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Installs FFMPEG, a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video - FFMPEG


  • Chef 0.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04

Please help increase the supported platform list by notifying me of coincidental support or by submitting a pull request which will add support for an additional platform(s).


  • ffmpeg[:install_method] - Installation method, :source or :package - default :source
  • ffmpeg[:prefix] - Location prefix of where the installation files will go if installing via :source
  • ffmpeg[:git_repository] - Location of the source Git repository if installing via :source
  • ffmpeg[:git_revision] - Revision of the Git repository to install if installing via :source. Points to version 0.6.3 by default
  • ffmpeg[:compile_flags] - Array of flags to use in compilation process if installing via :source. FFMPEG will be recompiled if this attribute is modified after initial compilation

WARN: When specifying the git_revision attribute, use the hash of commit or a HEAD - not a tag. Sync action of Git provider will always attempt to update the git clone if a tag is used.


Pull requests are very welcome! Make sure your patches are well tested. Ideally create a topic branch for every separate change you make.


Author:: Jamie Winsor (

Copyright:: 2011, En Masse Entertainment, Inc

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