FFmpeg is a cross-platform application to record, convert and stream multimedia files. Multiple software applications and websites are uses ffmpeg for handling of read/write of audio/video files. In addition to use ffmpeg as developer tool, FFmpeg also provides an command-line interface to perform large number of tasks of for audio/video file management, alteration, and analysis.

This tutorial will help you to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux system.


You must have shell access with sudo privileged account access on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

It is an good idea to keep your system packages update ot date. So, login to your system and update current packages on your system.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt upgrade 

Install FFmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS contains ffmpeg debian packages under the default repositories. During the article update 4.2.4 is available for the installation.

To install FFmpeg, open a terminal and execute the following commands…

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install ffmpeg 

Once the packages installed on your system. Check the version of ffmpeg on your system:

ffmpeg -version 


ffmpeg version 4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 9 (Ubuntu 9.3.0-10ubuntu2)

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How to Install and Use FFmpeg on Ubuntu 20.04 – TecAdmin
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