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Convert .mp4 to .ogg keeping only the audio, with Ubuntu 14.04 and avconv

How to convert a .mp4 file (downloaded from YouTube) to .ogg? (keeping only the audio) When Ubuntu had ffmpeg I could just do ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -acodec vorbis file.ogg Now we have to do without ...
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Remove source code directories after compiling ffmpeg?

I've just finished compiling ffmpeg. The code was downloaded into ~/src, then configured it, ran make, and then checkinstall. It seems to be working good. Now that all that is done, is it now safe to ...
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install IPD Toolbox in scilab 5.5 in ubuntu 14.4

How to install IPD Toolbox in scilab 5.5 in ubuntu 14.4 How to install ffmeg in ubuntu 14.4
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capturing video from webcam and saving to a file

I am trying to capture video(alongwith audio) from a webcam. I need to record the video and save it to a file,for further processing. Would like to do it through CLI. Any ideas how to do it using ...
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how to stream webcam usinng ffmpeg [closed]

Im trying to stream a webcam on my server. I followed this tutorial, but http://www.area536.com/projects/streaming-video/ I get this long terminal output, which ends by saying [http @ 0x9c982a0] ...
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I can not get software updates for 14.04

I can not get software updates for 14.04 because it says that I need to check my internet connection. The solution already listed is to complicated when I run it on terminal. Can someone post any even ...
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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do? [duplicate]

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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Trying to merge .avi videos with mendcoder

I started by using the suggestions found at this link: How to join video files from terminal? It worked for the first 6 times that I tried to merge a group of small .avi files into one larger file. ...
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I uninstalled Chromium. Why still extra ffmpeg codecs for the chromium browser in ubuntu update?

Chromium kept crashing on the gmail webpage (aw snap) and I have uninstalled it and installed goggle chrome. In software updater, I see "extra ffmpeg codecs for the chromium browser" is this for ...
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How do I add and/or keep subtitles when converting video?

I have a mkv video I want to convert to mp4, but every which way I try and convert it (Handbrake, WinFF, ffmpeg, mencoder,...I lose the video's subtitles. How can I convert the video,keeping the ...
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Can not install Mobile Media Convert on Ubuntu 14.04

After installling 14.04, I have tried several .deb versions of Mobile Media Converter but all have unmet dependencies. like this: $ sudo dpkg -i mmc_1.7.4_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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How to know current status of recording device?

I have a device that records the audio and video using ffmpeg. And I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for that device, but I want to find out if the device is currently recording or if it is in idle state from ...
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in ...
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what does ~/<directoryname> do? [duplicate]

I had to use ~/ffmpeg_sources while installing. When I used it, it navigates me to the ffmpeg_sources directory. What does ~/ actually do?
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Is it possible to have both libav and ffmpeg installed and running on ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Clementine but it needs ffmpeg to be installed if I want to play .ape files from it. On the other way, I still want to have VLC up and running, and I understand that VLC does no longer ...
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problem in installing ffmpeg in ubuntu 14.04

I try to install ffmpeg in unbutu according to https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I create a shell file with below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install autoconf ...
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How to change subtitle color and other options in mencoder command line tool?

I want to burn a subtitle file with .srt format in Persian (-utf8) into a video file with .mp4 format using mencoder. This command works for simple task: sudo mencoder input.mp4 -sub subtitle.srt ...
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FFmpeg, error hardcoding subtitles

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to hardcode subtitles, but it gives this error: No such filter: 'subtitles' Error opening filters! My ffmpeg command and complete console output: $ ffmpeg -i ...
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How do I stream computer audio only with ffmpeg?

I am using this script: http://www.thegameengine.org/miscellaneous/streaming-twitch-tv-ubuntu/ to stream to Twitch. It works but I don't want to stream my microphone, only the computer audio. How ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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Run command for every file in directory

I'm converting all of my video files to WebM, to greatly reduce the amount of hard disk space being used. To do this I use the program "ffmpeg" which requires an input and output file specified. Since ...
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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here? Reasons: Everything works (or so many have ...
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How to replace libav with FFMPEG on pcduino borad (ARM)?

