ffmpeg

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

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/ffmpeg.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install ffmpeg
Ubuntu
apt-get install ffmpeg
Alpine
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
OS X
brew install ffmpeg
Raspbian
apt-get install ffmpeg
Docker
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 video.mp4 -vn sound.mp3
  • Save a video as GIF, scaling the height to 1000px and setting framerate to 15:
    ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vf 'scale=-1:1000' -r 15 output.gif
  • Combine numbered images (`frame_1.jpg`, `frame_2.jpg`, etc) into a video or GIF:
    ffmpeg -i 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 video.mp4 -frames 1 -s 128x128 -f image2 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 video.mp4 -codec copy output.mp4
  • Convert AVI video to MP4. AAC Audio @ 128kbit, h264 Video @ CRF 23:
    ffmpeg -i input_video.avi -codec:audio aac -b:audio 128k -codec:video libx264 -crf 23 output_video.mp4
  • Remux MKV video to MP4 without re-encoding audio or video streams:
    ffmpeg -i input_video.mkv -codec copy output_video.mp4
  • Convert MP4 video to VP9 codec. For the best quality, use a CRF value (recommended range 15-35) and -b:video MUST be 0:
    ffmpeg -i input_video.mp4 -codec:video libvpx-vp9 -crf 30 -b:video 0 -codec:audio libopus -vbr on -threads number_of_threads output_video.webm

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