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I am trying to use ffmpeg to convert a video to mpg on my ASP.NET site (C#)

My code is as follows:

string videoname = name of video uploaded on site in folder Videos without extenstion;
            string videoext = extension of video //or example .mpg)
           // convert video to mpg format
           string inputfile = Page.MapPath("Videos\\"+videoname+videoext);
           string outputfile = Page.MapPath("") + "\\VideoMpg\\"+ videoname +".mpg";//VideoMpg is the folder in which the converted video is to be stored
           string fileargs = "-i " + inputfile + " -ar 22050 " + outputfile;
           Process proc = new Process();
           proc.StartInfo.FileName = Page.MapPath("ffmpeg\\ffmpeg.exe");
           proc.StartInfo.Arguments = fileargs;
           proc.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
           proc.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = false;
           proc.StartInfo.RedirectStandardInput = false;
           catch (Exception ex)

I have placed ffmpeg.exe file in a folder named ffmpeg. this is the only file in that folder

This works fine in visual studio 2013 and an mpg video is created and stored but when I upload it to server, I do not get the converted video.
I have ASP.NET 4.0 both on my local machine and on the site.

I have not been able to find why it does not work on server when it works on Visual studio

Kindly help me to make this project work on server.

ZurdoDev 9-Oct-14 14:15pm
You are starting the process. If you think about it, where does your code run? On the server and by default under a restricted account.

It sounds like it may be a permissions issue.
[no name] 9-Oct-14 14:15pm
You probably do not have permission to run executables on the server.
Member 10235977 9-Oct-14 16:12pm
I have contacted my server. their reply is that I server is working fine and I have full powers to install any software. I wonder if ffmpeg requires installation of any software on remote computer

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