FFmpeg 4 - media tool (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Builds of FFmpeg 4.4 and required multimedia packages for Xenial & newer.

Update (8 May 2021): FFmpeg 4.4 uploads today are built with 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 file share support).

                    FFmpeg 4 - media tool (Xenial & newer)

aom (3.1.0), aribb24 (1.0.3+git20160115), chromaprint (1.5.0), codec2 (0.9.2), dav1d (0.8.2), ffmpeg (4.3.2), fluidsynth (2.1.7), fontconfig (2.13.1), freetype (2.10.4), gst-libav1.0 (1.18.4 for gst*), gst-plugins-{bad,base,good,ugly}1.0, gstreamer{-vaapi,1.0}, ilmbase (2.5.4), intel-gmmlib (20.1.1 for intel*), intel-media-driver, intel-media-driver-non-free, intel-mediasdk, lensfun (0.3.2), libbluray (1.2.1), libdvdnav (6.1.0), libdvdread (6.1.1), libmysofa (1.2), libopenmpt (0.4.11), librabbitmq (0.10.0), libsdl2 (2.0.14), libudfread (1.1.1), libva (2.7.1), libva-utils, libvpx (1.10.0), nv-codec-headers (, openexr (2.5.4), rubberband (1.9.0), sndio (1.7.0), srt (1.4.3), svt-av1 (0.8.6+git20210426), tesseract (4.1.1), vulkan-loader (, vulkan-tools (, x264 (0.161 = libx264-161), x265 (3.5 = libx265-199), zimg (3.0.1)

Xenial and Bionic only: fftw3 (3.3.8), lcms2 (2.9), leptonlib (1.79.0), libgsm (1.0.18), libinstpatch (1.1.2), libnice (0.1.16), libpng1.6 (1.6.37), libsrtp2 (2.3.0), libssh (0.9.5), libvidstab (1.1.0), nettle, norm (1.5.8), openjpeg2 (2.3.1), timgm6mb-soundfont, wildmidi (0.4.3), zlib

Xenial only: autogen, curl, gcc-7 (7.5.0), glib2.0 (2.56.4), gnutls28, gobject-introspection, lame (3.100), libass (0.14.0), libidn2, libpsl, nghttp2, libtasn1-6, libunistring, libwebp (0.6.1), openssl, p11-kit, pysimplesoap, python-{boto,httplib2,imaplib2} (compat with newer openssl), readline (7.0), unbound, webrtc-audio-processing (0.3)


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If you find this PPA useful then please consider a donation (above links). It will help me continue the effort maintaining an up-to-date FFmpeg 4!

*** 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

Note: GStreamer 1.18.4 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 makes it necessary to upgrade GStreamer packages when upgrading FFmpeg.

* 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 4.3.x are now 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

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-get 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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/savoury1/ffmpeg4/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.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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aom 3.1.0-0ubuntu1~21.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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codec2 0.9.2-4~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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fluidsynth 2.1.8-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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freetype 2.10.2+dfsg-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury ()
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