How to install FFmpeg 4.3 via PPA Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

FFmpeg 4.3 was released a few days ago as a new major release. To install on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x:

New in FFmpeg 4.3:

  • Intel QSV accelerated MJPEG decoding
  • Intel QSV Acceleration VP9 Decode
  • TrueHD support in MP4
  • Support AMD AMF encoder on Linux (via Vulkan)
  • Vulkan support.
  • AV1 Annex B Demultiplexer rav1e support for AV1 encoding.
  • ZeroMQ support
  • VDPAU VP9 decode
  • For other functions, Github change log file..

How to install FFmpeg 4.3 via PPA:

of Unofficial PPA Builds the package and so far only supports Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.

1.) Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or by searching for “Terminal” in the system application menu. Once open, run the following command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-4

Enter the user password (no asterisk feedback) and press Enter to continue.

How to install FFmpeg 4.3 via PPA Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

2.) Then update the system package cache and use the command to install FFmpeg 4.3.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ffmpeg

Once installed, check the version ffmpeg -v command:

How to install FFmpeg 4.3 via PPA Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository and downgrade FFmpeg to the stock version, run the following command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/ffmpeg-4

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