UPDATE: Run ffmpeg On Mac Without Compiling Anything

This is going to be a update to a post I did a few days ago, “Run ffmpeg On Mac Without Compiling Anything”. I did get some good and skeptic response. They solution I posted does indeed work, but it’s a very old binary and you don’t get ffplay, ffserver etc. And a nice fella posted a comment telling me just that, and I appreciate that :)

This time instead of downloading any install file, I want you to download a 7zip file which contains all of the necessary binaries.

  1. Download and extract the Mac package from here: http://ffmpeg.arrozcru.org/autobuilds/
  2. cd into the package and then into “bin”
  3. Type sudo cp * /usr/share/bin (NOT /bin)
  4. Type ffmpeg in the terminal to see if it works

Again, if you have any problems, type the following and try again:

sudo chown root:wheel /usr/local/bin/ff*
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/ff*

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