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Clementine won't play .wma, with “Your GStreamer installation is missing a plugin” error

Here's a screenshot: It displays messages like: "Clementine stopped." or displays songs that are not playing, and indicator icon is disappearing and reappearing. Does this happens only to me, or is ...
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ffmpeg over https fails

If I feed url with http, such as this: ffmpeg -i http://vjs.zencdn.net/v/oceans.mp4 videojs.mp4 It works perfectly. However, when I feed url with https, such as this: ffmpeg -i ...
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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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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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Unable to install OBS and I get the following Error [duplicate]

User@User-Aspire-5333:~$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ffmpeg is already the newest version. The following ...
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Help with MKV to MP4 Remux script

Overview: I'm trying to remux my mostly MKV library to MP4. I have a script that has gone through and extracted subtitles from the video files. I have another script that will remux any .mkv files ...
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Red warning triangle in top bar [duplicate]

W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/kirillshkrogalev/ffmpeg-next/ubuntu/dists/vivid/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found , W:Failed to fetch ...
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Capturing ONLY desktop audio with ffmpeg

I want to know how can I only capture desktop audio (means no mic!). I am using this command: $ ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1360x768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -preset ultrafast ~/Videos/out.mp4 ffmpeg version ...
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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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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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Programatic Video Conversion using ffmpeg and Ubuntu Server

I have a shiny new server that I bought to get to know Ubuntu Server. For my first project I would like to use Samba, ShelScript, and FFMPEG to convert video. Optimally I would like to be able to ...
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Lower sound volume after encoding with FFMPEG

I am encoding about 350GB of my video files to H.265 format (for efficient file size) using FFMPEG with this command: IFS=$'\n'; for video in *; do ffmpeg -i $video -c:a copy -c:v libx265 $video.mp4; ...
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Incorrect duration time in Audacious or any musical player when convert with ffmpeg or avconv

I have one strange problem which I can't figure out and it really drives me crazy. I was searching from a long time for this, but didn't find any adequate answers. It is about the time duration of ...
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How to convert flv file(s) to mp3 from PCManFM's (Open with) context menu?

Opening a terminal in a folder that contains a flv file called "one" (one.flv) and running this command: ffmpeg -i one.flv one.mp3 the flv file is converted to mp3 with the same name and in the same ...
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Is it possible to do a lossless conversion from m4v to webm?

I have several m4v files, which I need to convert to webm. I am using ffmpeg for doing so and have used commands such as: ffmpeg -i myfiletoconvert.m4v output.webm The conversion works fine, and ...
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avconv: Saving MP4 Process Hangs

not entirely sure if I should post this on askubuntu or stackoverflow. I'm setting up a website where users can upload videos and share them. I'm using avconv to reduce the video size and save it ...
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How to do screencasting (desktop recording) with high quality audio and video?

I have googled around and found all the usual solutions. None of them work for me. First of all, I want to make high quality recordings. Second, I use JACK audio (PulseAudio is completely ...
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Merge multiple mp4 files into a single video via the terminal [duplicate]

Morning all 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 ...
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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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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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Why video played by VLC media player are blurred compared to MPV media player?

Image 1 is VLC media player image and Image 2 is MPV media player image respectively. Details as follows: Video Details: Format: x264 1080p .mkv File size: 10.5 GB VLC media player ...
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How to install a newer version of libav than what is in the repos

I'm currently running debian 7 wheezy, but the package management system is the same as ubuntu so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying to install at least version 9.x of libav. The current version in ...
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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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Convert .mov files to Home theater Compartible MP4

I have bunch of mov files and I want to Play them on my Sony DVD Home theater (XVid/HDMI capable) but I cannot. I have tried different configuration in WinFF (ffmpeg frontend) but does not work. The ...
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Edit mp4 container contents with ffmpeg? NOT convert container

Hey most people ask how to get from one container to another one but I want it the other way around: I have a mp4-like container with a few audio streams that I want to get replaced by my own audio ...
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Remove Audio Streams of videos - recursively without converting audio or video with FFMPEG

Lets say for example you have a season of a TV show, the best encode you can find, but it has multiple audio streams, that you don't need. You don't want to re-encode and loose video/audio quality and ...
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Joining MP3's via commandline with background track

I'm already taking advatage of two command line utilities. I'm using ffmpeg to convert m4a to mp3, and then I'm combining a few mp3's into one large one using mp3wrap. The resulting file is something ...
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Stop the recording after some period of time

I have a device that recording the video using the webcam with ffmpeg. It is working great, when the recording is started I am getting the USR1 signal. And after stoping the recording we receive the ...
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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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Bash script to convert multiple image sequences to video files

I'm trying to make a script to take multiple series of image sequences within subdirectories of the present working directory and send them through ffmpeg to create video files in the present working ...
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How to extract episodes from bluray image with all the tracks and chapters

I have an image of bluray (BDMV and Certificate folders). The bluray contains episodes of TV series. How can I extract the individual episodes into MKV files keeping all the track (audio and ...
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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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avconv converting videos in really bad quality

I have this linux command line app called avcon. It is used to converting files. For instance if I have a file called video.mp4 I can run avconv -i video.mp4 video.ogg and it will convert this ...
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How to compile ffmpeg with https support

I have installed both openssl and openssl-dev, with these: sudo apt-get install openssl sudo apt-get install libssl-dev And has install ffmpeg by these: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Create Second Audio Stream in AAC with FFMPEG

so I recently started using apache to serve my videos, and while I can use VLC, I would like the option to be able to play in browsers and that requires specifically an AAC audio stream. Anybody know ...
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Hue (tint, color) correction using avconv

I'm trying to make a demonstration of orange and blue color timing. I've been told I can do this in the YIQ domain by increasing the level of I and decreasing Q. So I want to take a video, rotate the ...
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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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How do I pipe the output of find command to ffmpeg as a input

I have a video archive and i need to find the file in the archive and then output of the file must be used as input for ffmpeg. find /mnt/video-archieve -name 'file'.mov | ffmpeg -i - ... I know - ...
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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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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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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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stream video playlist on specific time over rtmp

Is there a command line tool, that can run on a linux vserver and stream video playlists? I will build a fallback solution, and for this I need a way to stream a playlist, starting at a specific time. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...