Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How to install FFmpeg 3.1.1 “Laplace” 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 3.1.1 "Laplace", a new major release, is now available! Some of the highlights:

  •     DXVA2-accelerated HEVC Main10 decoding
  •     fieldhint filter
  •     loop video filter and aloop audio filter
  •     Bob Weaver deinterlacing filter
  •     firequalizer filter
  •     datascope filter
  •     bench and abench filters
  •     ciescope filter
  •     protocol blacklisting API
  •     MediaCodec H264 decoding
  •     VC-2 HQ RTP payload format (draft v1) depacketizer and packetizer
  •     VP9 RTP payload format (draft v2) packetizer
  •     AudioToolbox audio decoders
  •     AudioToolbox audio encoders
  •     coreimage filter (GPU based image filtering on OSX)
  •     libdcadec removed
  •     bitstream filter for extracting DTS core
  •     ADPCM IMA DAT4 decoder
  •     musx demuxer
  •     aix demuxer
  •     remap filter
  •     hash and framehash muxers
  •     colorspace filter
  •     hdcd filter
  •     readvitc filter
  •     VAAPI-accelerated format conversion and scaling
  •     libnpp/CUDA-accelerated format conversion and scaling
  •     Duck TrueMotion 2.0 Real Time decoder
  •     Wideband Single-bit Data (WSD) demuxer
  •     VAAPI-accelerated H.264/HEVC/MJPEG encoding
  •     DTS Express (LBR) decoder
  •     Generic OpenMAX IL encoder with support for Raspberry Pi
  •     IFF ANIM demuxer & decoder
  •     Direct Stream Transfer (DST) decoder
  •     loudnorm filter
  •     MTAF demuxer and decoder
  •     MagicYUV decoder
  •     OpenExr improvements (tile data and B44/B44A support)
  •     BitJazz SheerVideo decoder
  •     CUDA CUVID H264/HEVC decoder
  •     10-bit depth support in native utvideo decoder
  •     libutvideo wrapper removed
  •     YUY2 Lossless Codec decoder
  •     VideoToolbox H.264 encoder
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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