Ubuntu 16.04 - Install FFMPEG From PPA
If you were to install ffmpeg using the normal ubuntu repositories, you would get version 2.8.11 which you can check for yourself by running:
ffmpeg --version ffmpeg version 2.8.11-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
I was having issues with converting videos to VP9 format with this version, so I decided to use a PPA to install a later version which resolved these issues.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-3 -y sudo apt update sudo apt install ffmpeg -y
Now you will see a that we are running a much later version:
ffmpeg version 3.3.4-2~16.04.york0