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FFserver-FFmpeg Missing Audio stream which is needed

I have been playing around with ffserver, and ffmpeg to set a real time stream with my webcam. I once (actually 4-5 times) got it to work but now every time I try to launch the server I got this ...
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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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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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Ffmpeg output screenshot gallery

Does any one knows if ffmpeg can create video thumbnails something like I know totem can do this but totem does not support the video format that I am using THank you in advanced You can see this ...
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Installing latest FFmpeg with latest external libraries and keeping them up-to-date

I want to use latest version of ffmpeg with latest versions of external libraries. How do i do that? BTW, I just began using linux yesterday, so please be easy :) ...
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Split a large video file into small clips 15 sec each

How do I split a large mp4 file using ffmpeg, into smaller clips, which are 15 seconds each. Kindly advice/suggest please. Thanks, Dominic
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ffmpeg and libx264: Extremely high CPU temperature

Ahoy there! I turned my previous gaming rig into an Ubuntu Server 14.04 a year ago, and have been using it as a private nginx-rtmp live streaming server. Today I started to dabble with ffmpeg for ...
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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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FFmpeg Streaming Display Issue

I'm having and issue trying to initialize a FFmpeg stream. The issue I'm having is something to do with the display when I initialize it. The error is: Cannot open display :0.0, error 1. :0.0: ...
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Convert a video to a fixed screen size by cropping and resizing

I've tried to figure this out myself, but the myriad of options just baffles me. I want to use ideally either ffmpeg or mencoder (or something else, but those two I know I have working) to convert ...
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PHP and ffmpeg on Ubuntu

I have ffmpeg installed on Ubuntu Server and I'm running PHP from another webserver sending commands to the Ubuntu Server. $ff = '/usr/bin/ffmpeg -i '.$file.' -vcodec libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p ...
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is there frame server software for ubuntu(linux)?

I use Adobe Premier for editing videos on some client PCs and I want to render my videos on an ubuntu server by ffmpeg commands.In the words instead of rendering the Premier project by it's own ...
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Merging multiple (more than two) videos on Ubuntu

I want to merge videos in batch size of twenty (20) each. I'm running a Linux machine. The videos are in mp4 format and moderate quality. Some even have the audio stream missing. So far I've tried ...
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How to make GIF's at certain time from video and add text to it using ffmpeg

I have a one minute 3gp file from which i want to create a gif file. Condition for creating GIF file Create GIP between 21-40 seconds of one minute video Add text to the GIF Different fonts and ...
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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 install and/or run Universal Media Server on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed UMS onto my Ubuntu box according to the manual here. All commands worked fine except two: 1) I was unable to install ffmpeg package which is absent in this version of Ubuntu. I have ...
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Deshaking videos using script

How can I deshake my video? I try to use transcode: transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "input.MTS" But it causes a segfault. Trying to use ffmpeg filters: ffmpeg -i "input.MTS" -vf ...
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avconv uses only the first image in directory

I am trying to generate a video from a sequence of png images. With the following command, a video is created, with the expected duration: avconv -framerate 20 -i '%05d.png' -b 65536k out.mov ...
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How to convert a video from mp4/flv to mpeg/mpg [duplicate]

I download videos in mp4 or flv format but I need to convert them to mpeg 1/2/3 so that I can watch them on my special gadget. I think I need a program. any suggestion thanks
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How/where to report missing packages

I have tried to install the motion app, and got a bunch of deps missing at the server, see below. Where and how should I reported? Distro: Ubuntu-mate 15.04 W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I repair broken softwares?

I want to install ffmpeg as Documented here . but some errors are accurates when I want install on terminal: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libfaac-dev : Depends: libfaac0 (= ...
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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 ...
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HD recording via logitech c930e webcam

I want to record an Hd video stream via this webcam (hopefully using a script) to capture simultaneously with a screen recording into one container. (you can see the pipeline code I've used before, ...
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Inotifywait is moving multiple ffmpeg segments instead of one at a time

I have come to a dead end looking for a solution on my own and will ask for your help please.... Thanks for all info you may have.... I capture 30 second segments of video and write to a folder in ...
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AAC to AC3 avconv failing on some Files

This excellent thread helped me get a script setup for converting my video files with 5.1 AAC sound to 5.1 AC3. However I'm having issues with some files avconv version 11.2-6:11.2-1, Copyright ...
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FFmpeg use AAC encoder

I am trying to do some video conversion with FFmpeg. I have an mp4 video file (by which I mean, "it has an mp4 extension") that isn't being accepted by the Brasero disk burner, so I'm trying to use ...
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Is it possible to set up ffmpeg with a MIDI keyboard?

