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Installing php-ffmpeg on ubuntu 7.10 from source

Date: 2008-05-22

This tutorial will teach you how to successfully install php-ffmpeg on ubuntu 7.10.

You do not need to follow steps below if you run latest Ubuntu release. You can install php-ffmpeg as a module via aptitude or synaptic.


Before you start with this tutorial please check that php-gd is enabled. php-ffmpeg uses gd to generate screenshots and image manipulation.


Ok, let's go.

Installation of ffmpeg requires php5-dev package. We are going to use phpize5 and which ships with php5-dev package. First install php5-dev if you haven't done it yet.

Code:


sudo apt-get install php5-dev


Follow now these steps below to install php-ffmpeg from source.

1. Install ffmpeg package, ships even with mplayer.

Code:


sudo apt-get install ffmpeg


2. Install libavcodec

Code:


sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev


3. Install libavcodec1d

Code:


sudo apt-get install libavcodec1d


4. Install mencoder

Code:


sudo apt-get install mencoder


5. Downloaded the ffmpeg-php source:

Code:


wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.1.tbz2?modtime=1181869403&big_mirror=0


6. Unpuck and go to unpacked folder and run phpize5 to prepare PHP extension for compilling

7. Run configure

Code:


./configure


8. Run make to compile the code

Code:


make


9. Run make install to install compilation

Code:


sudo make install


Successfull result should look like this:
Installing shared extensions: /usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/


10. Edit php.ini file and add:

Code:


extension=ffmpeg.so


I hope this helped?!



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