Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


FFmpeg - The Media Swiss Army Knife

Manipulate Media from the comfort of your shell

FFmpeg is a FOSS, cross-platform, solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. This session will focus on using the CLI tools included in this project [ffmpeg and ffmprobe] to accomplish everyday video manipulation and streaming tasks.

The session will include a live demo showing how to achieve the following goals:

  • Extract metadata from video and audio files
  • Convert between different media types
  • Live Stream over RTMP
  • Record screen display
  • Basic editing operations [concatenation of several video files into one, extracting the audio track from a video, etc]


Jess Portnoy