How to Install FFmpeg on CentOS with RPM Fusion

FFmpeg is a cross-platform command line interface (CLI) audio editor and video editor with a long range of possibilities for recording, streaming, and converting media files to your preferences.

The easiest way to install FFmpeg on CentOS is with the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository, which provides more software packages than are available in CentOS by default, and RPM Fusion which includes the FFmpeg repo.

The RPM Fusion repo for FFmpeg is behind the latest version available. For the latest FFmpeg version, you’ll need to install FFmpeg from source code or email our 24/7 Live Support to request a free installation on your managed VPS or dedicated server.

Whether you’re trying to figure out how to install FFmpeg on cPanel servers or unmanaged cloud servers, below we’ll cover how to:

Install FFmpeg on CentOS

To install FFmpeg on CentOS with EPEL and RPM Fusion:

  1. Log in to SSH
  2. Install the the EPEL software repository:
    sudo yum install epel-release
  3. Install RPM Fusion:
    sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm
  4. Install FFmpeg with YUM:
    sudo yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel
  5. Check your FFmpeg version:
    ffmpeg -version

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Using FFmpeg

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Want to play with the newly installed FFmpeg media editor? Here are a few options on getting started with FFmpeg.

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