Couldn’t find video filter ‘x264’

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x264 is a free software library for encoding video streams into the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

x264 itself provides a command line interface as well as a library-level interface.

x264 is used to encode video files in mp4, m4v, h.264 (HD) output format.

Install x264

*  Download the latest snapshot(tarball) here:
# wget

* Extract tarball
# bzip2 -cd x264-snapshot-20090113-2245.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
# cd x264-snapshot-20090113-2245

* Build and install
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Some problems with mplayer & x264

Install/compile mplayer with x264 support

-x264encopts is not an MEncoder option
Checking for x264 ... no (in libavcodec: no)   (./configure)

# svn checkout svn:// mplayer

# cd /usr/local/src/mplayer

# svn update

# ./configure

After configure make sure you got

Checking for x264 ... yes (in libavcodec: yes)

# make && make install

Try latest version of video tools ffmpeg, mplayer, mencoder, flvtool2, mediainfo  🙂

Find correct path where you installed these components try …..

# locate command

“make sure you are using /usr/bin/mencode and NOT /usr/lib/bin/mencode”


sh: /mencoder: No such file or directory

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This is the problem caused due to PHP safe_mode restrictions to execute linux commands.

If safe mode is on we can not run linux commands by exec() PHP function.

Try safe mode Off when you want to execute linux tools with PHP….

Disable dangerous function from executing to exec().. that will cause application non functional 🙁

# php mencoder.php

sh: /mencoder: No such file or directory

# cat mencoder.php
<?php exec("mencoder -ovc help"); ?>
# mencoder -ovc help

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