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FFmpeg

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FFmpeg is a free and open-source software project consisting of a suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams. It is the core of software such as VLC, MPV, Blender, Audacity, HandBrake, OBS Studio, and much more. Full list of capabilities are found in their documentation.

Release Released Supported Latest
6.0 'Von Neumann' 3 months ago
(27 Feb 2023)
Yes 6.0
(27 Feb 2023)
5.1 'Riemann' (LTS) 10 months ago
(22 Jul 2022)
Yes 5.1.3
(26 Mar 2023)
5.0 'Lorentz' 1 year and 4 months ago
(14 Jan 2022)
Yes 5.0.3
(02 Apr 2023)
4.4 'Rao' 2 years ago
(08 Apr 2021)
Yes 4.4.4
(12 Apr 2023)
4.3 '4:3' 2 years and 11 months ago
(15 Jun 2020)
Yes 4.3.6
(16 Apr 2023)
4.2 'Ada' 3 years and 10 months ago
(05 Aug 2019)
Yes 4.2.9
(21 Apr 2023)
4.1 'al-Khwarizmi' 4 years and 7 months ago
(06 Nov 2018)
Yes 4.1.10
(21 Oct 2022)
4.0 'Wu' 5 years ago
(20 Apr 2018)
Ended 2 years and 11 months ago
(03 Jul 2020)
4.0.6
(03 Jul 2020)
3.4 'Cantor' 5 years and 7 months ago
(15 Oct 2017)
Yes 3.4.12
(27 Oct 2022)
3.3 'Hilbert' 6 years ago
(13 Apr 2017)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(18 Nov 2018)
3.3.9
(18 Nov 2018)
3.2 'Hypatia' 6 years ago
(27 Oct 2016)
Ended 7 months ago
(28 Oct 2022)
3.2.19
(28 Oct 2022)
3.1 'Laplace' 6 years and 11 months ago
(27 Jun 2016)
Ended 5 years and 8 months ago
(25 Sep 2017)
3.1.11
(25 Sep 2017)
3.0 'Einstein' 7 years ago
(15 Feb 2016)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(28 Oct 2018)
3.0.12
(28 Oct 2018)
2.8 'Feynman' 7 years ago
(09 Sep 2015)
Yes 2.8.21
(30 Oct 2022)
2.7 'Nash' 7 years and 12 months ago
(10 Jun 2015)
Ended 7 years ago
(30 Apr 2016)
2.7.7
(30 Apr 2016)
2.6 'Grothendieck' 8 years ago
(07 Mar 2015)
Ended 7 years ago
(03 May 2016)
2.6.9
(03 May 2016)
2.5 'Bohr' 8 years ago
(04 Dec 2014)
Ended 7 years ago
(02 Feb 2016)
2.5.11
(02 Feb 2016)
2.4 'Fresnel' 8 years ago
(14 Sep 2014)
Ended 5 years ago
(31 Dec 2017)
2.4.14
(31 Dec 2017)
2.3 'Mandelbrot' 8 years and 10 months ago
(16 Jul 2014)
Ended 8 years ago
(06 Jan 2015)
2.3.6
(06 Jan 2015)
2.2 'Muybridge' 9 years ago
(23 Mar 2014)
Ended 7 years and 11 months ago
(18 Jun 2015)
2.2.16
(18 Jun 2015)
2.1 'Fourier' 9 years ago
(28 Oct 2013)
Ended 8 years ago
(30 Apr 2015)
2.1.8
(30 Apr 2015)
2.0 'Nameless' 9 years ago
(10 Jul 2013)
Ended 7 years and 12 months ago
(10 Jun 2015)
2.0.7
(10 Jun 2015)
1.2 'Magic' 10 years ago
(15 Mar 2013)
Ended 8 years ago
(12 Feb 2015)
1.2.12
(12 Feb 2015)
1.1 'Fire Flower' 10 years ago
(06 Jan 2013)
Ended 8 years ago
(13 Mar 2015)
1.1.16
(13 Mar 2015)
1.0 'Angel' 10 years ago
(28 Sep 2012)
Ended 8 years ago
(20 Jul 2014)
1.0.10
(20 Jul 2014)
0.11 'Happiness' 11 years ago
(25 May 2012)
Ended 9 years ago
(10 Mar 2014)
0.11.5
0.10 'Freedom' 11 years ago
(26 Jan 2012)
Ended 8 years ago
(12 Mar 2015)
0.10.16
0.9 'Harmony' 11 years ago
(11 Dec 2011)
Ended 9 years ago
(21 Mar 2014)
0.9.4
0.8 'Love' 11 years ago
(21 Jun 2011)
Ended 9 years ago
(06 Oct 2013)
0.8.15
0.7 'Peace' 11 years ago
(21 Jun 2011)
Ended 8 years ago
(12 Mar 2015)
0.7.17
0.6 'Works with HTML5' 13 years ago
(04 May 2010)
Ended 9 years ago
(23 Sep 2013)
0.6.7
0.5 'half-way to world domination A.K.A. the belligerent blue bike shed' 14 years ago
(02 Mar 2009)
Ended 8 years ago
(29 Nov 2014)
0.5.15

FFmpeg follows Semantic Versioning. The support and EOL policy is not clearly defined but, looking at the releases history, there is at least a x.y release every year which is supported for at least a year with important bug fixes.

While several past FFmpeg releases have enjoyed long term support, 5.1 is the first release where such an intention is made clear at release. It is not defined what LTS means precisely, but it can be safely assumed that such releases will receive important bug fixes for multiple years. As an example, 2.8 (released in 2015), 3.4 (released in 2017) and 4.1 (released in 2018) are still supported.

Note that these releases are intended for distributors and system integrators, not for end users. Users that wish to compile from source themselves are strongly encouraged to consider using the development branch.

Maintained releases are listed on the Download Page and unmaintained releases are listed on the Old Releases Page.

More information is available on the FFmpeg website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
ffmpeg -version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/ffmpeg.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/ffmpeg.ics.