HOWTO Install ffmpeg and php-ffmpeg on CentOS 7.1


  • CentOS 7, with full root access.

Note: This method for ffmpeg install also works for centos 6.x, cpanel, directadmin.

Import the GPG key from the repo:

rpm --import 

Install the ATRPMS Repo:

rpm -ivh 

Ffmpeg requires libdc1394-devel and it is available in epel repository. Execute the following command to install epel repository:
       rpm -Uvh 

Install FFMpeg from ATRPMS Repository:

yum -y --enablerepo=atrpms install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel 

Verify the ffmpeg version:

ffmpeg -version 
root@9xhost [~]# ffmpeg -version
ffmpeg version 2.2.1
built on Jun 17 2014 01:25:46 with gcc 4.8.2 (GCC) 20140120 (Red Hat 4.8.2-16)
configuration: --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 --shlibdir=/usr/lib64 --mandir=/usr/share/man --enable-shared --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-postproc --enable-avfilter --enable-pthreads --enable-x11grab --enable-vdpau --disable-avisynth --enable-frei0r --enable-libdc1394 --enable-libgsm --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libnut --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libx264 --enable-libxavs --enable-libxvid --extra-cflags='-O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches -m64 -mtune=generic -fPIC' --disable-stripping
libavutil      52. 66.100 / 52. 66.100
libavcodec     55. 52.102 / 55. 52.102
libavformat    55. 33.100 / 55. 33.100
libavdevice    55. 10.100 / 55. 10.100
libavfilter     4.  2.100 /  4.  2.100
libswscale      2.  5.102 /  2.  5.102
libswresample   0. 18.100 /  0. 18.100
libpostproc    52.  3.100 / 52.  3.100
root@9xhost [~]# 

Install php-ffmpeg extension:

yum -y install git
git clone 
cd ffmpeg-php 
make install

Take a backup of php.ini

cp /usr/local/lib/php.ini /usr/local/lib/php.ini.backup

Add the ffmpeg extension to php.ini

echo "" >> /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Restart http server

service httpd restart

Verify ffmpeg is loading from PHP:

