How To Install FFmpeg on Fedora 37

Install FFmpeg on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FFmpeg on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, FFmpeg is a collection of free software that can record, convert and stream audio and video. With FFmpeg, you can easily convert your files into the format you need without worrying about compatibility issues. FFmpeg is developed on GNU/Linux but can be compiled on most operating systems, including Windows.

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 FFmpeg on a Fedora 37.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • 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 37

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

Step 2. Installing FFmpeg on Fedora 37.

By default, the FFmpeg package come in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the FFmpeg package to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel

Now check the version of FFmpeg installed on your Fedora system using the command:

ffmpeg -version

Step 3. FFmpeg Basic Commands.

Below are some basic commands for using 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

You can also get all command line options from:

ffmpeg --help

Step 4. FFmpeg Basic Examples.

Here are a few basic examples of uses of the FFmpeg command line:

  • Reduce .mov File Size:
ffmpeg -i sample-file.mov -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -crf 20 sample-file.mov
  • Convert .mov To .mp4
ffmpeg -i infile.mov -vcodec copy -acodec aac -strict experimental -ab 128k outfile.mp4

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FFmpeg. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing FFmpeg on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FFmpeg website.

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