Install FFmpeg 2.8.6 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest  Version of FFmpeg 2.8.6 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS /other versions , LinuxMint and Debian.

FFmpeg is an open source and cross-platform solution for converting, encoding and recording audio and video streams.It is available for download as a single source archive that can be  compiled and installed in any Linux-based operating system.


Changes in FFmpeg 2.8.6


  • Amongst lots of other changes, it includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-08-28, libav 11 as of 2015-08-28.
  • It includes the following library versions
  1. libavutil 54. 31.100
  2. libavcodec 56. 60.100
  3. libavformat 56. 40.101
  4. libavdevice 56. 4.100
  5. libavfilter 5. 40.101
  6. libavresample 2. 1. 0
  7. libswscale 3. 1.101
  8. libswresample 1. 2.101
  9. libpostproc 53. 3.100

Installation steps

Step 1:Download the tar file from the home site
wget https://www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-2.8.6.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package and make the install 
cd ffmpeg-2.8.6/
./configure
make && sudo make install 
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