Installing FFmpeg (Optional)

  1. This section is not optional of you wish to create videos with dmtools

  2. Currently, these installation instructions focus on macOS users. For installation instructions on other operating systems, see Download FFmpeg.

In order to install FFmpeg, we will first need to install a package manager. A package manager functions similarly to an app store–it provides a way of installing and managing computer programs “in a consistent manner.” Homebrew is a package manager for macOS. It is the one we will use to install FFmpeg. To install it, paste the following line in macOS Terminal.

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

When running the above line, you will likley be prompted to install Command Line Tools (CLT) for Xcode. This can be installed with

xcode-select --install

To verify Homebrew was installed properly, run brew in Terminal and you should recieive a help page on various Homebrew commands. With Homebrew now installed, you can easily install FFmpeg with

brew install ffmpeg

This installation may take some time. Once complete, verify it was installed properly by running ffmpeg in Terminal. It should return some FFmpeg version information.

Congratulations! You have now installed a package manager and FFmpeg. You will now be able to create videos using dmtools.