There is no ffmpeg module on Perlmutter anymore. The system-installed ffmpeg does not support some of the common codecs.


  • Download the executable from ffmpeg website:
  • put it somewhere in the home directory, e.g., ~/local/ and then tar xvf ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz
  • set the path in ~/.bashrc.ext: export PATH=$HOME/local/ffmpeg-6.0-amd64-static:$PATH
  • source ~/.bashrc

Then, we can use ffmpeg as usual.