anyone know how to do this? have contacted the server company who will not help

I have a dedicated server, running on centos parralells plesk panel


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    Did you even try googling? Very first result for "ffmpeg centos" was tuxmachines.org/node/17063 "How to install ffmpeg on centos/rhel". – Marc B Mar 3 '11 at 20:25
  • yes tried googling, read through and tried 10-12 different thigs and none have worked – nead93 Mar 3 '11 at 22:10

I found this to be the best guide when installing ffmpeg.


Make sure you follow each step. If the install of any dependency fails, retry.

Good luck.


The guide doesn't include qt-faststart. Follow this if you need it:

cd ~/ffmpeg
make tools/qt-faststart
sudo checkinstall --pkgname=qt-faststart --pkgversion="$(./version.sh)" --backup=no \
    --deldoc=yes --fstrans=no --default install -D -m755 tools/qt-faststart \

Also, follow @pablo's point about git rather than svn.

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    this is pretty accurate except install ffmpeg from git rather than svn. – pablo Mar 3 '11 at 23:14
  • @pablo - Agreed, good point. – Kit Mar 3 '11 at 23:26
  • @pablo - Great link below. Wish I found this a long time ago - would have made my life a lot easier! – Kit Mar 4 '11 at 9:05

Hi I hope this helps you, it seems pretty popular for easy installs.


ffmpeginstaller is a free software completely written in bash shell script. The purpose of this script is to build a video streaming platform form in your Gnu/Linux server. So you can start video streaming websites and avoid the cost of installations. This script not only install ffmpeg but also all its friends packages.

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