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How to install FFmpeg

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In this guide you will learn how to install and setup FFmpeg to your service.

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To get started, you will need to be in development mode (InDev) to run commands.

After that, it is quite easy, the only thing you have to do is to execute this command once:
mkdir /home/container/ffmpegLib && cd /home/container/ffmpegLib && wget && tar xf ffmpeg-git-amd64-static.tar.xz && rm -rf ffmpeg-git-amd64-static.tar.xz && mv ffmpeg-git-*/* . && rm -rf ffmpeg-git-* && cd /home/container

Then before executing your bot, you have to run
export PATH=/home/container/ffmpegLib:${PATH}
to expose ffmpeg to the container's path

So, if your startup command is something like
it becomes
export PATH=/home/container/ffmpegLib:${PATH} && python

That's it! You are now be able to use FFmpeg!

Updated on: 28/12/2022

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