Quick Note: FFmpeg, on a mac with homebrew

Over the course of my nerdy career the innate need to type out commands, rather than a copy-paste has proven to be of the highest value to me in terms of becoming familiar with systems. I think many in this line of work would agree, it’s just better.

So today I’m tasked with some work in ffmpeg and come to find I had some updating to since it was installed several years back. 

After a few hours of updating old libs, and a fun sequential update (do High Sierra, THEN Mojave) I never could bring ffmpeg back to life, and eventually I backed out and started trashing whole directories to clean up the mess I had made of things.

Homebrew, huzzah!

brew install ffmpeg --with-vpx --with-vorbis --with-libvorbis --with-vpx --with-vorbis --with-theora --with-libogg --with-libvorbis --with-gpl --with-version3 --with-nonfree --with-postproc --with-libaacplus --with-libass --with-libcelt --with-libfaac --with-libfdk-aac --with-libfreetype --with-libmp3lame --with-libopencore-amrnb --with-libopencore-amrwb --with-libopenjpeg --with-openssl --with-libopus --with-libschroedinger --with-libspeex --with-libtheora --with-libvo-aacenc --with-libvorbis --with-libvpx --with-libx264 --with-libxvid