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    FFmpeg Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to FFmpeg for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to FFmpeg and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to FFmpeg are Avidemux, MKVToolnix, Shutter Encoder and MediaHuman YouTube Downloader.

    FFmpeg is mainly a Video Converter but alternatives to it may also be Audio Converters or YouTube Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FFmpeg.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty...
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    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
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      Almost everyone thinks HandBrake is a great alternative to FFmpeg.
      The best GUI for day to day video conversions
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      Handbrake can convert videofiles
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      Propedia ffmpeg is codec pack, not transcoder.
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    2. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.
    3. MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some. The latest builds now have the ability to create WebM compliant Files.
    4. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
    5. There are so many interesting things to be found on YouTube, but you can’t download the videos or save them as audio files. That is why we developed YouTube Downloader. This application will help you to accomplish video downloads quickly and without hangups.
    6. Convert all your video to the latest and next generation video codec. The H.265 standard, able to produce same quality while reduce bandwidth up to 50%, which mean capable shrink half of original file size!
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      FFQueue is (yet another) graphical user interface for FFMpeg with comprehensive support for both the basic features but also the more advanced features like filtergraphs.
    7. You like to listen to music on YouTube website but want to do it offline or on your favorite portable player. You have found soundtrack of new movie on YouTube and want to save it to your music library as MP3. Then MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter is the best choice for you.
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      Videomass is a free, open source and cross-platform GUI for FFmpeg and youtube-dl.
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      The MainConcept AVC/H.264 Codec Packages offer fast encoding and decoding speeds in excellent quality for your products in all profiles and levels supported by the standard.
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