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
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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
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).
Returns the path of a statically linked ffmpeg binary on the local filesystem.
var pathToFfmpeg = require('ffmpeg-static'); console.log(pathToFfmpeg);
Check the example script for a more thorough example.
Sources of the binaries
The build script downloads binaries from these locations:
- Windows x64 builds
- Windows x86 builds
- Linux x64/x86/ARM/ARM64 builds
- macOS x64 (Intel) & ARM64 (Apple Silicon) builds
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.
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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
tar CLI executables need to be installed. On macOS, use
brew install gnu-tar xz.