Is ffmpeg installed thru Homebrew supported?

I am trying to get Audacity 2.3.2 on Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave to use the ffmpeg library that I installed via Homebrew. Is that not supported since it does not seem to include the ffmpeg.55.64bit.dylib that Audacity needs?

In that case can I install the ffmpeg 64 bit package from this link? that is referenced in the help files without creating problems with my already installed newer version of ffmpeg?


Audacity requires a specific version of FFmpeg.
Instructions for MacOS are here: Installing and updating Audacity on Mac - Audacity Manual

No. That is an optional LAME library for older versions of Audacity. It is not required for Audacity 2.3.2.
You need the file “ffmpeg_64bit_osx.pkg” as described in the instructions.

I’m confused, that page has both Lame and ffmpeg packages. Is the ffmpeg_64bit_osx.pkg on that page not the one I want? The instructions point me to that page for the downloads.

I’m also not clear if that’s a custom ffmpeg installation, or if it will conflict with my already installed up to date ffmpeg installation.


Yes. You need the FFmpeg package. You don’t need the LAME package.

The file “ffmpeg_64bit_osx.pkg” is the one that you want.

Yes, that’s the correct page.

That is a custom installation for Audacity. It shouldn’t interfere with your other version of FFmpeg.

Great, thanks very much for the help.