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Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?

I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information......
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method ANNOUNCE failed: 405 Method Not Allowed

I am trying to make an RTSP audio streaming and i am considering my computer's microphone as input so i wrote this ffserver : HTTPPort 8090 RTSPPort 7001 MaxBandwidth 10000 CustomLog - <Feed test....
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WinFF: How to produce 'free' ogv files under Xenial?

FFmpeg produces great ogv files under Xenial: Free codecs: How to use FFmpeg to convert my mp4s to ogv under Xenial? But I would like to use the gui WinFF to produce these files, and WinFF has no ...
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Free codecs: How to use FFmpeg to convert my mp4s to ogv under Xenial?

I am very attracted to the idea of using completely free codecs. How do I convert my .mp4 files to .ogv using FFmpeg under Xenial Xerus using these free codecs? I am interested in: Converting a ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...
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How to make Intel QSV FFmpeg to run on GPU in ubuntu 14.04?

In ubuntu 14.04, my ffmpeg configurations are, ffmpeg version ebe0fa0 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) configuration: --enable-...
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ffmpeg & ffprobe & libfdk-aac on Ubuntu 14.10 server

How to install properly ffmpeg? (not a duplicate as most of the similar answers don't work properly) Normally i compile ffmpeg manually with the following guide https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/...
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What are the gpu accelerated video converters available other than FFMpeg?

I need some free gpu accelerated cross-platform video converters available for ubuntu 14.04 other than ffmpeg. ffmpeg supports all formats. But still i need to know whether ffmpeg is comparatively ...
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How to stream a .ts without any re-encoding

I'm trying to just stream a ts file to test some software on my network. I've been running this command: avconv -re -i originalfile.ts -f mpegts udp://127.0.0.1:10000 But I noticed that its re-...
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Streaming with crtmpserver and ffmpeg

I'm trying to use crtmpserver and ffmpeg (from the mc3man ppa, i'm on ubuntu 14.04) to stream, for now just locally on my machine (to get everything working). I have the default crtmpserver setup, ...
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ffmpeg-video trim from the end of the video

I have some videos of different duration.I want to cut(remove) the last 5 seconds of all videos.Can i use 'ffmpeg' in a loop to trim the videos?please help me.
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There is no video thumbnail for Dolphin file manager on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have installed "ffmpegthumbs", "mplayerthumbs", "kffmpegthumbnailer", "kio-extras", and set up everything for Dolphin which used to work on OpenSUSE 42.1, but there is still no thumbnail for videos, ...
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Converting mp3 with avconv keeping folder structure

I Have a bunch (~31GB) of mp3 files encoded at 320kbps/cbr and I want to convert them all to mp3 320kbps/vbr keeping it's tags and folder structure but in another master path. I Would like to use ...
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Convert .mov files to Home Theater compatible MP4

I have bunch of mov files and I want to play them on my Sony DVD Home Theater (Xvid/HDMI capable) but I cannot. I have tried different configuration in WinFF (ffmpeg frontend) but does not work. The ...
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ffmpegthumbnailer Ubuntu 16LTS

Any way to install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg in Ubuntu 16. ppa:mc3man/gstffmpeg-keep don't have package for xenial. Hence how to use "ffmpegthumbnailer" in Ubuntu 16.(or any other fast alternative that can ...
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How to uninstall ffmpeg?

How to uninstall ffmpeg? After ffmpeg installed, FLV file format doesn't work. Below are ffmpeg related files. /var/cache/apt/archives/chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra_50.0.2661.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1....
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Cannot convert .wav file to .txt file using pocketsphinx

I'm new to to this Ubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu mate: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: Xenial Previously I had normal Ubuntu and I had installed ...
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How to use ffmpeg to convert ape to mp3?

I am trying to use ffmpeg on ubuntu 13.10 to convert AP3 to MP3? I installed ffmpeg, but I get this error when I use it. Please tell me how can I fix it? $ ffmpeg -i CD1_Age_0-3_Baby.ape CD1_Age_0-...
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ubuntu 16.04 …/ffmpeg error

I want to install ubuntu sdk but when i tried to install with this command sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo ...
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How to remux MP4/MKV files using GUI?

So I have MKV/MP4 with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks. I want to remux the video so only 1 audio and subtitle is present. On OS X, I currently use a tool called MP4Tools/MKVTools. ...
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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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How to uninstall ffmpeg installed via Firefox addon YouTube Video and Audio Downloader 0.5.2?

Firefox Addon YouTube Video and Audio Downloader 0.5.2 URL is https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/youtube-video-and-audio-dow/?src=api. After ffmpeg is installed, YouTube Downloaders (YouTube-dlg,...
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Project using Sirannon, recipe for target 'libavcodec/libvpxenc.o' failed, could not link [duplicate]

These are the errors that I get with this command: python/bootstrap.py checking for boostlib >= 1.40... yes checking whether the Boost::System library is available... yes checking whether the ...
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Can't convert *.flac to mp3; “no such file or directory” [duplicate]

I am trying to follow this previous question and this associated wiki page to convert flacs to mp3s with a bash script. I have tried it with avconv and ffmpeg, with *.flac and ./*.flac, and I keep ...
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Compiler can't find libswresample library

I'm currently trying to compile this teamspeak bot on Ubuntu. My issue is that when trying to compile it, I get the following error: CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.0/Modules/...
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How to simply convert video files (i.e.: MKV to MP4)? [duplicate]

I simply want to convert files, any format to any format (at the moment, I need to convert MKV to MP4-h264), without losing quality. I don't want to resize (scale) the video, I don't want to change ...
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How to install Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) on Ubuntu 15.10 :/

