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How to install ffmpeg, ffmpeg-PHP, Mplayer, Mencoder, flv2tool, LAME MP3 Encoder, and Libog from source

This article shows how to install ffmpeg, ffmpeg-PHP, Mplayer, Mencoder, flv2tool, LAME MP3 Encoder, and Libog from source. It should work on most systems, however may need some tweaking from system to sytem.

cd /usr/local/src

Download source tarballs:

wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/9225/flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz
wget http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/lame/lame-3.97.tar.gz
wget http://superb-west.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ffmpeg-php/ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tbz2
wget http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/ogg/libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz
wget http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/vorbis/libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz
wget http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20061022.tar.bz2

Extract the tarballs:

tar zxvf lame-3.97.tar.gz
tar zxvf libogg-1.1.3.tar.gz
tar zxvf libvorbis-1.1.2.tar.gz
tar zxvf flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz
tar jxvf essential-20061022.tar.bz2
tar jxvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tbz2
tar zxvf flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6.tgz


Make a directory to store all the codecs:

mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/


Install any necessary packages:

yum install gcc gmake make libcpp libgcc libstdc++ gcc4 gcc4-c++ gcc4-gfortran
yum install subversion ruby ncurses-devel

svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg/trunk ffmpeg
svn checkout svn://svn.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/trunk mplayer
cd /usr/local/src/mplayer
svn update
cd /usr/local/src

Copy codecs for mplayer:

mv /usr/local/src/essential-20061022/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
chmod -R 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/

If you are using secure tmp:

mkdir /usr/local/src/tmp
chmod 777 /usr/local/src/tmp
export TMPDIR=/usr/local/src/tmp

Installing Lame:

cd /usr/local/src/lame-3.97
./configure
make && make install

Installing Libogg:

cd /usr/local/src/libogg-1.1.3
./configure && make && make install

Installing libvorbis:

cd /usr/local/src/libvorbis-1.1.2
./configure && make && make install

Installing flvtool2:

cd /usr/local/src/flvtool2_1.0.5_rc6/
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb setup
ruby setup.rb install

cd /usr/local/src/mplayer
./configure && make && make install

Installing ffmpeg:

cd /usr/local/src/ffmpeg/
./configure --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libogg --enable-libvorbis --disable-mmx --enable-shared
make && make install

ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.50 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.50
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavcodec.so.51 /usr/lib/libavcodec.so.51
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavutil.so.49 /usr/lib/libavutil.so.49
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libmp3lame.so.0 /usr/lib/libmp3lame.so.0
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libavformat.so.51 /usr/lib/libavformat.so.51

Installing ffmpeg-php:

cd /usr/local/src/ffmpeg-php-0.5.0/
phpize
./configure
make
make install

Note: Make sure this is the correct php.ini for this server.

echo 'extension=/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20020429/ffmpeg.so' >> /usr/local/Zend/etc/php.ini

Restart apache:

service httpd restart

You should be ready to go now!

Note: up2date can be used if you don't have yum installed.

 

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