I’m trying to install ffmpeg so I can use PHP to convert videos from one format to the other. So far I have installed ffmpeg without any issues using the relevant Dreamhost wiki article. I then found out that ffmpeg-php had to be installed also. Fortuately there was a wiki article for this as well. However I think the article may be outdated as the wget command returns a 404.
Anyway, I downloaded ffmpeg-php from the sourceforge website and attempted to install it. I cd’d into the directory and tried to run ‘phpize’ (I don’t have a clue what this does). Well that came up with an error:
Cannot find autoconf. Please check your autoconf installation and the $PHP_AUTOCONF
environment variable is set correctly and then rerun this script.
After searching on google with no luck I created a support ticket but was told they couldn’t help with thrid party scripts. So now I’m stuck. I’m not very familiar with this sort of thing which makes finding a solution near impossible. Any help greatly appreciated.
Edit: I want to install ffmpeg-php as an extension