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How to Install FFmpeg on Windows?

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The ffmpeg is a  cross-platform & open-source software utility to record, convert and stream video/audio files. It can be used to:

  • Change the  format of a video/audio file
  • Extract audio from video file
  • Merge audio and video streams
  • Change the bitrate of a video/audio file
  • Create GIF from a video file
  • Extract still images from a video file
  • To embed subtitles into a video file
  • To compress or resize a video/audio file
  • Record a live stream

In this article, we will show you how to install ffmpeg in Windows.

Installing FFmpeg on windows:

Follow the below steps to install FFmpeg on windows:

Step 1: Click here to download the zip file of the latest version. (As of September 2021, version 4.4 is the latest)

Step 2: Unzip this file by using any file archiver such as Winrar or 7z.

unziping the dowloadedd file

Step 3: Rename the extracted folder to ffmpeg and move it into the root of C: drive.

renaming the extracted file

Step 4: Now, run cmd as an administrator and set the environment path variable for ffmpeg by running the following command:

setx /m PATH "C:\Users/user_name/ffmpeg\bin;%PATH%"

setting env variable path

Step 5: Restart your computer and verify the installation by running:

ffmpeg -version

verifying ffmpeg installation on windows

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Last Updated : 28 Feb, 2023
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