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FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert, edit and stream audio and video. It is a command line video software for Windows, Mac and Linux. It supports converting between most video and audio formats. It supports grabbing and encoding in real time from streaming media, capture cards, etc. Multiplex(join) and demultipex(split) video and audio tracks from all video formats. Edit(cut,join) all video formats. Advanced video and audio filters. Subtitle support. ffplay(basic video player) and ffprobe(video identifier) are also included. Several frontEnds/GUIs are available like WinFF, Avanti.

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OS:Windows Mac Linux
Version:3.4.2 / Nightly 20180224
Released:Feb 23,2018
File size:43.6MB
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3.4.2 / Nightly 20180224 (February 23, 2018)


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Download ffmpeg 3.4.2  [43.6MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg 3.4.2 64-bit  [50.1MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

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Download ffmpeg Nightly 20180224 portable  [ca 43.6MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg Nightly 20180224 64-bit portable  [ca 43.6MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg 3.4.2 from another mirror site  [Win]

Download ffmpeg 3.4.2 Mac 64-bit  [61.0MB]  [Mac64]

Download ffmpeg Nightly 20180224 Mac  [ca 43.6MB]  [Mac]

Download ffmpeg 3.4.2 Linux  [9.7MB]  [Linux]

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More information and other downloads

Download ffmbc here, FFmpeg customized for broadcast and professional usage.

ffmpeg GUIs/Frontends:
Download myFFmpeg
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Download SmartFFmpeg
Download Convendro
Download Multiconvert
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Download zConvert, a converter for many different audio and video types, includes presets for a range of devices too.
Download FFE, a simple but very good ffmpeg fronted.
Download Ultimate Video Converter, another easy to use ffmpeg fronted.
Drag Drop Convert GUI, just drag and drop video files in drop zone and wait.
Download ffmpeg H264 bitstream changer here. It can change SAR, FPS, LEVEL, CROP,etc.

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

FFmpeg 3.4.2 "Cantor"
3.4.2 was released on 2018-02-12. It is the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 3.4 release branch, which was cut from master on 2017-10-11.

It includes the following library versions:

libavutil 55. 78.100
libavcodec 57.107.100
libavformat 57. 83.100
libavdevice 57. 10.100
libavfilter 6.107.100
libavresample 3. 7. 0
libswscale 4. 8.100
libswresample 2. 9.100
libpostproc 54. 7.100

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Feb 11, 2018 Version: 3.4.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

The motherlode. Whether people realise it or not, this is the engine that underpins most freeware video manipulation software.
I have a library of scripts that do what I need with ffmpeg in Windows. When I need new functionality I search the Web for a new script, likewise if a new release breaks my scripts. It's not hard.
WRT the download size, most people devote more bandwidth to YouTube cats and small children being silly.
Get real folks. This is magnificent freeware.

Dec 8, 2017 Version: 3.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

The daddy of them all! You must know what you are doing, so 99% of users out there will be totally baffled by how to use its command line hence my Ease of Use low score. For those who know how it's a perfect dream tool. I've yet to see a good free GUI to match this software and utilise it fully.

Dec 8, 2017 Version: 3.4 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Love this tool, thanks so much for the hard work. It really works great in conjunction with youtube-dl or as a stand alone tool (win, 64-bit, portable).

Oh, anyone know the difference between the 2017-08-30 and 2017-09-04 nightly versions, the readme files appear to be identical, maybe a maintenance release or something???

Sep 5, 2017 Version: 2017-09-04 nightly OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Try this one (last message links to files):

Sep 4, 2017 Version: ffmpeg version N-86354-g9221445-Reino OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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