Installing FFmpeg (Optional)
This section is not optional of you wish to create videos with dmtools
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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
When running the above line, you will likley be prompted to install Command Line Tools (CLT) for Xcode. This can be installed with
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
Congratulations! You have now installed a package manager and FFmpeg. You will now be able to create videos using dmtools.