Downloading ffmpeg (General instructions)

Downloading ffmpeg (General instructions)

Hi everyone,

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!

Enjoy!