Downloading ffmpeg (General instructions)

  • Posted on: 16 October 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

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/
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  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".
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  3. Press "Save".
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  4. When the download finishes, press "Open"
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  5. Go to the ffmpeg folder
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  6. Go to the "bin" folder
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  7. Extract the "ffmpeg.exe" executable to your preferred location
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  8. That's it!
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Enjoy!