Compatible with Windows 7 and above.
If you're downloading a package to support features in a program like Krita or Blender, the release essentials build is sufficient. Read more in the section about these builds.
The following builds are also available through package managers:
choco install ffmpeg
choco install ffmpeg-full
scoop install ffmpeg
winget install ffmpeg
release full shared:
scoop install ffmpeg-shared
winget install "FFmpeg (Shared)"
scoop install ffmpeg-gyan-nightly
Last build update: 2023-10-02 Next build update: 2023-10-05
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FFmpeg is a widely-used cross-platform multimedia framework which can process almost all common and many uncommon media formats. It has over 1000 internal components to capture, decode, encode, modify, combine, stream media, and it can make use of dozens of external libraries to provide more capabilities.
The FFmpeg project offers 3 primary tools in source code form to access this functionality, which are ffmpeg for processing, ffprobe for information and ffplay for playback. Binaries of these tools can be built to include only a select set of these components & libraries. This site offers builds in a couple of variants: the essentials build variant contains commonly used libraries, whereas the full build variant also contains most of the remainder. See the libraries section for a list. All variants contain all internal components available for Windows.
FFmpeg's source code is maintained using a version control system called git. The git master builds are built from the master branch of the repository, which is where all development occurs whereas the release builds are built from the latest release branch. These are essentially a snapshot of the master branch at a given point of time. They are updated with bug and security fixes for a while but no new features. It is highly recommended to choose a git master build; unlike many software, releases are primarily made for the convenience of OS distributors and package managers and don't signify greater stability or maturity. For a bug report to be accepted, the issue must be reproducible using a very recent git master build.
All builds are 64-bit, static and licensed as GPLv3; the release full variant is also available as a shared build with development files. A set of supplementary tools are available in the tools section. These are updated infrequently and are licensed as LGPLv3.
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