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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 / Nightly 20171123
Released:Nov 20,2017
File size:40.8MB
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3.4 / Nightly 20171123 (November 20, 2017)


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Download ffmpeg 3.4  [40.8MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg 3.4 64-bit  [43.7MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

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Download ffmpeg Nightly 20171123 portable  [ca 40.8MB]  [Win]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg Nightly 20171123 64-bit portable  [ca 40.8MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]

Download ffmpeg Nightly 20171123 Mac  [ca 40.8MB]  [Mac]

Download ffmpeg 3.4 from another mirror site  [Win]

Download ffmpeg 3.4 Mac 64-bit  [53.8MB]  [Mac64]

Download ffmpeg 3.4 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
Download Davis Transcoder
Download WinFF
Download AutoFF
Download Avanti
Download AutoFF
Download XpegT GuiForFFmpeg
Download FFmpegYAG
Download SmartFFmpeg
Download Convendro
Download Multiconvert
Download Hyper Video Converter [HVC],Frontend for FFMPEG, Mencoder, and FFMPEG2Theora.
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 "Cantor"
3.4 was released on 2017-10-15. 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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AVI to DVD Encoding and Authoring : BASIC

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Mini Guide: Normalizing Audio for Multiple AVI files

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Virtualdub External Encoder feature (Video tutorial)

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31 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

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

Okay, newer version of this program is not running on either xphome xppro and server2003 std (all x86 32bit). the last version to support these OSes is ffmpeg v3.0.0.

from 3.0.1 and newer is failing.

it is needed for ant video downloader... was wondering what was going on. I tried all the version from 0.7 all the way to 3.3.

and using the gui ffmpegyag_0.7.6 was really good, been using freemake so now experimenting with ffmpeg with gui.

Sep 4, 2017 Version: 3.0.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10

Well, once again - in fact JM is wrong - exe can be even 60MB or more - not sure about Chromium size - sure about ffmpeg - single exe, doing whatever you need whenever you need - there is plenty GUI's for ffmpeg but due the way how quickly ffmpeg evolve GUI's are frequently outdated and as such ffmpeg shine on console or script...
If you can use text editor like notepad and you are able understand documentation for ffmpeg (or better understand source code) it will be extremally difficult to find comparable jewel like ffmpeg... so yes - JM may have bad experience or feel disappointing in expectations but beside this he is totally wrong in his judgement.

Aug 30, 2017 Version: all OS: Vista Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

As JM says, you can tell this is bad software because the executable file is so big and he couldn't get it to do anything. That's really a shame, because I make money with it every single day.

Aug 30, 2017 Version: N-85750-ga75ef15 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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