This is a 3rd party tap for Homebrew. It provides a formula for
ffmpeg which includes options for enabling additional features and libraries.
Installation and usage
In order to use this tap, you need to install Homebrew or Linuxbrew.
To use, first tap and pin this repo:
brew tap varenc/ffmpeg brew tap-pin varenc/ffmpeg
Note: If you already have
ffmpeg installed from Homebrew core, you need to first run
brew uninstall ffmpeg before you can use this tap.
To install the default version of the formula, run:
brew install ffmpeg
Installing with options
To see the list of supported options for this formula, run:
brew options ffmpeg
Then, you can run:
brew install ffmpeg --with-<option1> --with-<option2> ...
Installing latest Git version (
FFmpeg recommends installing the latest Git master version over a release. This formula builds the latest release by default, but you can install the latest Git version by adding the
brew install ffmpeg --HEAD
To compile and install ffmpeg with all options, just run:
brew install ffmpeg $(brew options ffmpeg --compact)
Note that this will perform a full build of ffmpeg and its dependencies, which may take a while depending on your machine's capabilities.
To update Homebrew and upgrade the formula to the most recent stable release:
brew update && brew upgrade ffmpeg
Or, if you are using the
HEAD version and want to update to the latest commit:
brew update && brew upgrade ffmpeg --fetch-HEAD
brew tap-pin gives this tap's
ffmpeg formula priority over homebrew-core to make installation simpler. Now
ffmpeg will refer to this tap's formula.
If you don't want to pin this tap, you can still reference this tap's ffmpeg formula directly with
varenc/ffmpeg/ffmpeg. Tap pinning will not influence an
ffmpeg dependency in another formula.
To unpin the tap, simply run
brew tap-unpin varenc/ffmpeg.
I used the old repository name, what should I do?
This repo was previously named
ffmpeg-with-options. While there is a redirect to the new repository name, you should update to the tap's new name. To do so, run:
brew untap varenc/ffmpeg-with-options brew tap varenc/ffmpeg brew tap-pin varenc/ffmpeg
To report issues, please file an issue on GitHub. Please note that we will only be able to help with issues that are exclusive to this tap.
If the problem is reproducible with the
homebrew-core version of
ffmpeg, please file it on their tracker.
- Chris Varenhorst (
- Reto Kromer (
- Werner Robitza (