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Installing FFMPEG + PHP EXT on an RPS

08-05-2010, 00:43
I feel your pain, I tried to install FFMPEG a while back and getting all the codecs on the box was the killer, cheers for the info though, I'm glad I'm not alone.

07-04-2010, 08:55
Thanks guys,

I have tried endless tutorials, some successful, honestly the whole process of installing codecs, mplayer, flvtools, ffmpeg and ffmpeg-php is a right pain. Everything has to be installed in order and you may still encounter compile errors of all sorts.

In the end, I searched for a auto installer which compiles and install everything for you.

Yes, there are pros + cons and it may seem abit noobish but you will save hours if not days! So just for future reference, ill post some links in the thread.

FFMPEG AutoInstaller (Best experience and recommended)

FFMPEG Guide and Tutorials (If you decide to 'do-it-yoursel')

Just to end, those at are awesome, they will install ffmpeg and and a addtional codecs. They charge $15 which is a steal imo. However you can always go ahead and install the autoscript yourself.

I am surpised there is little mention of them on forums etc.

26-03-2010, 12:19
Have a look at this particular blog, which explains how to compile ffmpeg from scratch on Centos/RH. (pay attention to some of the comments).

26-03-2010, 11:06
Usually i compile from source ( download from the svn ), that would get you the latest and greatest versions running.

for removing, you will have to check out the options on the software vendors webpage / mailing lists, honestly never had to remove these myself :-)
maybe someone else here knows for a fact how to remove them.

26-03-2010, 10:39
I have a project which I will be starting on soon. I basically need to generate a bunch of jpg's from video files within PHP.

I know I can do this using FFMPEG, But I am pulling my hair out just trying to install it!
I have refrained from using DAAG RPMs this time since I need the most recent version of FFMPEG, The ones on DAAG are like 4 years old.

- I'd like to know if there is an alternative to DAAG's repository, with more recent RPM's.
- The other alternative is using SVN.. However I to have the packages removable. e.g. yum remove ffmpeg.. and adding and removing codecs is a headache.