How to fix: “dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/x265/lib/libx265.95.dylib” when running ffmpeg

Problem:

Receiving the following error when trying to run ffmpeg

$ ffmpeg
 dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/x265/lib/libx265.95.dylib
 Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
 Reason: image not found
 Abort trap: 6

Solution:

1. Unlink ffmpeg

$ brew unlink ffmpeg

2. Reinstall ffmpeg

$ brew install ffmpeg

Alternatively you can use additional flags (below) to enable features like x265 encoding

$ brew install ffmpeg –with-fdk-aac –with-ffplay –with-freetype –with-libass –with-libquvi –with-libvorbis –with-libvpx –with-opus –with-x265

3. Retry ffmpeg

$ ffmpeg -version

ffmpeg version 3.2.4 Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
built with Apple LLVM version 8.0.0 (clang-800.0.42.1)

configuration: --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/ffmpeg/3.2.4 --enable-shared --enable-pthreads --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-hardcoded-tables --enable-avresample --cc=clang --host-cflags= --host-ldflags= --enable-ffplay --enable-libass --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-libfreetype --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-opencl --disable-lzma --enable-nonfree --enable-vda

libavutil      55. 34.101 / 55. 34.101
libavcodec     57. 64.101 / 57. 64.101
libavformat    57. 56.101 / 57. 56.101
libavdevice    57.  1.100 / 57.  1.100
libavfilter     6. 65.100 /  6. 65.100
libavresample   3.  1.  0 /  3.  1.  0
libswscale      4.  2.100 /  4.  2.100
libswresample   2.  3.100 /  2.  3.100
libpostproc    54.  1.100 / 54.  1.100

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