Hi I am currently working with a pcduino board. I was trying to run ffmpeg but realized that I had install avserver instead. So I looked at this link How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and ...
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory while installing FFMPEG

I am trying to install FFMPEG in Ubuntu 14.04. I got help to install FFMPEG installation In meanwhile I got an error `bash: ./configure: No such file or directory` I am getting this error when I ...
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Install FFMPEG-0.9.2 in ubunu 14.04 lts

I try to install FFMPEG 0.9.2 that I want to install I know there is latest version is available bit I want to install this version. Please guide me to install FFMPEG 0.9.2. I already use THis to ...
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ffmpeg on concat show error “The encoder 'aac' is experimental but experimental codecs are not enabled, add '-strict -2' if you want to use it.”

I have installed ffmpeg on my test server ubuntu14.04 64bit. The ffmpeg version I have 1.2.6-7:1.2.6-1~trusty1 . When I try to concat the videos and output it as mp4, i got this error "The encoder ...
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How to do I convert an webm (video) to a (animated) gif on the command line?

I suppose ffmpeg is the weapon of choice but I didn't find out how to reach my goal.
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Is it possible to rotate a video using avidemux command line?

I have a number of video files (MOV) which I only need to rotate 90° clockwise. As it may be needed in the future as well, I first tried using ffmpeg and then mencoder command line in a Nautilus ...
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Error when installing clipgrab on Trusty

I wanted to install clipgrab on Trusty, but get the following error when running sudo apt-get install clipgrab (I added the PPA and ran apt-get update): Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Setting & Saving bookmarks on a video timeline

I have used openshot or better still flowblade in order to trim my videos say to get rid of advertisements but perhaps back in Windows era I was too fond of Solveigmm Video Splitter that I found any ...
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Delay while recording the video using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

Hi this is my first question on this portal. I am using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber for capturing output from virtually any VGA source—such as a Windows PC, a Mac OSX, a Unix machine. I also used ...
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How to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit)? [duplicate]

When I try: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ffmpeg is not available, but is referred to ...
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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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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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use ffmpeg to transform mp4 to same high-quality avi file?

I would like to use ffmpeg to transform an mp4 video file into avi but with the same quality, even if it takes up more space. If I simply do: ffmpeg -i file.mp4 file.mp4.avi The resulting avi file ...
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Record screen at bootup using ffmpeg in 5 minute segments (12.04)

So I've played around with this quite a bit but at this point I've managed to hit a wall in figuring the next step. I have this script that works from an ssh tunnel to record display :0.0 ...
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Saving just the audio track from a remote video file, without downloading it completely

Can I save just the audio track from a remote video file, without downloading it completely?
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Winff exits with “Unrecognized option” error

I installed ffmpeg completely from this Guide. I installed Winff in Ubuntu but when I want to try convert I face to this error: ffmpeg version git-2013-11-15-995f450 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the ...
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Is there any color managed video player for linux?

I have a wide gamut display, but any video out there is intended for playback on Rec. 709 or sRGB device, so is there any color managed player to handle this? I don't care if it supports system-wide ...
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avconv slideshow from images - first image appears for split second

I am currently using the following command to generate a slideshow from all jpg's in the current directory: avconv -r 1/5 -f image2 -i %03d.jpg -r 25 -c:v mpeg2video output.mpg The command almost ...
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Is there a build of Audacity for Ubuntu that can use a local version of FFMpeg?

Audacity builds on Ubuntu no longer support FFMpeg because of the libav foolishness. Is there maybe a PPA or something with a build of Audacity that supports using a local build of FFMpeg? I could ...
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avconv pipe to v4l2loopback device

I use v4l2loopback module to create two video device. My intention is to pipe output from primary video device to these two virtual devices. I can do that using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s ...
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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 can I convert a 1080p wmv video to a 720p video?

I have a 1080p wmv video that I'd like to convert to a lower quality (preferably 720p) video. I would like to keep the audio intact. How can I accomplish this in Ubuntu?
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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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configure: error: Could not find libavformat - part of ffmpeg after installing libav from source and trying to compile minidlna

I tried to install minidlna on my machine but it appeared to me that it's not in repositories anymore. Well then I decided to compile it myself. After downloading version 1.1.3 I tried to compile but ...
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avconv assert error mpah.frame_size when trying to convert WAV to MP3 under 14.04 [closed]

My objective is to convert a WAV file to MP3 on 14.04 (64-bit). The wav file is "Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 16000 Hz, Mono" and is known to good. It plays fine with aplay, also converts ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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FFMpeg permission denied error

I installed ffmpeg into /root/bin I followed this guide: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I now want a non admin to access it. I created a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin now if ...