In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FFmpeg on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, FFmpeg is an all-in-one multimedia codex that can convert audio and video into different formats based command-line tool. FFmpeg is available on Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, BSD systems, and Solaris.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the FFmpeg multimedia framework on CentOS 9 Stream.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 9 Stream.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install FFmpeg on CentOS 9 Stream
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Enable EPEL and RPMfusion Repository.
Run the following command below to install the EPEL repository:
sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-9.noarch.rpm \ sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-next-release-latest-9.noarch.rpm
Next step, install the RPM Fusion repository using the following command below:
sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %rhel).noarch.rpm sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %rhel).noarch.rpm
Step 3. Installing FFmpeg on CentOS 9 Stream.
By default, FFmpeg is available on the CentOS 9 Stream base repository. Let’s install the latest version of FFmpeg using the following command below:
sudo dnf install ffmpeg
For the development packages, use the following command below:
sudo dnf install ffmpeg-free-devel
Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of FFmpeg:
Step 4. Using FFmpeg.
The usage of FFmpeg depends on individual projects and the desired output. Refer to the official FFmpeg documentation for an in-depth description of its features and examples. If you want to learn more about FFmpeg, input:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed FFmpeg. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the FFmpeg on CentOS 9 Stream. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FFmpeg website.