By default LevelOne supports all major audio file formats (such as WAV, AIFF, MP3 and some more). But there are hundreds of file types and codecs around. To analyse and process these files we’ve created a bridge to FFmpeg. FFmpeg is a library that includes virtually every available codec (including video codecs). Once FFmpeg is installed, LevelOne will take care of all interaction with the library. Files will be analysed and processed in the same manner as native supported file types are handled.

We’ve added an automatic download and install option so FFmpeg can be installed with a few mouse clicks. To do so, open the settings window, click “get FFmpeg” and follow the onscreen instructions.

Please keep the following in mind when using FFmpeg:

  • FFmpeg is not being developed by us and we’re not affiliated with FFmpeg.
  • FFmpeg includes virtually every codec available, some codecs are proprietary and require licensing to use. Please see this page for more info.


To Install FFmpeg follow the instructions below.


  • Click the cogwheel () in the top right corner to open the settings page.
  • Option 1:
    • If you already have a copy of FFmpeg on you computer, click the “…” next to the FFmpeg location and specify the location.
  • Option 2:
    • If you’d like LevelOne to automatically download and install a new version click the “getFFmpeg” button.
    • You will see a dialog asking to confirm. Click “Yes”
    • Next you will be asked to specify a folder where to download FFmpeg. You can use any folder on your system, such as “/applications/ffmpeg/”.
    • You will see a progress dialog during the installation progress.
  • Close the settings page by clicking on the cogwheel again and you’re ready