how to set up
ffmpeg as a lambda layer
what i learned
how to add
ffprobe as a lambda layer to be used by lambda functions.
# ffmpeg wget https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/releases/ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz # checksum wget https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/releases/ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz.md5 md5sum -c ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz.md5 # extract tar xvf ffmpeg-release-amd64-static.tar.xz
Side note: i had to
brew install md5sha1sum and
brew install wget on my local laptop
Creating Lambda Layer
# Create bin/ mkdir -p ffmpeg/bin # Copy ffmpeg cp ffmpeg-6.0-amd64-static/ffmpeg ffmpeg/bin # Zip directory cd ffmpeg zip -r ../ffmpeg.zip .
Upload zip file as a lambda layer.
In my case I also included
ffprobe as it's also required for
how i learned
i've been using OpenAI's whisper and i want to set it up as a lambda function to transcribe files as they land on an S3 bucket.