ffmpeg -version

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ffmpeg -version

Post by sgan » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:20 pm

How can I get directly the ffmpeg version?

Today (12/07/2014) the current ffmpeg release is 2.5 (https://www.ffmpeg.org)

On http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com site, it is another way to release builts : git-eb74839.

It is confusing!!!

With ffmpeg -version, in addition to libraries versions, it would be great and logical to get at the same time the ffmpeg release.

Best regards


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Re: ffmpeg -version

Post by llogan » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:23 pm

The builds are derived from current git master. Users are recommended to use these instead of releases. Builds from git master are stable 99% of the time and are more up-to-date than releases.

Releases are mainly for distributors (Linux distros, software that uses and includes ffmpeg, etc).

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