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Download and install ffmpeg, cross-platform.

Project description

Simple python module/standalone script to download and install the latest (static binary) release of FFmpeg from different sources. You can find the links to these sources on the official homepage of FFmpeg.

Supported systems are Linux, OS X and Windows. Currently armv7 and armv8 architectures are only available for Linux systems.

System (architecture)


Linux (64-/32bit, armv7, armv8)

OS X (64-/32bit, PPC) and

Windows (64-/32bit)


Using pip: sudo pip install -U dlffmpeg

or pip with git: sudo pip install git+

From source code:
git clone
cd dlffmpeg
sudo python install


dlffmpeg._run() installs into default path if no argument, else string as path.

getFFmpeg() contains all options, e.g.:

dl = getFFmpeg()
dl.path = '/path/to/dir'
dl.silent = True
dl.pretty = True
dl.verbose = False

Execute with

Standalone takes one argument for custom path or no argument for default.
~/ $ dlffmpeg --help
usage: [-h] [-s] [-lv] [-p] [--version] [path]

specify installation path. no path equals to default path.

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
  -h, --help           show this help message and exit
  -s, --silent
  -lv, --less-verbose
  -p, --pretty
  --version            show program's version number and exit


  • Ability to compile and install from source, cross-platform

  • Better module support


I am certain my code needs better perspective and from what this script represent i’m currently not capable of comprehending better principles. Please feel free to fork and improve. :)


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

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