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How to Install and Use FFmpeg on CentOS 7

FFmpeg is a free and open-source collection of tools for handling multimedia files. It contains a set of shared audio and video libraries such as libavcodec, libavformat, and libavutil. With FFmpeg, you can convert between various video and audio formats, set sample rates, capture streaming audio/video, and resize videos.

Installing FFmpeg on CentOS 7

The RPM Fusion repository depends on the EPEL software repository. If the EPEL is not enabled on your system, enable it by typing:

yum install epel-release -y

Enable the RPM Fusion repository by installing the rpm package :

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm

Install FFmpeg:

yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel

Verify the FFmpeg installation by checking its version:

ffmpeg -version

We have shown you how to install FFmpeg on CentOS 7 machines. You can now visit the official FFmpeg Documentation page and learn how to use FFmpeg to convert and your video and audio files.

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