I had a youtube clone site running on a server by godaddy with VPS config'd for ffmpeg and all the other required apps and all was fine. I decided to setup my own CENTOS 5.1 server and install ISPConfig. I reinstalled the php script from scratch and also installed ffmpeg and all other required apps and shares. All is fine as the files upload and the videos play fine and very clear. My problem is that the videos when converting to flv files are supposed to take several snapshots of different time frame of the video and use them for "thumbnails". That is the problem. I get no thumbnails producted. The default thumbnails will appear as a jpg image "no thumbnail available" type icon displayed. I am not a php person and so i don't know what the issue could be. I do know that I also have problems with .htaccess files as well but is my problem in my server config or php.ini file maybe....the script worked fine on different server so it shouldn't be the script....any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.... thanks howtoforge group....!!!!! You guys are the best!