Download binary files for ffmpeg, ffprobe, ffserver and ffplay

You can grab what you need from the Downloads page, use the HTTP API or the Node.js module.

Binaries are available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Components availability

Please consult Downloads page for availability of components.


For example to use ffplay on Linux you'll have to stick to version 3.2 and even then it's available only for x86 and x86-64 platforms.


ffserver has been deprecated and removed by the FFmpeg team in version 4.0.

Want to help?

I will be looking into compiling the binaries myself in the long term to provide full coverage of components as well as versions with and without proprietary codecs.

Get in touch via this repo's issues or pull requests if you'd like to help.


4th February 2024

FFmpeg 6.1 is now the default version shipped from the /api/v1/version/latest endpoint.

28th December 2023

Added versions 5.1 and 6.1 of FFmpeg suite.

8th January 2022

Added version 4.4.1 of FFmpeg suite.

21st February 2021

Few branding updates - repos on GitHub have been moved to their own organisation, there's now a favicon; some text updates.

28th August 2019

Added version 4.2 of FFmpeg suite.

23rd January 2019

Added version 4.1 of FFmpeg suite.

12th July 2018

Added version 4.0 of FFmpeg suite.

19th March 2018

5 hour outage due to overzealous firewall rules kicking in.
Switched on CloudFlare Always Online to prevent this from happening in the future.

1st February 2018

Re-written API code.
Better templating system, listing all versions on the Downloads page, added HTTPS.

18th November 2017

Added support for versions 3.3 and 3.4 of FFmpeg suite.
You can still use previous versions by specifying the option in API or node module.

13th November 2016

Project started to facilitate delivery of statically linked FFmpeg to an Electron project.