SOLVED: Install ffmpeg on Mac Book

The following is quick and easy method.
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
//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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