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How to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


FFmpeg is available as a package in the Ubuntu repository. It's installation through the apt get install is the easiest way, but it does not offer the user the option of customization.

To install ffmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS launch a console and type the following commands.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ffmpeg

Verify the installation.

which ffmpeg

The result is shown below.


The /usr/bin directory is where the binary installations get stored automatically on Unix-like systems.

Launch ffmpeg.


With the main purpose of helping the user to customize ffmpeg to their own needs on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, i have created a guide which you can read.


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