Install ClipBucket with Ubuntu 15.10



ClipBucket is open source script used for video sharing.It comes with very effective features like  HQ video customization, Multiple language support, several video moderation tools.It uses FFMpeg, flash and HTML5 for streaming.It comes with media management and user management features. Recently ClipBucket article was published on based on CenOS Linux, refer below link to have a look

Setup Your Own YouTube Like Website Using ClipBucket

Installation and prerequisites

We will need a fresh installed Ubuntu 15.10, Apache. MySQL,FFMpeg, ImageMagic, and FLVTool.

Update  system

apt-get update

Install Apache, MySQL

apt-get install apache2 mariadb-server

Install php and ruby packages

apt-get install php5 php5-mysql php5-curl php5-gd php5-cli ruby

Install other dependencies

Install FFMPEG

apt-add-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

Sample output

Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp624ee04k/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp624ee04k/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key ED8E640A from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmp624ee04k/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key ED8E640A: public key "Launchpad PPA for Doug McMahon" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

Update System and install ffmpeg package

apt-get update && apt-get install ffmpeg

Install imagemagic

apt-get install imagemagick php5-imagick

Install flvtool2

gem install flvtool2

Sample output

Fetching: flvtool2-1.0.6.gem (100%)
Successfully installed flvtool2-1.0.6
Parsing documentation for flvtool2-1.0.6
Installing ri documentation for flvtool2-1.0.6
Done installing documentation for flvtool2 after 1 seconds
1 gem installed

Install GPAC

apt-get install gpac mediainfo

Download package


Create a database and a database user

mysql -u root -p
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 43
Server version: 10.0.22-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.15.10.1 (Ubuntu)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2015, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> create database unixmen;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> grant all on unixmen.* to 'unixmen'@'localhost' identified by 'P@ssw0rd';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> \q;

Unzip downloaded folder and copy to web directory

unzip -d /var/www/html/

Rename Package

cd /var/www/html 
mv clipbucket-2.8.v3354-stable/ clipbucket

Change permissions and ownership of Package

 chown -R www-data:www-data clipbucket/
 chmod -R 777 /var/www/data/clipbucket

Restart Apache service

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Open Browser

and type

ip_addr/clipbucket and proceed


Accept License Agreement and click to next, if all things looks good click to next


All file permission looks good, click next


Provide database credentials which you have created in database


Change admin password, save settings and continue


Skip and finish


Login to admin panel first then upload videos




Click to upload video and try to upload some videos



Thats It!


ClipBucket is very easy to use and deploy video sharing tool, first it was developed as a clone of YouTube but now is a very popular open source video sharing platform.

Have fun!!