I want to use ffmpeg to convert a video into a gif.

I have installed it with brew using

brew install ffmpeg --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-frei0r --with-libass --with-libvo-aacenc --with-libvorbis --with-libvpx --with-opencore-amr --with-openjpeg --with-opus --with-rtmpdump --with-schroedinger --with-speex --with-theora --with-tools

Before that I have properly cleaned my homebrew as suggested here

First removing ffmpeg from my system:

$ brew uninstall ffmpeg

Updating all brew packages and references.

$ brew update
$ brew upgrade --all
$ brew cleanup

Installing ffmpeg on my system, and link it up:

$ brew install ffmpeg --force --with-fdk-aac --with-ffplay --with-freetype --with-frei0r --with-libass --with-libvo-aacenc --with-libvorbis --with-libvpx --with-opencore-amr --with-openjpeg --with-opus --with-rtmpdump --with-schroedinger --with-speex --with-theora --with-tools 
$ brew link ffmpeg

However the linking --force did not work and the link said that it was already linked but when I try

brew --version

I get:

-bash: /Users/my_username/Utils/ffmpeg: No such file or directory

Would you guys know how to fix this?

  • Brew doesn’t install to that folder. What happens you open a terminal and just type “ffmpeg”
    – szatmary
    Nov 6, 2018 at 16:40
  • @szatmary exactly the error I reported ;)
    – LBes
    Nov 6, 2018 at 16:41
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    That’s not possible. Unless you have created a bash script named ffmpeg and placed it in a default path. What happens when you type “whereis ffmpeg”
    – szatmary
    Nov 6, 2018 at 16:45
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    LBes, note that you are using some Homebrew ffmpeg options that are no longer supported. Please check brew info ffmpeg for the proper build flags (i.e., those starting with --with).
    – slhck
    Nov 7, 2018 at 19:43
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    @szatmary - you should add an answer pointing out what was wrong. Comments are ephemeral and cannot be "accepted". Nov 8, 2018 at 14:07


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