I'm having a problem while installing OBS on Ubuntu 15.10 - I see that's no one ever faced this problem before on all the Ubuntu versions (14.04 , 13.10 , 15.04) and I have tried all those. And ...
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Merge multiple webm files using avconv

I have multiple .webm files in one location, say as inside video folder. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 32bit system. I want to merge all my webm files in one output.webm file. I have read about ffmpeg, but ...
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OpenCV installation

During the installation of OpenCV I get the following error: moslah@moslah-Lenovo-G560:~/Downloads/opencv-2.4.10/build$ cmake ../ -- Detected version of GNU GCC: 48 (408) -- Found OpenEXR: /usr/lib/...
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How to install avconv with libfdk_aac on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to install or compile avconv with libfdk_aac on Ubuntu 14.04 ? I am also ok with comparable aac codecs e.g. http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Fraunhofer_FDK_AAC Currently I am trying ...
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ffmpeg/avconv - the -psp option no longer works on Sony Walkman

Since the changeover from ffmpeg to avconv, the -psp option does not seem to render video correctly for Sony Walkman - "file format not supported", it was perfect before. ffmpeg -i video.avi -f psp -...
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Building static ffmpeg libraries on amd64 where libc isn't compiled with -fPIC

First off, I'm not a C/C++ developer so be specific in your solutions and try to be understanding. Secondly, there is a similar question here that does not resolve the issue. Here is my configure line ...
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avconv version and youtube-dl

I have youtube-dl version 2015.07.04. While downloading a video, I see this message: Your copy of avconv is outdated and unable to properly mux separate video and audio files, youtube-dl will ...
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watch not work with “pkill ffmpeg; ffmpeg -i”

Im using ffmpeg to record online stream. I want to record in small pieces with killing ffmpeg process and starting again. Trying to do it with command watch -n 40 "pkill ffmpeg; ffmpeg -i http://...
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How to convert a video file from mkv to a format supported by the TV set?

I have a mkv video file which contains the following content: > mkvmerge --identify original.mkv File 'original.mkv': container: Matroska Track ID 0: video (V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC) Track ID 1: audio (...
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RMTP Streamig to Twitch [closed]

First of all, i posted this question on http://unix.stackexchange.com but so far no responds. I'm reposting it here since i tried it on ubuntu 15. and got same results. I would like opinion on that. ...
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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg on ubuntu?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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Why is chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra in my 14.04 system?

I just checked my records. Computer purchased: 2014 July Ubuntu 14.04 installed: 2014 July chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra 1st upgraded: 2014 August So it ...
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Script to convert .wma to .mp3 command not found [duplicate]

I am using a script called conv-script that I found on AskUbuntu here. It looks like this #!/bin/sh readarray -t files < wma-files.txt for file in "${files[@]}"; do out=${file%.wma}.mp3 ...
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FFMPEG installed but not found

I'm trying to install pHash , but when I execute ./configure this message is returned: ... *** Configuring video Hash *** checking whether FFmpeg is present... checking for avcodec_alloc_frame in -...
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Why do apps keep asking me to install ffmpeg or avcon?

I've been using Synfig for a while now. It's worked fine for me. Recently (last week) it asked me to install ffmpeg. A script I ran earlier this month asked me to do the same thing. They both ...
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One liner ffmpeg (or other) to get only resolution?

I'm not really well versed in the command line so hopefully this isn't too stupid of a question. If I run: ffmpeg -i videofile.avi I get an output such as this: ffmpeg version git-2013-11-21-...
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Error Message in Arista Transcoder, how to install ffdeinterlace plugin?

I keep getting this error message when I want to transcode a dvd into say an avi file format. This is the error message I get: Required plugin could not be found Python (v2.7) requires to install ...
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How to set maximum video width in ffmpeg?

How can I set the maximum dimensions of a video in ffmpeg? I want my videos to be 600:-1 or smaller. If I use -vf scale=600:-1, then it'd work with videos bigger than 600:-1 but the smaller videos ...
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How would you label an audio track as a “Japanese Surround 5.1” in MP4Box or ffmpeg

I have tried several methods of trying to label the track such as using MP4Box -lang 3=jpn file.mp4 and then did MP4Box -name 3="5.1 Surround" file.mp4 and the file in VLC keeps it's label only ...
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How to get LATEST vlc running in my Ubuntu [duplicate]

Today I downloaded a x265 (HEVC ¿¿)mkv file to my Ubuntu 14.04 . The vlc player is unable to play the file.. The vlc was proided by Ubuntu Software Center and the the version is 1.2.6 . As I checked ...
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Can't seem to get script/cron job to work? [duplicate]

ive written a ffmpeg script to mass convert mkv into mp4. when i run the script as my user, and enter my password for sudo privileges it works very well from the command line. the script is: #! /...
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How to mix and play back multiple audio tracks from a video file?

I have a video file (in an mkv container) with multiple audio tracks (aid=1,2,...). Using either mplayer or mpv, how can I play two of the audio tracks simultaneously (ideally being able to set each ...
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ubuntu 16.04 mplayer fullscreen issue

MPlayer refuses to go fullscreen when I start it with -noborder option. Without this option it works fine. I tried following command but it does not work. mplayer -vo vpdau -zoom -fs -noborder video....
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Merge multiple mp4 files into a single video via the terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to concatenate a directory full of .mp4 files into a single video through the terminal. I have found plenty of methods that say they can do this but either require FFmpeg (which, to the ...