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    ffmpeg static binaries for Mac OSX, Linux, Windows.

    Supports macOS (64-bit and arm64), Linux (32 and 64-bit, armhf, arm64), Windows (32 and 64-bit). The ffmpeg version currently used is 5.0.1.

    npm version minimum Node.js version

    Note: The version of ffmpeg-static follows SemVer. When releasing new versions, we do not consider breaking changes in ffmpeg itself, but only the JS interface (see below). For example, ffmpeg-static@4.5.0 might download ffmpeg 5.0. To prevent an ffmpeg-static upgrade downloading backwards-incompatible ffmpeg versions, use a strict version range for it or use a lockfile.

    Also check out node-ffmpeg-installer!


    This module is installed via npm:

    $ npm install ffmpeg-static

    Note: During installation, it will download the appropriate ffmpeg binary from the b5.0.1 GitHub release. Use and distribution of the binary releases of FFmpeg are covered by their respective license.

    Electron & other cross-platform packaging tools

    Because ffmpeg-static will download a binary specific to the OS/platform, you need to purge node_modules before (re-)packaging your app for a different OS/platform (read more in #35).

    Example Usage

    Returns the path of a statically linked ffmpeg binary on the local filesystem.

    var pathToFfmpeg = require('ffmpeg-static');

    Check the example script for a more thorough example.

    Sources of the binaries

    The build script downloads binaries from these locations:

    The build script extracts build information and (when possible) the license file from the downloaded package or the distribution server. Please consult the individual build's project site for exact source versions, which you can locate based on the version information included in the README file.

    Show your support

    This npm package includes statically linked binaries that are produced by the following individuals. Please consider supporting and donating to them who have been providing quality binary builds for many years:

    Building the project

    The unzip, tar CLI executables need to be installed. On macOS, use brew install gnu-tar xz.


    npm i ffmpeg-static

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