Before you ask, I followed the wiki and even tried using other methods explained in posts here:
This is what ive tried:
Followed the dreamhost wiki about installing FFmpeg, also added the $HOME/bin and $HOME/lib to the bashrc and bash_profile files.
After all this I cant execute ffmpeg, when I attempt to execute it I get “-bash: ffmpeg: command not found” I tried this from different folders including the bin and lib folders(where its actually installed) .
I got alot of warnings during the make install but recieved no compile errors.
I need ffmpeg to generate thumbnails from videos which will be uploaded to my site. (I think this may mean I also need to install ffmpeg-php, but first things first.)