The module returns a file path to the binary for the target operating system.
It is a modified version from the original ffmpeg-static to use
electron-builder file macros in
package.json, where OS name are
ffmpeg-static, recognising the target OS is done with
os.platform() where mac os x is recognised as
darwin rather then
The need to tailor ffmpeg-static to use with
electron-builder came from a use cases such as that of autoEdit.io.
There is also
ffmpeg static binaries for Mac OSX and Linux and Windows
This module is installed via npm:
$ npm install ffmpeg-static-electron
Returns the path of a statically linked ffmpeg binary on the local filesystem.
var ffmpeg = require('ffmpeg-static-electron'); console.log(ffmpeg.path); // /Users/eugeneware/Dropbox/work/ffmpeg-static/bin/darwin/x64/ffmpeg
Currently supports Mac OS X (64-bit), Linux (32 and 64-bit) and Windows (32 and 64-bit).
3.1 is installed for Mac and Linux, and
I pulled the versions from the ffmpeg static build pages linked from the official ffmpeg site. Namely:
NB: Open to pull requests to update this module with the latest versions.
Ideally I'd like to dynamically pull the latest version down, but this requires
access to 7-zip which and being able to untar
And I couldn't find a good js-only decoders for these files either.
So, for now it's just embedded binaries.