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How to install FFmpeg on Fedora Linux

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2020
Fedora

Introduction

FFmpeg is a free, open-source utility to encode/decode video or audio. This tutorial is for all versions of Fedora Linux including:

  • Fedora 31
  • Fedora 32

Prerequisites

Installation

  1. Add the RPM Fusion repository

    $ sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    $ sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    
  2. Update your system to the latest packages.

    $ sudo dnf update
    
  3. Install FFmpeg

    $ sudo dnf install -y ffmpeg
    
  4. Ensure FFmpeg works by running

    $ ffmpeg --help
    

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