I have tried installing ffmpeg using brew install ffmpeg --enable-libmp3lame as well as brew install ffmpeg --with-libmp3lame and both versions fail. The error I receive is Error: invalid option: --enable-libmp3lame. I would love to know what I am doing wrong.

I am trying to install this on 3 different machines that just had clean installs of either OSX Mojave or OSX High Sierra. The only item I have installed so far is home-brew.


Since February 2019 (version 2.0), Homebrew does not offer options for its formulae anymore.

To get FFmpeg with LAME through Homebrew, you simply have to install:

brew install ffmpeg

It comes with LAME by default. If you need additional, non-free encoders or custom options, have a look at this tap.

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