How To install FFmpeg

FFmpeg Installation is quite simple:

  1. Navigate to the FFmpeg Download Website, and Download the latest "Static Build" release to your PC.
    • To make this even simpler, you can directly download one of the following static builds from here (both work fine):
  2. Use a program like 7-Zip to Extract the .tar.xz file (and Extract again for the resulting .tar file) on your PC.

  3. Open the resulting folder, and find the file named "ffmpeg".

  4. Connect to your Server as the root user via SFTP, via an FTP client (like FileZilla or Bitvise).
    • E.g., in FileZilla, simply enter your Host (IP), SSH/SFTP Username (root), SSH/SFTP Password (your root user password), and Port (usually 22), as follows:
    • Then click "Quickconnect".

  5. Navigate to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin (or any other directory with sufficient privileges) and upload the "ffmpeg" file to your server.

  6. Change CHMOD (permissions) of "ffmpeg" file to 755.
    • In Filezilla, right click on the "ffmpeg" file after uploading it, Select "File permissions...", and configure the resulting dialogue like so:
    • Click the OK button.

  7. In our products, in the corresponding Config file, update a constant named "FFMPEG" (or one similarly named) with the full, absolute path to FFmpeg, e.g.:
    • /usr/bin/ffmpeg
    • /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
    • /full/path/to/ffmpeg (in general)

That's it!

You're done!

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