php -i | grep ffmpeg -i 
root@9xhost [~]# php -i | grep ffmpeg -i
ffmpeg-php version => 0.7.0
ffmpeg-php built on => Jul 28 2015 15:27:12
ffmpeg-php gd support  => enabled
ffmpeg libavcodec version => Lavc55.52.102
ffmpeg libavcodec license => GPL version 3 or later
ffmpeg libavformat version => Lavf55.33.100
ffmpeg libavformat license => GPL version 3 or later
ffmpeg swscaler version => SwS2.5.102
ffmpeg swscaler license => GPL version 3 or later
ffmpeg codec_list => a64multi(v), a64multi5(v), aasc(v), aic(v), amv(v), amv(v), anm(v), ansi(v), asv1(v), asv1(v), asv2(v), asv2(v), aura(v), aura2(v), avrp(v), avrp(v), avrn(v), avs(v), avui(v), avui(v), ayuv(v), ayuv(v), bethsoftvid(v), bfi(v), binkvideo(v), bmp(v), bmp(v), bmv_video(v), brender_pix(v), c93(v), cavs(v), cdgraphics(v), cdxl(v), cinepak(v), cinepak(v), cljr(v), cljr(v), cllc(v), comfortnoise(a), comfortnoise(a), cpia(v), camstudio(v), cyuv(v), dfa(v), dirac(v), dnxhd(v), dnxhd(v), dpx(v), dpx(v), dsicinvideo(v), dvvideo(v), dvvideo(v), dxa(v), dxtory(v), eacmv(v), eamad(v), eatgq(v), eatgv(v), eatqi(v), 8bps(v), 8svx_exp(a), 8svx_fib(a), escape124(v), escape130(v), exr(v), ffv1(v), ffv1(v), ffvhuff(v), ffvhuff(v), fic(v), flashsv(v), flashsv(v), flashsv2(v), flashsv2(v), flic(v), flv(v), flv(v), 4xm(v), fraps(v), frwu(v), g2m(v), gif(v), gif(v), h261(v), h261(v), h263(v), h263(v), h263i(v), h263p(v), h263p(v), h264(v), h264_vdpau(v), hevc(v), hnm4video(v), huffyuv(v), huffyuv(v), idcinvideo(v), iff(v), iff(v), indeo2(v), indeo3(v), indeo4(v), indeo5(v), interplayvideo(v), jpeg2000(v), jpeg2000(v), jpegls(v), jpegls(v), jv(v), kgv1(v), kmvc(v), lagarith(v), ljpeg(v), loco(v), mdec(v), mimic(v), mjpeg(v), mjpeg(v), mjpegb(v), mmvideo(v), motionpixels(v), mpeg1video(v), mpeg1video(v), mpeg2video(v), mpeg2video(v), mpeg4(v), mpeg4(v), mpeg4_vdpau(v), mpegvideo(v), mpegvideo_vdpau(v), mpeg1video_vdpau(v), msa1(v), msmpeg4v1(v), msmpeg4v2(v), msmpeg4v2(v), msmpeg4(v), msmpeg4(v), msrle(v), mss1(v), mss2(v), msvideo1(v), msvideo1(v), mszh(v), mts2(v), mvc1(v), mvc2(v), mxpeg(v), nuv(v), paf_video(v), pam(v), pam(v), pbm(v), pbm(v), pcx(v), pcx(v), pgm(v), pgm(v), pgmyuv(v), pgmyuv(v), pictor(v), png(v), png(v), ppm(v), ppm(v), prores(v), prores(v), prores_aw(v), prores_ks(v), prores_lgpl(v), ptx(v), qdraw(v), qpeg(v), qtrle(v), qtrle(v), r10k(v), r10k(v), r210(v), r210(v), rawvideo(v), rawvideo(v), rl2(v), roqvideo(v), roqvideo(v), rpza(v), rv10(v), rv10(v), rv20(v), rv20(v), rv30(v), rv40(v), s302m(a), s302m(a), sanm(v), sgi(v), sgi(v), sgirle(v), smackvid(v), smc(v), smvjpeg(v), snow(v), snow(v), sp5x(v), sunrast(v), sunrast(v), svq1(v), svq1(v), svq3(v), targa(v), targa(v), targa_y216(v), theora(v), thp(v), tiertexseqvideo(v), tiff(v), tiff(v), tmv(v), truemotion1(v), truemotion2(v), camtasia(v), tscc2(v), txd(v), ultimotion(v), utvideo(v), utvideo(v), v210(v), v210(v), v210x(v), v308(v), v308(v), v408(v), v408(v), v410(v), v410(v), vb(v), vble(v), vc1(v), vc1_vdpau(v), vc1image(v), vcr1(v), vmdvideo(v), vmnc(v), vp3(v), vp5(v), vp6(v), vp6a(v), vp6f(v), vp8(v), vp9(v), vqavideo(v), webp(v), wmv1(v), wmv1(v), wmv2(v), wmv2(v), wmv3(v), wmv3_vdpau(v), wmv3image(v), wnv1(v), xan_wc3(v), xan_wc4(v), xbm(v), xbm(v), xface(v), xface(v), xl(v), xwd(v), xwd(v), y41p(v), y41p(v), yop(v), yuv4(v), yuv4(v), 