Install FFmpeg 3.3.1 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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FFmpeg released it's first DotX version of 3.3 series recently and in this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Latest Version of FFmpeg 3.3.1 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 and LinuxMint


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 on any Linux-based operating system.

What's New in FFmpeg 3.3.1


  • libavutil 55. 58.100
  • libavcodec 57. 89.100
  • libavformat 57. 71.100
  • libavdevice 57. 6.100
  • libavfilter 6. 82.100
  • libavresample 3. 5. 0
  • libswscale 4. 6.100
  • libswresample 2. 7.100
  • libpostproc 54. 5.100


Installation steps

FFmpeg can be installed on Ubuntu and LinuxMint via PPA or from the source file also
Step 1: Add the UnOfficial PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install FFmpeg 3.3.1
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Install it from source

Step 1: Download the source file
wget https://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-3.3.1.tar.xz
Step 2: extract it and compile it
tar -xf ffmpeg-3.3.1.tar.xz
./configure
Step 3: Make the FFmpeg
make && make install

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