Before we dive in, this beginner’s manual will contain some general purpose information and then some information that’s specific to Mac users and Python users. Ffmpeg is an amazing set of tools, but it’s also available in a variety of flavors. If the sections for Mac and then Python don’t apply to you, you may need to supplement this beginner’s primer with other online content.

The guide is to help ease you into using ffmpeg by explaining some basics about how scripts are structured, provide resources that will help you, walk you through some popular commands, and describe some common…

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