FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge. No matter if they were designed by some standards committee, the community or a corporation. It is also highly portable: FFmpeg compiles, runs, and passes our testing infrastructure FATE across Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs, Solaris, etc. under a wide variety of build environments, machine architectures, and configurations.
You will need to use the
apps/ffmpeg/4.3.2/gcc-8.2-cmake-3.17.1 module to enable encoding your output files to common formats such as H.264, H.265 etc… (non-free). Please check the installation notes for further details.
After connecting to the cluster (see Establishing a SSH connection), start an interactive session with the
The latest version of ffmpeg (currently 4.3.2) is made available with the command
module load apps/ffmpeg/4.3.2/gcc-8.2-cmake-3.17.1
This command makes the ffmpeg binaries available to your session. It also loads version 8.2 of the gcc compiler environment since gcc 8.2 was used to compile ffmpeg 4.3.2.
Alternatively, you can load a specific version with one of the following:
module load apps/ffmpeg/4.1/gcc-4.9.4 module load apps/ffmpeg/4.3.2/gcc-8.2-cmake-3.17.1
You can now run ffmpeg. For example, to confirm the version loaded
and to get help
or list supported codecs / formats with
ffmpeg -codecs ffmpeg -formats
Once you have made ffmpeg available to the system using the module command above, you can read the man pages by typing
FFmpeg 4.3.2 was compiled using the
This included the following additional libraries / options enabled:
--enable-gpl --enable-libfdk_aac --enable-libfreetype --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-shared --enable-pic --enable-nonfree
The module file is
FFmpeg 4.1 was compiled using the
install_ffmpeg.sh script and lacks support for most common encoders.
The module file is
The test suite was executed (immediately post make install)
All tests passed.