I am trying to install ffmpeg-php but it isn’t installing correctly at all. The wiki page ( didn’t help either. While following the directions at, I ran into an issue while running:


It produced the error:

Cannot find autoconf. Please check your autoconf installation and the $PHP_AUTOCONF
environment variable is set correctly and then rerun this script.

Any ideas or suggestions?


I have the exactly same problem. Please help!

thanks alot


autoconf is not installed by default on DreamHost … you need to install it yourself or you will get that message. :wink:



I have done install autoconf

I’m stucking at step:
bunzip2 ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tbz2; tar xvf ffmpeg-php-0.5.0.tar

cd ~/ffmpeg/ ffmpeg-php-0.5.0

it returns error:
Cannot find config.m4.
Make sure that you run ‘/usr/local/bin/phpize’ in the top level source directory of the module