Muaz Khan edited this page Apr 29, 2017 · 3 revisions

This wiki page explains how to install ffmpeg on CentOS and Ubunto; and how to use ffmpeg with RecordRTC.js

Install Ffmpeg

  1. CentOS
  2. Ubuntu
  3. Other OS/platforms

Here is how to install ffmpeg on Mac OSX:

# Make sure you have homebrew installed. Then run following command:
brew install ffmpeg --with-libvpx --with-theora --with-libogg --with-libvorbis

Sometimes ffmpeg installations miss to copy Here is how to fix such issues:

cp - /lib64/ /usr/local/lib/


Resources & Demos are available here:

Convert WebM into mp4

ffmpeg -i video.webm -vcodec h264 -i audio.wav -acodec libfaac out.mp4

You can use above command within following demos:

  1. RecordRTC-to-Nodejs
  2. RecordRTC-over-Socketio
  3. PHP and Ffmpeg
  4. Other demos here

E.g. here:


Merge Screen And Camera Into Single WebM

ffmpeg -y -i video.webm -i screen.webm -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=PTS-STARTPTS, pad=iw:ih[bg]; [1:v]scale=320:240,setpts=PTS-STARTPTS[fg]; [bg][fg]overlay=main_w-overlay_w-10:main_h-overlay_h-10" videoPlusScreenInSingleFile.webm

Now both video+screen will be played in parallel. Video will overlay the screen, and will be displayed as a small video on bottom-right corner of screen.

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