How do I download FFmpeg?
There are two buttons in Preferences to ‘Download’ the FFmpeg library:
Preferences > Library > Download
Preferences > Library > Locate > Download
Why is it that and neither of them links to an FFmpeg download? They both go here: file:///C:/PortableApps/audacity/help/manual/man/faq_installing_the_ffmpeg_import_export_library.html which has no direct download links and no links to anywhere else to download.
Thanks but would you care to show the trail, please? I clicked links and more links and even more links and the trail is more like an unplanned wander through unknown territory. Even the page I referenced has no link that says anything like ‘click here to download’. I eventually got to the actual download but only because I resorted to a Google search. What’s more, the buttons say ‘Download’ so, in my opinion, they should go to where the download is, not to some unclear “trail” to be followed. Either that or the buttons need to be renamed.
The link I provided would take you to the proper instructions and on that page is a recommended link to a third party download. As ever with Audacity this software is free and written and managed by volunteers so it can be a little obscure at times but speaking personally I am grateful for their continued efforts.