I visited https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html#build-mac to download ffmpeg & ffprobe for Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13. I found the following packages:

Which package I should download? Wnd what's the difference between them?

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    How are we supposed to give any advice when you don't provide your operating system? Please edit the question to include this essential information. – DavidPostill Apr 11 '18 at 16:14
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    @DavidPostill I thought mentioning OSX will be enough, anyway it's high sierra 10.13 – PyQL Apr 11 '18 at 16:18
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    Static 64 bit git/snapshot builds – Gyan Apr 11 '18 at 17:01
  • ffmpegmac.net seems to be down at the moment, so this is out of the question. – slhck Apr 11 '18 at 17:03

You can install ffmpeg via three methods:

  • Downloading a static build from ffmpeg.org. Choose these if you want a simple-to-run program that comes with many features. You have to manually update it, though. Also, for licensing reasons, static builds cannot bundle all third-party dependencies.

  • Installing from Homebrew via brew install ffmpeg. You get the most common dependencies (encoders etc.) installed along and it auto-updates when you update Homebrew.

  • Building from source (see here). This usually is not required.

Some help for choosing a static build:

  • If you want a build that runs without any external dependencies, download a static build.

  • If you have a 64-Bit operating system (i.e. anything above OS X 10.7), download a 64-Bit build.

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  • Unfortunately, as of Jan/2020, there is no support for OSX El Capitan so... too bad. Yes, my Macbook is old and won't update beyond El Capitan. – AlexD Feb 5 at 1:43
  • What's the best version to install in order to force it to prompt you for camera permissions when you run ffmpeg in a launch daemon script? – Michael Mar 22 at 5:49
  • @Michael I don't think this has anything to do with how you install ffmpeg as a binary. If you want camera permissions, this is something that you would have to address via native code, I presume? (Not an expert; I have never programmed for macOS.) – slhck Mar 22 at 8:42
  • @AlexD So, how to install ffmpeg on macOS 10.11? Please help! – s4suryapal Aug 6 at 13:10
  • @s4suryapal I'm sorry but I can't help - I've upgraded my Macbook to a 2015 two or three months ago and am past this issue. Can't you try using "homebrew" ? – AlexD Aug 7 at 19:19

To answer your question by going off on a slight tangent.

I installed ffmpeg using Homebrew with brew install ffmpeg which has the advantage of building it and installing it with all the necessary requirements automatically. It builds the most recent stable version with commonly used dependencies.

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