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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where are the headers of libavcodec and libavformat located?

I executed the following commands in the terminal: sudo apt-get install libavcodev-dev sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev I tried to find the headers (various #include<libavcodec/*.h>) in ...
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how to recover corrupt mp4 from samsung note 3

I have an app which records mp4. Some videos are fine and some corrupt. But even the corrupt ones are huge in size which I conclude have data.However, I have tried ffmpg, avconv and media info. I am ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu choose to put the 2.8.6 version of ffmpeg in their repository? [closed]

The official version of ffmpeg is 3.0.1, shouldn't the newest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS choose 3.0.1 or 3.0?
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Video codec for making home videos smaller?

Complete video beginner here. I have a bunch of old videos in multiple formats and codecs - like birthday videos, undergrad random captures etc. There is a large number of files that amount to ~25GB ...
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Hardware Accelerated video encoding with Motion

In the thread How can I access the H264 stream from my IP-camera with “Motion”? one advice given by MrDave was "to trigger an external recording application to record the main H264 stream in the ...
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How to Convert All The .MOV Videos To .MP4 in folder

using ubuntu 14.04 i am a newbie can anyone help how to easily convert all the .mov files in my /var/sentora/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/ctkdonline_com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08 folder need to ...
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Ubuntu ffmpeg command -i not found

I'm a beginner with Ubuntu and I need to setup a streaming server for my company, I've installed NGINX and FFMPEG, but when I call ffmpeg -i in the ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg directory it returns an error ...
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How to install ffmpeg 3.0 on Ubuntu 15.10

ffmpeg 3.0 was released in February, it solves an important bug so I want to use it. Is there any easy way to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu Wily, for instance a PPA? What I tried: Xenial only has ...
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How can the speed of an AVI file be changed?

I want to change the speed of an AVI video file such that it takes twice as long to play as it did originally. I have attempted to do this with ffmpeg, but this results in a very low quality video: ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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Read bitmap data going to X server

I would like to be able to read the data that is being sent to the X server, and stream it into my application for real time processing. I tried using ffmpeg [2] to capture all the data, but it takes ...
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php5-ffmpeg not available in 14.04's repos, what now?

I know that from now on, Unbuntu only supports libav instead of ffmpeg. But as for ffmpeg-php, I am not aware of any similar tool. So how developers are supposed to do? Is there any option beside ...
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How may I burn srt subtitles to video with avconv?

System : Xubuntu 13.04 x64 I've found usage of this functionality in ffmpeg here ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf subtitles=subtitle.srt out.avi but it doesn't work. I get an error No such filter: ...
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How to extract aac audio from an mp4 file to m4a

How can I extract the aac audio from an mp4 file? I tried with ffmpeg and -acodec copy but if i use mp4 as output it will still encode the video and I get the same file size. If I use m4a as output ...
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How to convert webm video to mp4 when encountering errors for unsupported LBRR frames and decoding SILK/Opus

I have a low quality, but playable .webm video. It was recorded from a webrtc live stream that seems to have been on a bad connection. There are not many video frames and the audio cuts out for a ...
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how to convert video from web link with format mpeg4 to high quality mpeg2?

I try to convert video using FFmpeg, and it shows me 'option not found'. Which command can I use to convert from mpeg 4 to mpeg 2 using FFmpeg? The video is not in my folders, it fetches from web.
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How to play video using ffmpeg on ubuntu?

I tried to install ff mpeg on my Ubuntu 15. When I try to play video like: ./ff play requirerdvideo it shows me that : bash :./ff play: no such file or directory How can I fix this problem ...
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ffmpeg unrecognized option “draw_mouse”

There is ffmpeg package installed from ppa:mc3man/trusty-media. ffmpeg version N-78590-g5590ab4 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.1) When ...
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Can't display the thumbnails of HEVC Main10P and VP9 codec video

I hate totem player, it is useless to me, so I installed the ffmpegthumbnailer, removed totem player, and changed the default thumbnailer to it by following steps. sudo apt-get install ffmpeg ...
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FFMPG vs AVCONV: Has the CRF metric change?

I was planing to transcode a big library of old TV shows, 500GB of SD content. Since it is old, and I am not planing to store it like it is, but I just want to keep it mainly for the audio, I though ...
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How to compile FFmpeg with x265 support?

Today I found out that x265 is already present in ffmpeg so I compiled ffmpeg with this guide Sadly libx265 did not work on ubuntu, however on windows I tried the same thing with zeranoe ffmpeg ...
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how can I batch extract audio from mp4 files with ffmpeg without decompression (automatic audio codec detection)?

I have 228 mp4 files (2.6GB) and would like to extract audio from them (mp3 or ogg). I want to batch extract them - preferably with bash. I'm not sure if all files use the same audio codec as they ...
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How can I convert .mp4 files to .3gp using ffmpeg?

I would like to download a few videos from youtube and convert them to 3gp so that I can play them on my phone. I would like to know how this can be done using ffmpeg. I tried the various results on ...
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How can I convert an ogv file to mp4?

I created a screencast using recordmydesktop which produed a .ogv file. I believe this is an OGG file encoded using the Theora codec. I'm wondering, how can I convert this to MPEG4/H.264? I've tried ...
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How to install FFMPEG on Ubuntu aarch64

I need to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu aarch64 Architecture. I searched the web but all the guides are about how to install ffmpeg on other Ubuntu distros.
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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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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 ...
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Converting .mov files to .mp4 using ffmpeg

The conversion answers that I have seen on the web suggest using a -c option in the command line using ffmpeg. However using Ubuntu 14.04 the -c option does not exist in ffmpeg version ...
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How do I use ffmpeg's -filter_complex

I am using FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.9-4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 and it doesn't allow me to use -filter_complex. It shows: ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-filter_complex' I want to overlay 2 videos, ...
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Re-encoding through FFMPEG

How do I run this command on splitting files, but with re-encoding to MP4 as shown in earlier post? And when splitting the file, how do I avoid hogging the system's resources (especially if it's a ...
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How to use FFmpeg Command for Reverse Video? [closed]

i am use to FFmpeg library in android for reverse video. I can dump images from video but how to reverse all images and make video. See this link that from i am use to library in my gradle.. Library ...
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Open broadcaster not installing

I'm trying to install Open Broadcaster: https://obsproject.com/download#linux but I'm getting these errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: obs-studio : Depends: libavcodec-ffmpeg56 ...
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Recording Lenovo Easy Camera with ffmpeg - framerate too low

Does anybody have a glue why I can't get ffmpeg to record my webcam higher than 8 fps, with ffmpeg? I've tried Cheese and GUVCView, under various settings. GUVCView only records a still picture, and ...