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In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to install FFmpeg on your Ubuntu. FFmpeg is a powerful multimedia framework that allows you to manage audio and video files in various formats. It's particularly useful for video conversions, streaming, and processing.


  • A server managed by Ploi.

  • SSH access to your server.

  • Basic knowledge of command-line operations.

Step-by-Step Guide:

1. SSH into Your Server:

Connect to your server via SSH using the command:

ssh user@your_server_ip

Replace user with your username and your_server_ip with your server's IP address.

2. Update Your Server:

Update your server's package list:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

3. Install FFmpeg:

Install FFmpeg:

sudo apt install ffmpeg -y

4. Verify the Installation:

Check the installed version of FFmpeg:

ffmpeg -version

5. Using FFmpeg:

Convert and process audio and video files. For example:

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi

Replace input.mp4 with your source file and output.avi with the desired output file.

Integrating with Laravel Packages:

Using spatie/laravel-medialibrary:

After installing FFmpeg, you can use it with Spatie's Laravel MediaLibrary for handling media in a Laravel application. This package can leverage FFmpeg to convert videos to different formats or generate thumbnails.

Using protonemedia/laravel-ffmpeg:

For more advanced video processing in Laravel, integrate FFmpeg with ProtoneMedia's Laravel FFmpeg. This package provides a fluent interface to FFmpeg and allows for complex video and audio processing directly within a Laravel application.

25 January 2024 (last updated 4 months ago)


Written by Dennis

Dennis brings over 6 years of hands-on experience in server management, specializing in optimizing web services for scalability and security.

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