have to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the ffmpeg package:

Run the following commands in Terminal to install :

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/hybrid

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

 Optional, to remove ffmpeg, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg

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