This article is now out of date. To install ffmpeg and the other video conversion tools, please follow this guide: Painless ffmpeg installation with omnibus-mct


This article is aimed at system administrators who manage their own servers.

hwdMediaShare has server requirements. If you are using a shared host then you should try to use a hosting company that has these installed already.

However, if you need to install the software yourself we have tutorials to help you do this. To install these programs on your server you need to have permission to execute commands via a suitable network protocol such as SSH. Ffmpeg depend on other programs being installed first therefore, we have prepared this recommended installation sequence for all the software required to run hwdMediaShare.

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