We have perfectly installed the MENCODER and FFMPEG along with custom PHP
with help of dreamhost wiki and all works fine.
but due to limited privileges to www-data user on the server we are not
able to use any of our custom installed software packages in php scripts.
we have tried to assign permission and ownership of those custom
installed software packages to www-data user but it always fails due to
we have tried following command in our shell account
chown www-data path/to/our/own/menecoder
and the response is as under in shell terminal
chown: changing ownership of `bin/mencoder': Operation not permitted
So, due to very limited privileges we are not able to use any of our
custom installed software packages or shell script from our account via
please assist us on above issue