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Punctual 08-07-2013 05:57 PM

FFMPEG for APACHE 2.4.6 (x64), PHP 5.5 (x64), MYSQL 5.6 (x64) on WINDOWS 8 (x64)
 
FFMPEG for APACHE 2.4.6 (x64), PHP 5.5 (x64), MYSQL 5.6 (x64) on WINDOWS 8 (x64) MACHINE

I need to install FFMPEG on my windows 8 machine running DRUPAL ZEN custom theme. Can someone tell me where I can get the right dll files for this purpose? If I have to compile them myself, can someone please give me step by step instructions for how to do so? I have searched endlessly for these dlls for days now and I have no instructions for creating what i need manually. I have a windows machine running minGW.

I already tried using the FFMPEG dlls that are out there on teh internet but my PHP-APACHE installations seem to be unable to properly detect the FFMPEG libraries (i added php_ffmpeg.dll to EXT folder, and the rest of hte DLLs to the WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 folder).

I am running the following versions of PHP and APACHE. Thank you very much in advance for any help you can offer me.

PHP Version 5.5.1<br />
System Windows NT 6.2 build 9200 (Windows 8 Business Edition) AMD64<br />
Build Date Jul 18 2013 11:04:03<br />
Compiler MSVC11 (Visual C++ 2012)<br />
Architecture x64

APACHE VERSION<br />
Server version: Apache/2.4.6 (Win64)<br />
Apache Lounge VC10 Server built: Jul 16 2013 11:31:50<br />

Kustom42 08-07-2013 06:04 PM

Without trying to insult, the reason for the lack of support on Windows 8 is because httpd runs terribly on it. Especially an intensive web application like Drupal with Zen Cart. I would honestly be surprised if your system functioned well at all while your site was running, no matter how good you think your system is.


Now what I can offer you as a solution is to go and download VMware player or oracle virtual box free version. Download CentOS or whatever Linux distro tickles ur fancy and run it on there with a bridged network. That will run 50x smoother and will still be running on your local system. You will also have much much better support for these additional addon modules.

Punctual 08-07-2013 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Kustom42 (Post 5005146)
Without trying to insult, the reason for the lack of support on Windows 8 is because httpd runs terribly on it. Especially an intensive web application like Drupal with Zen Cart. I would honestly be surprised if your system functioned well at all while your site was running, no matter how good you think your system is.


Now what I can offer you as a solution is to go and download VMware player or oracle virtual box free version. Download CentOS or whatever Linux distro tickles ur fancy and run it on there with a bridged network. That will run 50x smoother and will still be running on your local system. You will also have much much better support for these additional addon modules.

Thank you for responding. I think the lack of support of FFMPEG has more to do with the fact that people are less and less hosting their own videos instead using hosting providers like youtube and vimeo. I Will also use youtbe and vimeo but in some cases I would like the ability to host my own videos as well

Also, is it possible to simultaneously run TWO OS'S at the same time on teh same machine? In my expereince, any attempts at running a virtual machine on any operating system results in the OS running in the VM being extremely slow and unreliable. However, if there was a way to simultaneously run two OS (say windows 8 and UBUNTU), that is something I would probably be very interested in doing.

Thanks for your expertise, I appreciate it. I started off running my WAMP on UBUNTU a couple of years ago but it was unbearably buggy and i found myself spending countless hours troubleshooting and patching bugs in the OS which significantly cut into my time working with the actual WAMP server. So I had a bad experience with linux in teh past and never really tried again after that. I actually ran with UBUNTU for a good few months before I decided to give up on it: there seemed to be a bug at every turn, at least 5 times a week. lol. It was truly ridiculous.

Kustom42 08-07-2013 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Punctual (Post 5005154)
Thank you for responding. I think the lack of support of FFMPEG has more to do with the fact that people are less and less hosting their own videos instead using hosting providers like youtube and vimeo. I Will also use youtbe and vimeo but in some cases I would like the ability to host my own videos as well

FFMPEG support is great and even the big sites like youtube use it to convert videos. FFMPEG support just sucks for windows 8 because its a home operating system not designed to use things like this.


Every system has bugs, Microsoft just likes to call them "Features", in all honesty I never liked any of the debian or ubuntu distros except for PXE booting a small office environment where all they needed were basic GUI terminals to get to the internet. I have had really good experiences with CentOS 5.8 running on my home win 7 pro system that I have dynamic dns running and serving an external site with Apache.

That system has 8 GB of memory an i5 and nothing else really special, it runs perfectly. I honestly dont think you are setting yourself up for success here, even if you do get your system running great with the site you will still have bandwidth issues for people trying to access it.

Drupal and the other open source CMS apps are enormous, I believe that Joomla is 300+ http requests and over 2MB of data for just the default page on the default theme with nothing added to it. That is a whole hell of a lot of data to rely on your internet provider to upload consistently to people accessing your system.

You may also want to consider posting in a windows support forum to see if anyone has any input from that side. You won't get a whole lot of love for Windows hosting web sites on the LQ forums lol.

For $5.00/month you can pay someone for space to host this site, get the bandwidth you need for good download times, and have them turn on ffmpeg for you. Just a thought...


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