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How to install FFmpeg on various OS

You need to install FFmpeg on your server if you want to share videos on Instagram from WordPress using the FS Poster plugin.

If you get an error as in the screenshot below when you share a video on Instagram using FS Poster, that means you have not installed FFMpeg/FFProbe or did not configure it correctly.

How to install FFmpeg on various OS

If you have access to the server and have permission to install the library, you can continue reading. Otherwise, you can send this tutorial to your server administrator/company and ask them to install FFMpeg for you.

Depending on your operating system, you can choose one of these and follow instructions:

 

On Debian or Debian-based operating systems (e.g., Ubuntu Server):

Open the terminal and write this command:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install -y ffmpeg

 

On CentOS

CentOS 8

Install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux repository.

$ sudo yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-8.noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm
$ sudo yum install http://rpmfind.net/linux/centos/8-stream/PowerTools/x86_64/os/Packages/SDL2-2.0.10-2.el8.x86_64.rpm

Install the FFmpeg and FFmpeg development packages.

$ sudo yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel

CentOS 7

Install the Nux Dextop repository.

$ sudo rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro
$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

Install the FFmpeg and FFmpeg development packages.

$ sudo yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel -y

CentOS 6

Install the Nux Dextop repository.

$ sudo rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro
$ sudo rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-2.el6.nux.noarch.rpm

Install the FFmpeg and FFmpeg development packages.

$ sudo yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel -y

 

On Fedora

Add the RPM Fusion repository

$ sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Update your system to the latest packages.

$ sudo dnf update

Install FFmpeg

$ sudo dnf install -y ffmpeg

 


 

Wait until the process finishes. If you did not encounter any error, that means you installed FFmpeg. To make sure, write this command and check the output.

$ ffmpeg -version
$ ffprobe -version

If you see the output as in the screenshot below, you installed it successfully.

How to install FFmpeg on various OS

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