Coconut Stories
Published in

Coconut Stories

Using FFmpeg with Docker

Docker containers: the easiest way to distribute softwares

FFmpeg dockerized

ffmpeg version 3.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 5.3.0 (Alpine 5.3.0)
configuration: --enable-version3 --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-small --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libvpx --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libopus --enable-libass --enable-libwebp --enable-librtmp --enable-postproc --enable-avresample --enable-libfreetype --enable-openssl --disable-debug
libavutil 55. 17.103 / 55. 17.103
libavcodec 57. 24.102 / 57. 24.102
libavformat 57. 25.100 / 57. 25.100
libavdevice 57. 0.101 / 57. 0.101
libavfilter 6. 31.100 / 6. 31.100
libavresample 3. 0. 0 / 3. 0. 0
libswscale 4. 0.100 / 4. 0.100
libswresample 2. 0.101 / 2. 0.101
libpostproc 54. 0.100 / 54. 0.100

configuration:
--enable-version3
--enable-gpl
--enable-nonfree
--enable-small
--enable-libmp3lame
--enable-libx264
--enable-libx265
--enable-libvpx
--enable-libtheora
--enable-libvorbis
--enable-libopus
--enable-libass
--enable-libwebp
--enable-librtmp
--enable-postproc
--enable-avresample
--enable-libfreetype
--enable-openssl
--disable-debug

How to use FFmpeg with Docker

$ docker run opencoconut/ffmpeg -i http://files.coconut.co.s3.amazonaws.com/test.mp4 -f webm -c:v libvpx -c:a libvorbis - > test.webm
It’s simple as that!
  1. The input file must be publicly available on a web server since the container doesn’t have access to the local file system.
  2. The FFmpeg command must pipe the result to STDOUT, again for the same reason of not accessing the local file system.
$ docker run -v=`pwd`:/tmp/ffmpeg opencoconut/ffmpeg -i localfile.mp4 out.webm
alias ffmpeg='docker run -v=`pwd`:/tmp/ffmpeg opencoconut/ffmpeg'
$ ffmpeg -i
ffmpeg version 3.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 5.3.0 (Alpine 5.3.0)
configuration: --enable-version3 --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-small --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libvpx --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libopus --enable-libass --enable-libwebp --enable-librtmp --enable-postproc --enable-avresample --enable-libfreetype --enable-openssl --disable-debug
libavutil 55. 17.103 / 55. 17.103
libavcodec 57. 24.102 / 57. 24.102
libavformat 57. 25.100 / 57. 25.100
libavdevice 57. 0.101 / 57. 0.101
libavfilter 6. 31.100 / 6. 31.100
libavresample 3. 0. 0 / 3. 0. 0
libswscale 4. 0.100 / 4. 0.100
libswresample 2. 0.101 / 2. 0.101
libpostproc 54. 0.100 / 54. 0.100
Missing argument for option 'i'.
Error splitting the argument list: Invalid argument

Docker image versioning

$ docker run opencoconut/ffmpeg:3.0

--

--

Once upon a time, near a coconut tree…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Bruno Celeste

I play video games. I write code. I love traveling. Coffee enthusiast • Entrepreneur