I am starting to experiment with ffmpeg. I set it up for screencasting, but now I am wondering if it would be possible to set it up for audio only. I have a digital piano and a MIDI program. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 OpenCV3 ffmpeg or libav dependencies

I need to install OpenCV on Ubuntu 14.04 to work with Python3 but the only version that is compatible is OpenCV3 which is at 3.0 RC1 http://opencv.org/downloads.html Following installation ...
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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: ...
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How to control volume in FFMPEG [closed]

Please can anyone explain me how to change/set volume for audio while it is playing. Edit from comment: I am using ffmpeg as a decoder and using it with SDL_MIXER. I have added 'volume' filter and ...
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Fastest way to convert videos (batch or single)?

I know there are a lot of questions about video encoders around here, but my question is more about workflow/efficiency. For my day job, I need to convert videos, frequently, from many random formats ...
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How can I install ffmpeg on Lubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

It seems that the original ffmpeg has been dropped by Debian for the moment (in favour of the fork libav) but will be back in 15. Some people seem to think ffmpeg is deprecated or stale: it's not, ...
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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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bulk/batch convert mp4 and m4v files to webm via command line?

is it possible to convert mp4 and m4v to webm via command line? I'd like to just in a bulk swoop convert my mp4 and m4v files to web so i can play them in firefox without any issues.
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Convert flv video to 3gp

I use winff (the GUI for ffmpeg) to convert audio/video to different formats. Yesterday I was trying to convert an flv video to 3gp (so that I could see it on my mobile phone), but it doesn't show the ...
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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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Video Conversion: H264-MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) with Transmageddon for Video Camera

My goal is to transfer videos from my hard drive to my video camera (Kodak Playsport zx3) and be able to play them on my video camera. I don't know to much about video cameras, but I would assume ...
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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

UPDATE (original text preserved below) With the real ffmpeg about to return (in 15.04), Jon Severinsson's PPA no longer working (for ffmpeg), and both avconv-ffmpeg (now called "libav") and the real ...
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How to make ffmpeg executable everywhere?

I have installed ffmpeg by following this tutorial: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu Now, ffmpeg works if i cd to bin and execute like ./ffmpeg. I wonder if i execute ffmpeg ...
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Installing OpenCV 2.4.10 in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm trying to install the Opencv ruby gem. I learned from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20833485/not-able-to-install-ruby-opencv-gem that the gem requires the previous release of Opencv. I've ...
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MPG files no longer play (14.04LTS)

Please help! Today I was trying to edit some home video with KDENLive and when I'd try to preview my videos, they'd play for about a second then lock up the program. In troubleshooting, I ...
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What is 0 and 0 in hw:0,0 mean? and how can I get those value?

I'm trying to do screencast and record application sound too with ffmpeg. But, I can't get the application sound recorded. I think there's something wrong with my command. What I'm doing is like this: ...
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avconv throws error: Invalid pixel format string '-1'

Works on windows. This AVI was created by python OpenCV from the webcam. It plays fine in totem. I need to make it a smaller file size by video compression Running the following command fails in a ...
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How to install ffmpeg on ubuntu? [duplicate]

For transcoding video I need to use ffmpeg. I have tried to install but I have faced with problems. Is anyone that can help with this case or can anyone offer any weblink or guide where I can follow ...
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Install ffmpeg in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Background : I used ffmpeg to merge two videos side by side. First I install ffmpeg by following command as it suggest by Ubuntu itself. sudo apt-get install libav-tools or sudo apt-get install ...
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.sh ffmpeg works manually, not with CRON

I make a movie from jpeg pictures with the script: #create movie ffmpeg -i /home/philippe/Dropbox/Public/Cheiron/day/%d.jpg -r 25 -q:a 5 -pix_fmt yuv420p ...
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Cannot install last version of OpenCV on Ubuntu 14.10

I try to install opencv using the instructions from here but I get every time the error Linking CXX shared library ../../lib/libopencv_videoio.so /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/libavcodec.a(avpacket.o): ...
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mpd crashes on database update

Mpd (latest version from repositories, Ubuntu 14.10) crashes when refreshing the database. At first it crashed on every m4a file, even with the necessary libraries (libmad0) installed and up to date. ...
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Universal Media Server not playing Videos in Ubuntu 14.10

I just got universal media server to run in Ubuntu 14.10, they took mencoder and ffmpeg out of the repos so I had to go find them and now it runs but when I try to play a movie on my ps3, it takes a ...
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How can I satisfy Audacity asking for libavformat.so.53, while Ubuntu 14.04 has libavformat.so.54?

I am using Audacity 2.0.5. I have been trying to edit video files. I know that Audacity is an audio DAW, but I recently learned that it was possible to import a file through ffmpeg and seperate the ...