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Debian 8 - Install FFmpeg

This tutorial is seriously out of date. Please switch to using Debian 10 (Buster), or Debian 11 (Bullseye).

FFmpeg is not available in the default repositories, but is available in the backports. Just copy, paste, and execute the following command to install it.

sudo echo "deb jessie-backports main non-free
deb-src jessie-backports main non-free"  | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ffmpeg -y
Last updated: 27th August 2021
First published: 28th August 2018