Install Latest FFmpeg 3.3 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS via PPA

FFmpeg 3.3 Hilbert was released - This is the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 3.3 release branch, about 5 months after the release of FFmpeg 3.2. I will show you how to install latest FFmpeg multimedia library on Ubuntu : 16.04 LTS Xenia Xerus and 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.

FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created.

It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

Install or Update FFmpeg 3.3 in Linux Ubuntu

It is also highly portable: FFmpeg compiles, runs, and passes our testing infrastructure FATE across Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs, Solaris, etc. under a wide variety of build environments, machine architectures, and configurations.

FFmpeg 3.3 Hilbert

  • Apple Pixlet decoder
  • NewTek SpeedHQ decoder
  • QDMC audio decoder
  • PSD (Photoshop Document) decoder
  • FM Screen Capture decoder
  • ScreenPressor decoder
  • XPM decoder
  • DNxHR decoder fixes for HQX and high resolution videos
  • ClearVideo decoder (partial)
  • 16.8 and 24.0 floating point PCM decoder
  • Intel QSV-accelerated VP8 video decoding
  • native Opus encoder
  • DNxHR 444 and HQX encoding
  • Quality improvements for the (M)JPEG encoder
  • VAAPI-accelerated MPEG-2 and VP8 encoding
  • MPEG-7 Video Signature filter
  • Intel QSV video scaling and deinterlacing filters
  • Support MOV with multiple sample description tables
  • Pro-MPEG CoP #3-R2 FEC protocol
  • Support for spherical videos
  • CrystalHD decoder moved to new decode API

Installing FFmpeg 3.3 via PPA in Ubuntu Linux

Step 1 - Open terminal via Unity Dash or you can use shrotcut by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T

Also on Linuxslaves :

Step 2 - Run the command below to add the PPA repository to Ubuntu :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3

Type your password then press Enter key to continue.

Step 3 - If you're using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, you need to add another PPA for the dependencies purpose as follows :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/tesseract

Step 4 - Once added, now run the following :

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Optionally, you can open Ubuntu's Software and Updates to install / update latest FFmpeg

How to Remove FFmpeg 3.3

It's pretty easy if you want to revert / restore FFmpeg to stock version. All you need is purge the PPA by running :

sudo apt install ppa-purge && ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3

That's it folks!

That's I can write about how to install or update FFmpeg in Linux : Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS. Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it and thanks for visiting us!