How To install FFMPEG, FLVTOOL2, MP4Box on CentOS server

for i386:
rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm

for x86_64:
rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

Install the utilites of ffmpeg.


# yum groupinstall -y “Development Tools”


yum install zlib-devel automake autoconf gcc gmake make libcpp libgcc libstdc++ gcc4 gcc4-c++ gcc4-gfortran gcc-c++ mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel libXi-devel libXmu-devel freeglut-devel freeglut libtool ncurses-devel


#apt-get install build-essential

Dynamic Linked Libraries Path

Linux uses a system of shared libraries, similar to Windows dlls, for the efficient use of space and resources, and modularity.

Add those  below entry in  /etc/


# ldconfig

Proceed with installing FFMPEG and some development packages

yum install ffmpeg-devel php-devel re2c php-xml ffmpeg

verify FFMPEG is installed successfully by executing


you should get something like

FFmpeg version 0.6.5, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers
built on Jan 29 2012 17:52:15 with gcc 4.4.5 20110214 (Red Hat 4.4.5-6)
configuration: --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 --shlibdir=/usr/lib64 --mandir=/usr/share/man --incdir=/usr/include --disable-avisynth --extra-cflags='-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic -fPIC' --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libdirac --enable-libfaac --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaadbin --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-librtmp --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree --enable-postproc --enable-pthreads --enable-shared --enable-swscale --enable-vdpau --enable-version3 --enable-x11grab
libavutil 50.15. 1 / 50.15. 1
libavcodec 52.72. 2 / 52.72. 2
libavformat 52.64. 2 / 52.64. 2
libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
libavfilter 1.19. 0 / 1.19. 0
libswscale 0.11. 0 / 0.11. 0
libpostproc 51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
Hyper fast Audio and Video encoder

6. Compile and install the FFMPEG-PHP extension

mkdir /srv/build
cd /srv/build
tar -xjf ffmpeg-php-0.6.0.tbz2
cd ffmpeg-php-0.6.0/


now run the following to prevent compilation failure with something like ffmpeg_frame.c:421: error: ‘PIX_FMT_RGBA32’ undeclared (first use in this function)

sed -i 's#PIX_FMT_RGBA32#PIX_FMT_RGB32#' ./ffmpeg_frame.c

and compile and install using

make install

you should end up with something like

Installing shared extensions:     /usr/lib64/php/modules/

7. Load the FFMPEG-PHP extension and reload Apache

echo -e "extension=ffmpeg.son" > /etc/php.d/ffmpeg.ini

restart the webserver by

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

verify that the FFMPEG-PHP extension is loaded

php -i | grep ffmpeg
php -m | grep ffmpeg


FLVTOOL2 is probably the most popular open source tool for injecting metadata in FLV files. It is written in Ruby, so it requires the installation of this programming language for it to work.
Installing Ruby
Installing Using YUM

Type these commands into SSH:

yum update 
yum install ruby rubygems

Common Problems

WHM setup may prevent that Ruby can be installed using a package manager. To easily install Ruby in a WHM/cpanel server use the provided script


The Installation Process

Once installed Ruby and Ruby gems, flvtool2 can be easily installed using:

gem install flvtool2

Alternatively, it can be installed using the following procedure:

Type these commands into SSH:

cd /usr/local/src
tar zxvf flvtool2-1.0.6.tgz
cd /usr/local/src/flvtool2-1.0.6/
ruby setup.rb config && ruby setup.rb setup && ruby setup.rb install

MP4box install on centos

MP4Box is a MP4 multiplexer. It can import MPEG-4 video, DivX, XviD, 3ivx, h264 etc, audio streams and subtitles into the .mp4 container.

# cd /usr/local/src
# wget
# wget
# tar zxvf gpac-0.5.0.tar.gz
# tar zxvf gpac_extra_libs-0.5.0.tar.gz
# cd  gpac
# cp -r ../gpac_extra_libs/* extra_lib/
# chmod +x configure
# ./configure
# make lib
# make apps
# make install-lib
# make install
# cp bin/gcc/ /usr/lib

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