FFmpeg is a popular open source solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video, which is widely used in all kinds of online streaming services.
In this article, I will show you how to install FFmpeg on a CentOS 6/7 server.
Install the Nux Dextop YUM repo
There are no official FFmpeg rpm packages for CentOS for now. Instead, you can use a 3rd-party YUM repo, Nux Dextop, to finish the job.
On CentOS 7, you can install the Nux Dextop YUM repo with the following commands:
sudo rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
For CentOS 6, you need to install another release:
sudo rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm
Install FFmpeg and FFmpeg development packages
yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel -y