FFmpeg 4 - media tool (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

FFmpeg 4.4.2 builds (& associated multimedia packages) for Xenial & newer.

*** Please always see https://launchpad.net/~savoury1 for general updates about this Launchpad site before contacting me or reporting any bugs! ***

*** With thanks to those people who have donated since late Jan 2022 (when notices were put up about donations being needed for the work to continue) updates to this PPA are now resumed (while the donations are ongoing). ***

If software at this site is useful to you then please consider a donation:

*** Donations: https://paypal.me/Savoury1 & https://ko-fi.com/Savoury1 ***
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Stats for FFmpeg downloads from this PPA (10,000+ users now): https://ppa-stats.sheth.io/#/?ppaOwner=savoury1&ppaName=ffmpeg4&packageName=ffmpeg

There seems to be more than 10,000 people using software at this Launchpad site now based on easily viewed PPA statistics (thank you to Harshal Sheth and his great PPA stats website). Downloads of FFmpeg 4.4.1 (which is used by a number of PPAs at this site) totalled over 15,000 for all series (for version 7:4.4.1-0ubuntu1) including over 11,000 downloads for Focal alone.

Update (6 Apr 2022): FFmpeg 4.4 builds now have Netflix VMAF support, with thanks to Frank B. (equal #1 patron of these PPAs) for suggesting/testing!

Update (8 May 2021): FFmpeg 4.4 uploads from today onwards are built with these additional optional libraries: glslang (shader support), SVT-AV1 (scalable AV1 encoder), zimg (scaling, colorspace conversion, dithering), Vulkan (GPU acceleration on supported hardware), and SMB (Samba sharing).

                   FFmpeg 4 - media tool (Xenial & newer)

aom (3.3.0), aribb24 (1.0.3+git20160115), chromaprint (1.5.1), cjson (1.7.15), codec2 (1.0.1), dav1d (1.0.0), ffmpeg (4.4.2), ffms2 (2.23), flac (1.3.4), fluidsynth (2.2.5), fontconfig (2.13.1), freetype (2.11.1), glslang (11.9.0+, gnutls28 (3.7.3), gpac (2.0.0), gst-libav1.0 (1.20.2 for gst*), gst-plugins-{bad,base,good,ugly}1.0, gstreamer{-vaapi,1.0}, harfbuzz (2.9.1), ilmbase (3.1.5 = imath), intel-gmmlib (22.1.3), intel-media{-driver,-driver-non-free,sdk} (22.4.1), lensfun (0.3.2), libass (0.15.2), libbluray (1.3.0), libdvdnav (6.1.1), libdvdread (6.1.2), libfreeaptx (0.1.1), libgsm (1.0.19), libinstpatch (1.1.6), libldac (, libmysofa (1.2.1), libnice (0.1.18), libopenaptx (0.2.0), libopenmpt (0.6.3 Jammy / 0.5.18), librabbitmq (0.10.0), librist (0.2.7), libsdl2 (2.0.22), libtasn1-6 (4.18.0), libudfread (1.1.2), libva{-utils} (2.14.0), libvmaf (2.3.0), libvpx (1.11.0), libwebp (1.2.2), libxfixes (6.0.0), mbedtls (2.28.0), mpg123 (1.29.3), nettle (3.7.3), norm (1.5.9), nv-codec-headers (, openexr (3.1.5), openh264 (2.2.0), opus (1.3.1), pipewire (0.3.51), pipewire-media-session (0.4.1), rubberband (2.0.2), sndio (1.8.1), soundtouch (2.3.1), speex{dsp} (1.2.0), spirv-tools (2022.2+, srt (1.4.4), svt-av1 (1.0.0), unbound (1.13.2), vulkan-{loader,tools} (, wireplumber (0.4.9), x264 (0.164.3094 = libx264-164), x265 (3.5 = libx265-199), zimg (3.0.3)

Focal only: libdecor-0 (0.1.0 for libsdl2)

Xenial & Bionic: alsa-{lib,plugins,tools,topology-conf,ucm-conf,utils} (1.2.2), alsa-oss (1.1.8), alsa-plugins-extra (1.1.0), alsaequal (0.6), fftw3 (3.3.8), fribidi (1.0.8), lcms2 (2.9), leptonlib (1.79.0), libevent (2.1.11-stable), libpng1.6 (1.6.37), libsrtp2 (2.3.0), libssh, libvidstab (1.1.0), openjpeg2 (2.3.1), p11-kit, tesseract (4.1.1), timgm6mb-soundfont, webrtc-audio-processing (0.3.1), wildmidi (0.4.3), zlib

Xenial only: autogen, curl, gcc-7 (7.5.0), glib2.0 (2.56.4), gobject-introspection, lame (3.100), libidn2, libpsl, nghttp2, libunistring, openssl, pysimplesoap, python-{boto,httplib2,imaplib2} (compat with newer openssl), readline (7.0), unbound


*** Donations: https://ko-fi.com/savoury1 & https://paypal.me/Savoury1 ***

If you find this PPA useful then please consider a donation (above links). It will help me continue efforts maintaining up-to-date FFmpeg for all!

*** Install ***

FFmpeg can be installed from this PPA alone, as the required packages to satisfy minimum versions have been copied here (notify me if any missing). However, if _all_ newest versions of graphics and multimedia packages are desired then two additional PPAs can be added before installing FFmpeg:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/graphics
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/multimedia
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Notes: GStreamer 1.20.0 packages are copied here (ppa:savoury1/multimedia) as FFmpeg and GStreamer must both be built against the Debian SRT package version with renamed libsrt1.4-gnutls or they cannot both be installed at the same time. GStreamer is on basically every Ubuntu-based system so this means it is necessary to upgrade GStreamer packages when upgrading FFmpeg.

Also, PipeWire 0.3.x packages are copied here from the multimedia PPA due PipeWire now being commonly used by various software. As the FFmpeg 4 PPA is required by numerous PPAs at this Launchpad site it makes the latest PipeWire readily available to all users. PipeWire is built with ALSA 1.2.2 minimum (Focal, backported to Xenial & Bionic) which is then required to run, so base ALSA packages are now also copied here for Xenial & Bionic.

* nVidia display hardware: FFmpeg here is built with nv-codec-headers for hardware-accelerated video encoding and decoding (with new enough nVidia GPUs). The version of nv-codec-headers used (9.1.23) needs version 435.21 or newer of the nVidia proprietary display drivers. For some newer nVidia drivers than official Ubuntu repos see the Ubuntu "Graphics Drivers" team PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

* Xenial systems: As of FFmpeg 4.3 the installation requires GCC >= 7 as the Intel-MediaSDK is enabled, with libmfx1 requiring GCC >= 7 (package fails to build with GCC 5.4.0). So GCC 7.5.0 (ppa:savoury1/toolchain) for Xenial has been copied here, making it easier to install FFmpeg 4.x on Xenial (so adding this FFmpeg 4 PPA will bring a few GCC 7.5.0 upgrades).

* Focal systems: Builds of FFmpeg are now also available for i386 whereas they were not available initially. Launchpad does not build most packages for i386 architecture for Focal and newer series (Launchpad only builds i386 packages on a whitelist managed by the Launchpad team) including for dav1d and pocketsphinx, so these features are not enabled for Focal i386.

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


*** Credits ***

- Creators of FFmpeg: Michael Niedermayer and the entire FFmpeg team

- Package code: Debian Multimedia Maintainers

*** This PPA is effectively on hold (no further updates except for Xenial) due lack of support as explained here: https://launchpad.net/~savoury1 ***

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4 to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/ffmpeg4/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/ffmpeg4/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
4096R/E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459 (What is this?)


For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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