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Installing FFMPEG - its really quite easy - Ultimate Video | Forum

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dave Oct 24 '18
First let me say that many of the pro's in this business say its always best to install from source, but many of us dont know how to compile softwarre using command line.  This topic does not cover that because i dont know how to do that either :)  

But there is a thing called a static version which has already  been compiled.  So here is how i installed mine.  Your system may be different so youll have to compensate for that.   I am using  CentOS 7 64bit on Linux Apache server and cPanel WHM 

Make sure when you go to the static build section of

https://www.ffmpeg.org/ ;  that you get the right version for you.


from command line...........

wget https://johnvansickle.com/...-64bit-static.tar.xz


just find the static build from there website... remember if you have a kernel version less than 3.2 you will have to click the link on the bottom of this page to find an older release


... once that is done then... 

mkdir ffmpeg_static

mv ffmpeg-release-64bit-static.tar.xz   ffmpeg_static

tar -xf  ffmpeg-release-64bit-static.tar.xz

cd ffmpeg-4.0.2-64bit-static

scan the folder because you always scan stuff before moving into production, and sometimes your new install will appear under the clamv group after you unzip it.  So if you have cpanel then scan it like this 

/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/clamscan -r ffmpeg_static

and its ok 

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------

Known viruses: 6688222

Engine version: 0.100.1

Scanned directories: 4

Scanned files: 66

Infected files: 0

Data scanned: 39.25 MB

Data read: 218.42 MB (ratio 0.18:1)

Time: 32.846 sec (0 m 32 s)


All you need is the ffmpeg file, you dont need all the other stuff in that folder unless you are going to do extreme video operations. 

then just move the ffmpg file into /usr/local/bin/    

you can move with mv  or copy with cp  commands from command line

and when you do it will automatically change the group and owner of the file to root. 

and thats it, done...  this is how i did it and it works. 

hope this helps 

Dave :)

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