Well-Known Member
May 7, 2012
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Its been more then 24 hours since I've been struggling to install ffmpeg on a dedicated server. I've tried every possible guide that I found on the internet, also a few thread from cPanel forums. Searched on the forums for more then 5 hours and still nothing.

Can someone tell me if there is a definitive guide to install ffmpeg on cPanel empowered servers to run scripts like phpfox, phpmotion? (video sharing / streaming)


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011

I searched on Google and found the following:

How to install and configure FFMPEG

This appears to be an example guide. Please direct questions about installation to whichever guide you choose to utilize online.

Please note that assistance with FFMPEG software application installations (including software that utilizes this software) and technical support for this piece of software are not available from cPanel. While FFMPEG software is distributed subject to GPL licenses, the use and installation of the software may also require patent licenses from third parties.

Because of the legal uncertainty relating to the FFMPEG software application, we are not able to assist in the installation or troubleshooting of FFMPEG.

This is not legal advice or a legal opinion. We are simply explaining that our participation in the installation/troubleshooting of this software is not available. Please see the following location for any legal discussion:

FFmpeg License and Legal Considerations

Thank you.