FFmpeg Installation Guide

NetX uses FFmpeg as a video processing engine. Below is an overview of how to install and enable the engine in your on-premise environment.

This article is only applicable to on-premise installations. If you are a SaaS customer, FFmpeg is automatically installed and configured optimally.

Windows Linux
  1. Download ffmpeg here: http://ffmpeg.org/download.html

  2. If you are on Windows, use the 64bit static build.

  3. Create C:\Program Files\ffmpeg\, and extract the contents of your zipped static build to this location. When you are done, you should see this path for the executable: C:\Program Files\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe.
  4. Edit the exogen-config.xml file and setup the following properties (or add them from System > Properties):

    <property>
      <name>ffmpeg.exePath</name>
      <value>C:\Program Files\ffmpeg\bin\ffmpeg.exe</value>
    </property>
    
    <property>
      <name>ffmpeg.enabled</name>
      <value>true</value>
    </property>
    
    <property>
        <name>engine.ffprobe.executablePath</name>
        <value>C:\Program Files\ffmpeg\bin\ffprobe.exe</value>
    </property>
  5. Restart NetX.
  6. Import a video file to test and see if the thumbnails and previews are properly generated.
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