How to Add FFmpeg 4 PPA for Ubuntu Based Systems

April 10, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

FFmpeg 4 Ubuntu PPA Add

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Add FFmpeg 4 PPA in Ubuntu GNU/Linux Based OSes.

And FFmpeg for Ubuntu is the Leading Multimedia Framework, able to Decode, Encode, Transcode, Mux, Demux, Stream, Filter and Execute pretty much Anything that humans and machines have created.

So this Setup is Valid for All the Ubuntu Based Platforms like:

  • Linux Mint
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Elementary OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi Linux
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop_OS!
  • Voyager
  • Trisquel
  • LXLE
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Q4OS
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
How to Add FFmpeg 4 PPA for Ubuntu Based Systems - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Ubuntu Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Add FFmpeg 4 PPA for Ubuntu Based Systems - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Adding FFmpeg 4 Repo

    Then to Add FFmpeg 4 Repository for Ubuntu
    Execute:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-4

    For the Non LTS or Latest Releases then Amend the Repo Manually:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jonathonf-ubuntu-ffmpeg-4*.list

    And Change for Instance ‘disco’ to ‘bionic’…
    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

  3. 3. Refreshing Ubuntu Sources

    Next to Refresh Ubuntu Apt Repo Sources
    Do:

    sudo apt update
  4. 4. Installing FFmpeg 4 on Ubuntu

    Finally, to Install FFmpeg 4 for Ubuntu Based

    FFmpeg 4 Ubuntu Installation Guide

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