Install ffmpeg on Mac Book:SOLVED

The following is quick and easy method to install ffmpeg

The Minimum Requirements
• An Intel CPU
• OS X 10.5 or higher
• Command Line Tools for Xcode: xcode-select –install, or Xcode
• A Bourne-compatible shell for installation (e.g. bash or zsh) –> I like the “iTerm” download and install from

1. Install “HomeBrew” Open Terminal and copy paste the following
ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL”

2. Run the following
> brew doctor

# resolve all issue, mostly remove other installation of Macport etc..
# Ignore the PATH Issues.. “Consider setting your PATH so that /usr/local/bin occurs before /usr/bin.”
#Note: For those on Mac OS X, you can use curl -O instead of wget.

> brew update
> brew upgrade
> brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
# cask is not required but I like to have it installed
> brew install sdl
> pip install –upgrade setuptools
> pip install –upgrade pip
# Check if FFMPEG is installated
> ffmpeg -version
# Uninstall the ffmpeg if installed
> brew uninstall ffmpeg
Check the option available in the “homebrew” bottle of ffmpeg : ffplay etc has to installed explicit
> brew options ffmpeg
> brew install ffmpeg –with-fdk-aac –with-ffplay –with-freetype –with-frei0r –with-libass –with-libvo-aacenc –with-libvorbis –with-libvpx –with-opencore-amr –with-openjpeg –with-opus –with-rtmpdump –with-schroedinger –with-speex –with-theora –with-tools

# now that these are installed run the update and upgrade
> brew update
> brew upgrade

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