[FFmpeg-user] Error when installed ffmpeg from git

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Oct 20 10:55:01 CEST 2014

Am 20.10.2014 um 10:52 schrieb Binathi Bingi:
> I couldn't find the file /etc

/etc is not a file
/etc is the folder with configurations on unix

> but could locate the ffserver.conf in
> ~/ffmpeg_sources/ffmpeg/doc
> I copied it from ~/ffmpeg_sources/ffmpeg/doc to /etc
> But I am not sure if this was the right thing to do.

uhm read some manpages

start here

you need to configure it for *your needs*
that's why it is a config file

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>
> wrote:
>> Am 20.10.2014 um 10:19 schrieb Binathi Bingi:
>> I installed ffmpeg from git on my machine which runs on Ubuntu14.04.
>>> I followed the instructions given in the below compilation guide.
>>> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu
>>> Instead of using the git snapshot as mentioned in the documentation, I did
>>> git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg
>>> ffmpeg is installed, but when i typed ffserver at command prompt, it gave
>>> me the error "Could not open the configuration file '/etc/ffserver.conf'
>>> Error reading configuration file '/etc/ffserver.conf': No such file or
>>> directory"
>> so what - a config file don't exist magically :-)
>> https://www.google.at/search?q=ffserver.conf
>> http://www.ffmpeg.org/sample.html

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