Installing FFMPEG and FFprobe on Centos with the latest FFMPEG version

We using ffmpeg on our centos servers but it is from 2015 ffmpeg version, 2. Now it is necessary to update the latest ffmpeg and ffprobe.

it can be done easily.

To do so, start by getting the install script:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/q3aql/ffmpeg-install/master/ffmpeg-install

Then make the file executable:

chmod a+x ffmpeg-install

Now install a release version:

./ffmpeg-install --install release

Now double check that it works:

ffmpeg -version

now we have

ffmpeg version 4.1.4-static https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/ Copyright (c) 2000-2019 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 6.3.0 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) 20170516
configuration: –enable-gpl –enable-version3 –enable-static –disable-debug –disable-ffplay –disable-indev=sndio –disable-outdev=sndio –cc=gcc-6 –enable-fontconfig –enable-frei0r –enable-gnutls –enable-gmp –enable-libgme –enable-gray –enable-libaom –enable-libfribidi –enable-libass –enable-libvmaf –enable-libfreetype –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libopencore-amrnb –enable-libopencore-amrwb –enable-libopenjpeg –enable-librubberband –enable-libsoxr –enable-libspeex –enable-libsrt –enable-libvorbis –enable-libopus –enable-libtheora –enable-libvidstab –enable-libvo-amrwbenc –enable-libvpx –enable-libwebp –enable-libx264 –enable-libx265 –enable-libxml2 –enable-libxvid –enable-libzvbi –enable-libzimg
libavutil 56. 22.100 / 56. 22.100
libavcodec 58. 35.100 / 58. 35.100
libavformat 58. 20.100 / 58. 20.100
libavdevice 58. 5.100 / 58. 5.100
libavfilter 7. 40.101 / 7. 40.101
libswscale 5. 3.100 / 5. 3.100
libswresample 3. 3.100 / 3. 3.100
libpostproc 55. 3.100 / 55. 3.100
Hyper fast Audio and Video encoder
usage: ffmpeg [options] [[infile options] -i infile]… {[outfile options] outfile}…

Use -h to get full help or, even better, run ‘man ffmpeg’

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