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How to install FFMPEG on a Dedicated Server

You want to start a website with videos available for everyone to see? You want to host the videos yourself and not on YouTube or Vimeo? You are using a VPS or a dedicated server? In that case you need to have FFMEG installed on your server. FFMPEG is a software solution used for encoding and decoding video files before they are presented online. It is powering a good 80% of all the websites offering self-hosted videos. Its installation is very simple but can often scare the novice user, since it requires SSH access to the server. It is also the most frequent software installation request received by our support team. This is why they have written a very detailed guide on how to install FFPMEG on a Dedicated server running CentOS. If you have any problems with the installation, you can always turn to our support team for additional assistance – our techs are well prepared and ready to answer all your questions.
Originally published Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 2:54 pm, updated May 3, 2010 and is filed under Dedicated Hosting Services.

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