How to use FFMPEG

About this Video

FFMPEG – The unsung hero of video encoding! While extremely powerful, FFMPEG may be daunting to the beginner because it is a command line application. In the above video, we go through the steps of installation and basic use to get you started with FFMPEG – And soon you’ll discover it’s not as scary as it seems!

Key Learning Points

  • FFMPEG Installation Procedure
  • Basic FFMPEG use, ie.
    • Opening the command window
    • Specifying input and output files
  • Some intermediate operations – Filters and Effects

Related Resources

Want to set up FFMPEG so it can be accessed from anywhere on your computer? Then you’ll need to set up the PATH Variable correctly! Refer here for more:

Interested to go further? Want to perform more advanced effects like chroma key (green screen)? Watch this video for more effects!

Want to string together multiple effects? You’ll need FFMPEG Filtergraphs for this! You may be interested in this video: