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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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No GStreamer element ffdeinterlace cant figure out how to get it in Arista transcoder

I can't get the GStreamer element ffdeinterlace for Arista. Trying to convert a file to Computer WebM.
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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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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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libx264 core dumped

I have error "core dumped" when i run : ffmpeg -i /var/www/vumila/tester/test.avi -strict -2 -vcodec libx264 -s 640x360 -threads 16 -movflags faststart test.mp4 and the full error shown is: Input ...
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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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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 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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.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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is there a GUI for FFMPEG screen casting?

FFMPEG is a very powerful tool to screen cast or to convert, I did't find any GUI to use screen cast features only conversion like Winff
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FFmpeg rc buffer underflow

I have a problem with running ffmpeg+ffserver on my old laptop which has 1.7 Pentium 4 Single Core CPU. FFmpeg causing high CPU usage up-to 100% while running it produces "rc buffer underflow" error ...
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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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ffmpeg not recognized

I am having a problem with ffmpeg. I had it installed and then installed 14.10. I reinstalled it, but I am getting this error message. Also, I went to this website ...
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ffmpeg since update to 14.04

Ever since I updated to 14.04 (from 13.10), each time I launch the Software Updater, it shows on the list of updates "ffmpeg derived postprocessing library". Yet, it also says on the same window about ...
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At least one output file must be specified ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i oceans.mov -an -c:v libx264 -r 24 -preset fast \ -profile:v baseline -g 64 -keyint_min 64 -b:v:0 230k -maxrate 250k -s:v:0 304x128 \ -x264opts pic-struct:no-scenecut -movflags ...
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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 ...
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Aleph One compilation error

Whenever I try to compile AlephOne from source (as that's the only way to do it), I come across this error: SDL_ffmpeg.c:1304:54: error: ‘struct AVStream’ has no member named ‘r_frame_rate’ ...
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WMV files not playing anymore with VLC nor with Video application in 14.04

For an unknown reason, my WMV files are not played with VLC nor with Video application. VLC or Video application start but disappear instantly. All those WMV files were readable PERFECTLY via VLC ...
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How to convert flv to mp3 on ubuntu 14 without ffmpeg

And how to do any convertions in Ubuntu 14 if there is no ffmpeg anymore? When I last use it prev version I had warning to use different tool but I don't remember what it was.
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Avconv doesn't convert .MKV to .MP4 no errors output file 0KB

I understand that this is SIMILAR to questions asked before and using those posts I have actually got the file process going however when it finishes (with out errors mind you) the .mp4 is a 0KB file ...
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Merge multiple webm files using avconv

I have multiple webm files in one location, say as inside video folder. I have ubuntu system. I want to merge all my web.m files in one output.wem file. I have read about ffmpeg, but when I tried ...
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avformat package seems to have outdated headers

I have libavformat56 and libavformat-dev installed on my machine. I'm building some source right now which uses the libavformat.h header. The source (nameply the Pangolin library by Steven Lovegrove) ...
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How to convert .mkv file into .mp4 file losslessly?

I need to convert a video file from Matroska container into mp4 container. Matroska file contains one h.264 video track and one AC3 sound track. It should be possible to do this losslessly, but how to ...
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How to use Ffmpeg to convert wma to mp3 recursively, importing from txt file?

I tried different options from forums, but most of them are out of date (ffmpeg tells me about it, like with -sameq option). Im trying to understand the docs, but I can't. I want to know how to ...
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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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how to convert avi (xvid) to mkv or mp4 (h264)

Very noob when it comes to video. I'm trying to make sense of what I"m finding via Google... but its mostly Greek to me. I have a bunch of Avi files that won't play in my WD TV Play box. Mediainfo ...
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What to do with “recompile with -fPIC” message

I'm trying to configure the ffmpeg source package to build .so files rather than .a files. I run make after doing ./configure --enable-shared This gives me the following message: /usr/bin/ld: ...
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ffmpeg unkown libfaac ubuntu 14.04

I Have Installed ffmpeg 2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ffmpeg -i demo.mpg -acodec libfaac demo.mp4 ffmpeg version 2.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers built on Aug 13 2014 22:15:33 with gcc 4.8 ...
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Ffmpeg 2.5.2 executable not replacing existing version

I'm trying to upgrade my ffmpeg from 0.10 to the latest (2.5.2). I performed the upgrade yesterday on a different Ubuntu 13.10 machine and it worked perfectly, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I ...
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VLC unable to play wmv

I recently installed ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 to do some video editing because avconv didn't have some options that I wanted or knew about. After installing ffmpeg, VLC seems to be unable to play wmv ...
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How can I burn vobsub subtitles using ffmpeg?

I have an MKV that I am using to create a DVD using DeVeDe The MKV has embedded subtitles in vobsub format, which DeVeDe does not support (or bugged, not sure) I decided to burn the subtitles to the ...
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Ubuntu RTMP server output video over cvbs

I want to stream video from Adobe_Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE) to an RTMP server (nginx, ffserver or crtmp) installed on a Cubieboard (cb2), and output that video stream over CVBS (RCA yellow, red, ...
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Some Youtube videos won't play in Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125. I'm finding that some YouTube videos give me the error: The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback. But most other videos work ...
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Install latest ffmpeg for all users in Debina/Ubuntu

I installed ffmpeg on my Ubuntu using this guide This is working just fine and I know that guide is for installing ffmpeg for the current user. Can anybody help me to install ffmpeg for all users? ...
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How to prevent the recorded video using ffmpeg get corrupt

Actually I have an device that record the audio and video. when the recording is started the video file also started to persist into the hard drive. But if device goes off unfortunately between the ...
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avconv/ffmpeg - audio slowly drifts out of sync, original is in sync

Almost all of the instructions I've read about drifting audio sync is regarding live screen recording. I'm simply trying to truncate useless video from the end of a raw DV file in an effort to prepare ...
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Error trying to convert .avi to .iso in DeVeDe - Conversion failed. It seems a bug of Mencoder

After a lot of Googling, I still cannot convert an avi to an iso. I tried to install ffmpeg from ppa https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg and I changed in preferences "Encoder for ...
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Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

I get this error when I try to convert an wmv to 3gp using this command: ffmpeg -y -i "inputvid.wmv" -vf scale=352:288 -f 3gp -vcodec h263 -r 15 -b 200k -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 32000 -ab ...
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Inlcuding subtitle when converting MTS to MKV

I want to convert my .MTS videos from my Sony HD Cam into a .MKV. I am using ffmpeg and it works fine. But I have problems with the subtitles (in this case the subtitles are date and time) because ...