Video conversion tool. More information: <https://ffmpeg.org>.


All systems
curl cmd.cat/ffmpeg.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install ffmpeg
apt-get install ffmpeg
apk add ffmpeg
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S ffmpeg
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install ffmpeg
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
brew install ffmpeg
apt-get install ffmpeg
docker run cmd.cat/ffmpeg ffmpeg powered by Commando

Video conversion tool. More information: <https://ffmpeg.org>.

  • Extract the sound from a video and save it as MP3:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/video.mp4 -vn path/to/sound.mp3
  • Save a video as GIF, scaling the height to 1000px and setting framerate to 15:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/video.mp4 -vf 'scale=-1:1000' -r 15 path/to/output.gif
  • Combine numbered images (`frame_1.jpg`, `frame_2.jpg`, etc) into a video or GIF:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/frame_%d.jpg -f image2 video.mpg|video.gif
  • Quickly extract a single frame from a video at time mm:ss and save it as a 128x128 resolution image:
    ffmpeg -ss mm:ss -i path/to/video.mp4 -frames 1 -s 128x128 -f image2 path/to/image.png
  • Trim a video from a given start time mm:ss to an end time mm2:ss2 (omit the -to flag to trim till the end):
    ffmpeg -ss mm:ss -to mm2:ss2 -i path/to/video.mp4 -codec copy path/to/output.mp4
  • Convert AVI video to MP4. AAC Audio @ 128kbit, h264 Video @ CRF 23:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/input_video.avi -codec:a aac -b:a 128k -codec:v libx264 -crf 23 path/to/output_video.mp4
  • Remux MKV video to MP4 without re-encoding audio or video streams:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/input_video.mkv -codec copy path/to/output_video.mp4
  • Convert MP4 video to VP9 codec. For the best quality, use a CRF value (recommended range 15-35) and -b:v MUST be 0:
    ffmpeg -i path/to/input_video.mp4 -codec:v libvpx-vp9 -crf 30 -b:v 0 -codec:a libopus -vbr on -threads number_of_threads path/to/output_video.webm

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