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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/10/2016.

FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge. No matter if they were designed by some standards committee, the community or a corporation. It is also highly portable: FFmpeg compiles, runs, and passes our testing infrastructure FATE across Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs, Solaris, etc. under a wide variety of build environments, machine architectures, and configurations.

The FFmpeg project tries to provide the best technically possible solution for developers of applications and end users alike. To achieve this we combine the best free software options available. We slightly favor our own code to keep the dependencies on other libs low and to maximize code sharing between parts of FFmpeg. Wherever the question of "best" cannot be answered we support both options so the end user can choose.

Security is a high priority and code review is always done with security in mind. Though due to the very large amounts of code touching untrusted data security issues are unavoidable and thus we provide as quick as possible updates to our last stable releases when new security issues are found.


  • This package is for the stable static ffmpeg version.

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

C:\> choco install ffmpeg --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade ffmpeg --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'ffmpeg'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      url            = ''
      url64Bit       = ''
      checksum       = 'd706d64dc9f81afd17c8d8f0a25e10741249223020f6894f7d2a90a237fa109b'
      checksum64     = '9e1cbb9b73ac3291b3349e4531b39068b6df54fcb486d97e84383e551a40712b'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      unzipLocation  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $is32bit = (Get-ProcessorBits 32) -or ($Env:chocolateyForceX86 -eq 'true')
    $url          = if ($is32bit) { $packageArgs.url } else { $packageArgs.url64Bit }
    $fileName     = $url -split '/' | select -last 1
    $download_dir = "$Env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName\$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"
    $file_path = "$download_dir\$fileName"
    $options =  @{ [email protected]{ Referer = $url -replace '/[^/]+$'} }
    Get-WebFile -Url $url -FileName $file_path -Options $options
    if ($is32bit) { $packageArgs.url = $file_path } else { $packageArgs.url64Bit = $file_path }
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • FFmpeg Contributors


Release Notes;a=shortlog;h=n{{PackageVersion}}

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FFmpeg 4.1.4 6831 Friday, July 19, 2019 approved
FFmpeg 4.1.3 14541 Sunday, April 28, 2019 approved
FFmpeg 4.1.1 10983 Monday, February 25, 2019 approved
FFmpeg 4.1 13650 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0.2 12446 Thursday, July 26, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0.1 3713 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 4.0 8147 Saturday, April 28, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 3.4.2 7900 Thursday, February 22, 2018 approved
FFmpeg 3.4.1 7076 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 approved
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