012v(v), zerocodec(v), zlib(v), zlib(v), zmbv(v), zmbv(v), aac(a), aac(a), aac_latm(a), ac3(a), ac3(a), ac3_fixed(a), alac(a), alac(a), als(a), amrnb(a), amrwb(a), ape(a), atrac1(a), atrac3(a), atrac3plus(a), binkaudio_dct(a), binkaudio_rdft(a), bmv_audio(a), cook(a), dca(a), dca(a), dsicinaudio(a), eac3(a), eac3(a), evrc(a), wavesynth(a), flac(a), flac(a), g723_1(a), g723_1(a), g729(a), gsm(a), gsm_ms(a), iac(a), imc(a), mace3(a), mace6(a), metasound(a), mlp(a), mp1(a), mp1float(a), mp2(a), mp2(a), mp2float(a), mp2fixed(a), mp3(a), mp3float(a), mp3adu(a), mp3adufloat(a), mp3on4(a), mp3on4float(a), mpc7(a), mpc8(a), nellymoser(a), nellymoser(a), paf_audio(a), qcelp(a), qdm2(a), real_144(a), real_144(a), real_288(a), ralf(a), shorten(a), sipr(a), smackaud(a), sonic(a), sonic(a), sonicls(a), tak(a), truehd(a), truespeech(a), tta(a), tta(a), twinvq(a), vmdaudio(a), vorbis(a), vorbis(a), wavpack(a), wavpack(a), wmalossless(a), wmapro(a), wmav1(a), wmav1(a), wmav2(a), wmav2(a), wmavoice(a), ws_snd1(a), pcm_alaw(a), pcm_alaw(a), pcm_bluray(a), pcm_dvd(a), pcm_f32be(a), pcm_f32be(a), pcm_f32le(a), pcm_f32le(a), pcm_f64be(a), pcm_f64be(a), pcm_f64le(a), pcm_f64le(a), pcm_lxf(a), pcm_mulaw(a), pcm_mulaw(a), pcm_s8(a), pcm_s8(a), pcm_s8_planar(a), pcm_s8_planar(a), pcm_s16be(a), pcm_s16be(a), pcm_s16be_planar(a), pcm_s16be_planar(a), pcm_s16le(a), pcm_s16le(a), pcm_s16le_planar(a), pcm_s16le_planar(a), pcm_s24be(a), pcm_s24be(a), pcm_s24daud(a), pcm_s24daud(a), pcm_s24le(a), pcm_s24le(a), pcm_s24le_planar(a), pcm_s24le_planar(a), pcm_s32be(a), pcm_s32be(a), pcm_s32le(a), pcm_s32le(a), pcm_s32le_planar(a), pcm_s32le_planar(a), pcm_u8(a), pcm_u8(a), pcm_u16be(a), pcm_u16be(a), pcm_u16le(a), pcm_u16le(a), pcm_u24be(a), pcm_u24be(a), pcm_u24le(a), pcm_u24le(a), pcm_u32be(a), pcm_u32be(a), pcm_u32le(a), pcm_u32le(a), pcm_zork(a), interplay_dpcm(a), roq_dpcm(a), roq_dpcm(a), sol_dpcm(a), xan_dpcm(a), adpcm_4xm(a), adpcm_adx(a), adpcm_adx(a), adpcm_afc(a), adpcm_ct(a), adpcm_dtk(a), adpcm_ea(a), adpcm_ea_maxis_xa(a), adpcm_ea_r1(a), adpcm_ea_r2(a), adpcm_ea_r3(a), adpcm_ea_xas(a), g722(a), g722(a), g726(a), g726(a), g726le(a), adpcm_ima_amv(a), adpcm_ima_apc(a), adpcm_ima_dk3(a), adpcm_ima_dk4(a), adpcm_ima_ea_eacs(a), adpcm_ima_ea_sead(a), adpcm_ima_iss(a), adpcm_ima_oki(a), adpcm_ima_qt(a), adpcm_ima_qt(a), adpcm_ima_rad(a), adpcm_ima_smjpeg(a), adpcm_ima_wav(a), adpcm_ima_wav(a), adpcm_ima_ws(a), adpcm_ms(a), adpcm_ms(a), adpcm_sbpro_2(a), adpcm_sbpro_3(a), adpcm_sbpro_4(a), adpcm_swf(a), adpcm_swf(a), adpcm_thp(a), adpcm_xa(a), adpcm_yamaha(a), adpcm_yamaha(a), vima(a), ssa(s), ssa(s), ass(s), ass(s), dvbsub(s), dvbsub(s), dvdsub(s), dvdsub(s), jacosub(s), microdvd(s), mov_text(s), mov_text(s), mpl2(s), pgssub(s), pjs(s), realtext(s), sami(s), srt(s), srt(s), subrip(s), subrip(s), subviewer(s), subviewer1(s), text(s), vplayer(s), webvtt(s), xsub(s), xsub(s), libgsm(a), libgsm(a), libgsm_ms(a), libgsm_ms(a), libmp3lame(a), libopencore_amrnb(a), libopencore_amrnb(a), libopencore_amrwb(a), libopenjpeg(v), libopenjpeg(v), libspeex(a), libspeex(a), libtheora(v), libvorbis(a), libvorbis(a), libvpx(v), libvpx(v), libx264(v), libx264rgb(v), libxavs(v), libxvid(v), bintext(v), xbin(v), idf(v), 
ffmpeg.allow_persistent => 0 => 0
ffmpeg.show_warnings => 0 => 0
OLDPWD => /root/ffmpeg-php
_SERVER["OLDPWD"] => /root/ffmpeg-php
_ENV["OLDPWD"] => /root/ffmpeg-php
root@9xhost [~]#


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