FFmpeg can decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play everything that humans and machines have created. Team recently released FFmpeg 2.6 with some new features and improvements. We can install FFmpeg 2.6 in Ubuntu and its derivatives.
What's New In FFmpeg 2.6 ?
FFmpeg 2.6 released with some new features and improvements. Release has basic support for NVENC, The NVIDIA video encoder API for H.264 encoding and improvements to the VP9 decoder performance for x86 32-bit system and pre-SSE3 CPUs.
Many filters have been added and improved. Official posts says, "Regarding filters love, we improved and added many. We could talk about the 10-bit support in spp, but maybe it's more important to mention the addition of colorlevels (yet another color handling filter), tblend (allowing you to for example run a diff between successive frames of a video stream), or the dcshift audio filter."
There are other improvements and new features. You you want to take a deep look at them head over to the Changelog.
How To Install FFmpeg 2.6 In Ubuntu And Ubuntu Derivatives ?
One can follow this tutorial to install FFmpeg 2.6.0 “Grothendieck” on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real
To configure FFmpeg 2.6.0, create the below symlink:
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg
Uninstall/Remove FFmpeg 2.6 In Ubuntu
If you want to remove FFmpeg, then use the following commands in the terminal -
$ sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg