FFmpeg Installation, Troubleshooting and FAQ
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FFmpeg Installation & Troubleshooting
What is FFmpeg?
FFmpeg is an open source cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
Why and when does JDownloader need FFmpeg?
JDownloader makes use of FFmpeg for:
By default JDownloader does not make use of- or install FFmpeg. Depending on OS and system setup, JDownloader will either try to use system installed FFmpeg version
Screenshot of the FFmpeg installation prompt within JDownloader:
How can I find out the currently used version of FFmpeg? | How to specify what FFmpeg version JDownloader should be using?
You can check current used FFmpeg version under Settings -> Advanced Settings ->
If you've ever let JD auto install FFmpeg, you can find that FFmpeg version under [JD install dir]/tools/<os>/ffmpeg.
Synology and Linux users: I'm having trouble with FFmpeg
Especially on Synology, FFmpeg might be bundled/installed by other 3rd party software packages such as this popular one: github.com/SynoCommunity/spksrc/wiki/FAQ-FFmpeg
The solution is to download another build of FFmpeg and tell JDownloader to use that instead: