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This is not the latest version of FFmpeg available.



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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/8/2015.

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library.


This package is for the stable ffmpeg version with shared libraries.

To install FFmpeg, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install ffmpeg --version 2.8.3

To upgrade FFmpeg, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade ffmpeg --version 2.8.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'ffmpeg'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    try {
      $destinationFolder = Split-Path $script:MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path
      $binRoot = Get-BinRoot
      $oldDestinationFolders = @(
        (Join-Path $env:SystemDrive 'tools\ffmpeg'),
        (Join-Path $binRoot 'ffmpeg')
      foreach ($oldDestFolder in $oldDestinationFolders) {
        if (Test-Path $oldDestFolder) {
          Write-Output @"
    Warning: Deprecated installation folder detected: ${oldDestFolder}.
    Please manually remove that folder. This package now installs the ffmpeg binaries to ${scriptDir}\ffmpeg,
    which is a better choice.
      Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $destinationFolder $url64
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Release Notes;a=shortlog;h=n2.8.3

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FFmpeg 4.1.3 14513 Sunday, April 28, 2019 approved
FFmpeg 4.1.1 10970 Monday, February 25, 2019 approved
FFmpeg 4.1 13635 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0.2 12418 Thursday, July 26, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0.1 3704 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0 8138 Saturday, April 28, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 3.4.2 7763 Thursday, February 22, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 3.4.1 7062 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 approved
FFmpeg 3.4 5414 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 approved
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