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FFMPEG Installation and Documentation.

Need to host a video website like but do not know how to install FFMPEG? Need help installing FFMPEG on your server?  Recently we got lot’s of request from our client which need our professional system engineer to assisting on FFMPEG install, hence, we are here trying to share out the whole installation process on FFMPEG.

1. Create a directory to do our work in
mkdir ~/ffmpeg
cd ~/ffmpeg

2. Get all the source files
wget essential-20061022.tar.bz2
wget flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz
wget lame/lame-3.97.tar.gz
wget ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tbz2
wget ogg/libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz
wget vorbis/libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz

3. Extract all the source files
bunzip2 essential-20061022.tar.bz2; tar xvf essential-20061022.tar
tar zxvf flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz
tar zxvf lame-3.97.tar.gz
bunzip2 ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tbz2; tar xvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tar
tar zxvf libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz
tar zxvf libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz

4. Create the codecs directory & import them
mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mv essential-20061022/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/

5. Install SVN/Ruby (Depends on OS, this is for RHEL/CentOS)
yum install subversion
yum install ruby
yum install ncurses-devel

6. Get the latest FFMPEG/MPlayer from the subversion
svn checkout svn:// ffmpeg
svn checkout svn:// mplayer

7. Compile LAME
cd ~/ffmpeg/lame-3.97
make install

8. Compile libOGG
cd ~/ffmpeg/libogg-1.1.3
make install

9. Compile libVorbis
cd ~/ffmpeg/libvorbis-1.1.2
make install

10. Compile flvtool2
cd ~/ffmpeg/flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
ruby setup.rb install

11. Compile MPlayer
cd ~/ffmpeg/mplayer
make install

12. Compile FFMPEG
cd ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg
./configure --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libvorbis --disable-mmx --enable-shared
echo '#define HAVE_LRINTF 1' >> config.h
make install

13. Finalize the codec setups
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/lib/

14. Compile FFMPEG-PHP
cd ~/ffmpeg/ ffmpeg-php-0.5.0
make install

15. Install FFMPEG-PHP (make sure the php.ini path is correct.)
echo 'extension=/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/ no-debug-non-zts-20020429/' >> /usr/local/Zend/etc/php.ini

16. Restart Apache to load FFMPEG-PHP (Depends on OS, this is for RHEL/CentOS)
service httpd restart

17. Verify if it works
php -r 'phpinfo();' | grep ffmpeg

If you get a few lines such as
ffmpeg support (ffmpeg-php) => enabled
ffmpeg-php version => 0.5.0
ffmpeg.allow_persistent => 0 => 0

Then everything is installed and working. FFMPEG, FFMPEG-PHP, MPlayer, MEncoder, flv2tool, LAME MP3 encoder & libOGG.

Once installed, all your videos in your site should be able to working fine without any issue. Please try to leave us a comment if you find any problem during your installation and we are more than happy to assist anyone of you here.

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