[FFmpeg-user] Setting permissions on linux

Andy racingyacht1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 20:16:41 CET 2014

Hi Carl, thanks for your note
I re-installed ffmpeg and related files. I needed to be su to untar the
files etc, as only root or su are allowed to create directories etc in
/usr/local/. All files are permissioned for +x. 

I can convert files running as either root or su, however when I try to run
as a normal user I get the following error: '-bash: ffmpeg: command not

Selinux is running in permissive mode until I get everything up and running.
Then I will set it back to enforcing. 
-----Original Message-----
From: ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org [mailto:ffmpeg-user-bounces at ffmpeg.org]
On Behalf Of Carl Eugen Hoyos
Sent: 07 March 2014 09:50
To: ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Setting permissions on linux

Andy <racingyacht1 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Can you please advise of the correct permissions required to run 
> ffmpeg?

I never install FFmpeg and I never compile as root so I am sure that no
particular permissions (except +x) are needed to run FFmpeg.
(I sometimes copy the executable to another directory.)

Carl Eugen

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