How To Install FFmpeg on Fedora 36

Install FFmpeg on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FFmpeg on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, FFmpeg is open-source and free software for managing video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams. FFmpeg compiles and runs 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 on a Fedora 36.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • 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).
  • A 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 Fedora 36

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing FFmpeg on Fedora 36.

By default, the FFmpeg package come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of FFmpeg to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel

You can verify the installed version of FFmpeg with the following command:

ffmpeg -version

Step 3. FFmpeg Basic Commands.

Here is the list of a few FFmpeg basic commands line options. These commands will help you to work with the FFmpeg:

ffmpeg -version:            show version
ffmpeg -formats:            show available formats
ffmpeg -codecs:             show available codecs
ffmpeg -decoders:           show available decoders
ffmpeg -encoders:           show available encoders
ffmpeg -bsfs:               show available bit stream filters
ffmpeg -protocols:          show available protocols
ffmpeg -filters:            show available filters
ffmpeg -pix_fmts:           show available pixel formats
ffmpeg -layouts:            show standard channel layouts
ffmpeg -sample_fmts:        show available audio sample formats

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:

ffmpeg --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FFmpeg. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the FFmpeg on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FFmpeg website.

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