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Instalation FFMPEG on WAMP5
Instalation FFMPEG on WAMP5

 1:13 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Friends,

I got some question about installtion ffmpeg on WAMP5 server for window use. I searched from some websites, but it seems no one fix it, i know that ffmpeg is working on Linux.

Who have ever succeeded to do this thing? I'm very appreciate it if someone could tell me.

Thanks a lot.



 3:32 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

A quick Google search produces a considerable amount tutorials for you to follow to install FFMPEG. Try there first and see if you can't install it.


 5:00 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

FYI: As per wamp5 site it only works on a full blown linux server
and will not on WAMP5


 8:06 am on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Bad news for me,

Anyway Thank you!


 8:35 am on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

the "w" in wamp is in reference to Windows. It runs on Windows.


 1:49 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes, you can indeed run ffmpeg on Windows. The version of server(s) does not matter as it runs completely independent of Apache/MySQL/PHP.


 2:24 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

May we have some details?
I am interested too in installing it locally on WAMP5
But I searched and it looks like no one has done it successfully.
Even their site mention that it could not be installed on WAMP5
Do you have further tips on "How to on WAMP5"?

Or do you ref to an installation performed on a full hand made LAMP install by grabbing each LAMP component for WINS?


 3:14 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

The ffmpeg documentation [ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu] page is the first stop. Follow the Windows-specific links.


 3:36 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Sorry if I provided a false info
Yesterday I found that very page (your link) and followed one of those links, on one of the forums a mod answered to a question that it was not possible to install it on WINS

I may not find the same page.

However it looks like a quite complicated task that will require spending a great deal of time.


 3:56 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's been a long time since I set up ffmpeg on Windows but I'll try to recall my steps. If I remember correctly, it was actually quite easy ...

I followed the link to "THE" ffmpeg Windows support area, the one on the documentation page linked above. From there I grabbed an unofficial binary and used 7zip to unpack it to my hard disk. After that, you use the binary executable (in the bin directory) like you would any other command.


 4:11 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Alternatively you can download a win binary right from sourceforge. I believe it is a bare bones binary and you will find the very same being used by the popular open source menalto image gallery application [gallery.menalto.com]. I'm just not certain which codecs are going to be available using that method.


 4:21 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks again
Done! much more easy than what I tought, was thinking compilling etc..


 4:39 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Great news, glad to hear it!
One last note ... there is always the long route too. You can grab a compiler and build your own binaries.

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