Here’s how to watermark your video with ffmpeg by adding text

Merunas Grincalaitis
2 min readDec 10, 2022

Recently I had to watermark a few videos and instead of using a program to edit all of the videos manually, I decided to use ffmpeg which is far faster and more effective when you want the same result over and over.

Here’s how the command looks, then I’ll explain in it in detail:

ffmpeg -i my-video.mp4 -y -vf "drawtext=text='my…
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