hi there how can I be sure that ffmpeg is install in my server...

I tried this php code to check:


    $ffmpeg = trim(shell_exec('which ffmpeg')); // or better yet:
$ffmpeg = trim(shell_exec('type -P ffmpeg'));

    if (empty($ffmpeg))
    die('ffmpeg not available');

shell_exec($ffmpeg . ' -i ...');?>

It return me 'ffmpeg not available' but my server admin tell me it is install!

I have access also centos consol

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  • Ask your server admin what the path to ffmpeg is then use that. – Iain May 13 '14 at 18:29

Did you try using the following command,

ffmpeg -version

The above command should show you the FFMPEG Version information if Installed.

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