Today, I’ll show you the steps to download ffmpeg in your Windows machine. This is needed for tools like rav1e_gui, which uses ffmpeg to pre-process and post-process video files when encoding them to the new AV1 video format.
Below are the steps:
1. Navigate to https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/
2. Select the nightly build which is the first one shown in “Version”. Select the 64-bit Windows version if you have a 64-bit machine, and select “Static” in the Linking column. Then, click on “Download Build”:
3. Press “Save”:
4. When the download finishes, press “Open”:
5. Go to the ffmpeg folder:
6. Go to the “bin” folder:
7. Extract the “ffmpeg.exe” executable to your preferred location:
8. That’s it!