In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FFmpeg on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, FFmpeg is open-source software (also a command-line tool) for transcoding multimedia files. It contains a set of shared audio and video libraries such as libavcodec, libavformat, and libavutil. With FFmpeg, you can convert between various video and audio formats, set sample rates, capture streaming audio or video, and resize videos.
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 Manjaro 20 (Nibia).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro 20.
- 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 Manjaro 20 Nibia
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:
sudo pacman -Syu
Step 2. Installing FFmpeg on Manjaro 20.
- Install FFmpeg from the default repository Manjaro:
sudo pacman -Sy ffmpeg x264 x265
- Install FFmpeg using Snap:
Now run the following to install Snap packages:
sudo pacman -S snapd sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
To install FFmpeg, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install ffmpeg
Step 4. Using FFmpeg.
The usage of FFmpeg depends on individual projects and 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 for installing the latest version of FFmpeg on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FFmpeg website.