These are the server requirements for clipshare, a youtube clone script:
3.) FFmpeg (http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu)
4.) FFmpeg-PHP (http://ffmpeg-php.sourceforge.net)
5.) Mplayer + Mencoder (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html )
6.) flv2tool (http://inlet-media.de/flvtool2)
7.) LAME MP3 Encoder
8.) Libogg + Libvorbis (http://www.xiph.org/downloads)
Can anyone tell me if DreamHost provides them? Thanks for any pointers.
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I don’t believe Dreamhost provides any of the mentioned programs. But you may be able to compile and install these yourself. See the Dreamhost Wiki on FFmpeg and any others you require.
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It’s important to remember that because servers are shared CPU usage can get your account locked down. It’s a hosting service, not a conversion tool.
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