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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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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 ...
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VLC crashes on playing WMV after installing (and removing) FFmpeg

I have Xubuntu 14.04. I added the ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg repo and then installed ffmpeg and frei0r-plugins. After doing that VLC started crashing on playing WMV files. All WMV files cause it to ...
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Blu-ray player?

I'd like to play bluray discs in my laptop. I found the official documentation, and there it's explained that one should use mplayer and ffmpeg. Looking at the repositories, there exist two different ...
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ffmpeg resize “could not find codec parameters”

I'm a newbee to ubuntu and need your help: (32bit ubuntu 12.10) my command: ffmpeg -i ../output_images/particles%04d.png -r 30 -b 30000k final_movie.avi works for my 800x800 *.png pictures ...
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How to convert rmvb to mp4? (or, why ffmpeg doesn't work?)

I'm trying to use this script to convert an rmvb video to mp4, but I'm having problems with the ffmpeg. In apt-get there's only ffmpeg0 and ffmpeg-dev, I installed both, but the script doesn't work, ...
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ubuntu stream microphone to dlna in near real time

I want to use 14.04 to stream LineIn or microphone out to my cinema-theather, I used this tips: ...
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ffmpeg concatinate multiple videos in Ubuntu

I am trying to concatinate three videos using ffmpeg I tried this ffmpeg -f concat -i filelist.txt -c copy output.mp4 As described here and it gave me the following error: Non-monotonous DTS in ...
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How to cut audio file with avconv?

I have a hard time trying to figure out how to cut a file with avconv. Here's the command I use: avconv -ss 52:13:49 -t 01:13:52 -i RR119Accessibility.wav RR119Accessibility-2.wav But it doesn't ...
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avconv incorrect length when splitting video

avconv used to work fine for me in 13.10, but now it doesn't. I'm using it in the same way as before, for example: avconv -ss 1971 -t 2216 -i x.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -metadata track="7" ...
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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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mplayer configure Error: libavutil/x86/asm.h header is required for shared FFmpeg

In Ubuntu 14.04,I run ./configure --enable-gui --enable-xvid-lavc --enable-xv --enable-alsa to install mplayer,when it comes to Checking for FFmpeg .... then the error shows up. I cat config.log, the ...
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Building ffmpeg deb package gives fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

I am trying to build my first .deb package (with ffmpeg sources) and I get some errors. Those are my steps that can be reproduced to get this error: git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ...
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“Unknown option ”--enable-libfaad“ ERROR: libfaac not found” while configuring ffmpeg

I trying to install this following these instructions: sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg x264 libx264-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion git-core checkinstall yasm ...
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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. ...