I have Ubuntu server 8.04 installed with the Multiverse repos enabled.

I have installed FFMPEG, with its PHP extension also.

When I try to convert videos into the flv format, I find that the audio is stripped out.

Also, audio cannot be converted to mp3, only mp2.

How do I install the codecs required ?

Please help.

  • have you installed the codecs and compiled ffmpeg with the options to use them ? – Prix Oct 7 '10 at 5:55
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    Not sure this is really a SF question, more suitable for SU, what do others think? – Chopper3 Oct 7 '10 at 6:24
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    I think it is, because I am using ffMpeg on my production server with its PHP extension. – Hrishikesh Choudhari Oct 7 '10 at 6:50

This old post: ffmpeg on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Server on ServerFault had my answer. Thanks folks !


You need build ffmpeg from source. Read this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ffmpeg

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