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How to install FFMpeg 3.3 Hilbert on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04

FFmpeg 3.3 a new major release recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. It also provides the tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer. Before we proceed on how to install ffmpeg on ubunut, lets take a look at what this release brings.

install ffmpeg

FFmpeg 3.3 Changelog

This release is a new major release and it comes with a host of new features and bug fix

  • 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
  • premultiply video filter
  • abitscope multimedia filter
  • readeia608 filter
  • threshold filter
  • midequalizer filter
  • MPEG-7 Video Signature filter
  • add internal ebur128 library, remove external libebur128 dependency
  • Intel QSV video scaling and deinterlacing filters
  • Sample Dump eXchange demuxer
  • MIDI Sample Dump Standard demuxer
  • Scenarist Closed Captions demuxer and muxer
  • 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
  • configure now fails if autodetect-libraries are requested but not found

How to install FFmpeg 3.3 on Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install ffmpeg libav-tools x264 x265

ffmpeg -version

How to uninstall FFmpeg 3.3 from Ubuntu

sudo apt install ppa-purge

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

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  • The title says “Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10” but the code is for 16.04 and 14.04. “jonathonf/ffmpeg-3” repo is not available for 17.04. How can one install on 17.04?


    • Thanks for notifing me of that. As seen that was an oversight on my part despite showing in the post that its for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.

      I will investigate install for Ubuntu 17.04 and update post.

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