Install FFmpeg on CentOS via Yum
The easiest way to install FFMPEG and other modules is through yum. Following are the steps given to install ffmpeg with yum command.
First we will have to install the DAG RPM repositories which contains huge amount of rpm packages. It’s very easy. Just install the latest rpmforge-release package for your distribution and architecture.
This will automatically install the configuration and GPG keys that are for safely installing RPMforge packages.
Please select the correct command from the following list:
* Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 / i386:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 / x86_64:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / i386:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / x86_64:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 / i386:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 / x86_64:
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2 / i386:
* Red Hat Linux 9 / i386:
* Red Hat Linux 7.3 / i386:
yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel
Install FFMPEG-PHP Extension
FFmpeg-php is a very good extension and wrapper for PHP which can pull useful information about video through API interface. Inorder to install it you will need to download the source file and then compile and install extension in your server.
tar -xjf ffmpeg-php-0.6.0.tbz2
Once you have done that without any problems then you will see the php extension file /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20060613/ffmpeg.so and you will need mention that extension in php.ini file.
Put the below two lines at the end of the php.ini file
Then restart apache using — service httpd restart
Installing Mplayer + Mencoder
Just issue the following yum commands to install the rest of the packages.
yum install mplayer mencoder
Flvtool2 is a flash video file manipulation tool. It can calculate metadata and can cut and edit cue points for flv files.
If you are on Centos 5 try yum install flvtool2 with dag repository and if you get package not found you will need to manually download and compile the flvtool2. You can download latest version of flvtool2 from:- http://rubyforge.org/projects/flvtool2/
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
sudo ruby setup.rb install