FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.

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Script for trimming with ffmpeg

I'm recording radio broadcasts via DVB-C and gnutv. To trim the recordings I use ffmpeg. The synthax takes rahter long to enter in Terminal. So I'm working on a script to automatize this. Hiere it ...
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How to compile latest VLC on Ubuntu 12.04 from git sources

I want to install the latest VLC source from git and compile it on Ubuntu 12.04 and make it very full-featured. A plugin I wish to use requires that I have VLC sources available, so I might as well ...
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Deshaking videos using script

how can I desake my video? I try to use transcode? transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "input.MTS" But it causes an segfault. Trying to use ffmpeg filters: ffmpeg -i "input.MTS" -vf ...
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Damaged mp4 file - can't extract audio

I've been trying fruitlessly for a while now and gotten so frustrated I finally succumbed and decided to ask for help. I ask though because this file is VERY important, it is also important I know ...
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FFMPEG preset question

I am trying to use this sh to broadcast on twitch, but I keep getting this error Unrecognized option 'preset=fast' I am running Ubuntu 13.10, it is an ASUS laptop
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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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Specify shared library location for VLC

I built (from source) a newer version of libavcodec.so, libavformat.so, etc. than provided by the Ubuntu repositories. (My newer versions are installed in /usr/local/lib). Using ldd /usr/bin/vlc to ...
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OpenCV install problems on Studio 12.04 - broken dependencies [duplicate]

Problem: I'm trying to install OpenCV (video analytics) and am following the Ubuntu OpenCV installation documentation. The provided script has a line which executed for some time, taking away more ...
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How to minimize usage of CPU/memory by ffmpeg when recording video

I use FFmpeg for making video screen capture from Xvfb display. Currently I invoke it with: ffmpeg -y -r 15 -g 600 -s 1280x1024x24 -f x11grab -i :100 -vcodec libx264 /tmp/video.mov As I record ...
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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 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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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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how to use ffmepg codecs on ubuntu

I want to play .wmv files on Ubuntu, but it seems these files are proprietary and are not playable under Windows. So downloaded the ffmpeg source code and compiled it. Now, ffmplay is able to play ...
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Convert “H264 MP4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)”/“MPEG AAC 48kHz” 1080p 23.976000fps videos to 720p, as complete quality as possible

file says all the files are ISO Media, MPEG v4 system, version 2 and the title's info is from VLC 2.0.9. IMO 1080p isn't necessary, especially since the other vids from earlier are 720p and are just ...
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What are the implications of the ffmpeg / libav fork for users?

The ffmpeg project got forked: http://libav.org/ http://ffmpeg.org/ libav has already been added to the ubuntu repositories: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav What are the implications ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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How do I convert image and audio into avi video file?

I need to convert image and audio into avi video files for use with a video mixing tool that only accepts avi video. How do I: convert mp3 audio to avi without video channel convert jpg image to ...
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How to build and install latest SimpleScreenRecorder from git?

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes and it is possible that the git version already has the fixes for my crash problem. ...
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How to convert multiple files with Winff?

When I select one file to convert from ".mpg" format to ".mp4" format in Winff, it converts nice! but when I try to convert many ".mpg" files, I see only one file in output folder! and guess Winff ...
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FFmpeg multi pass encoding

Sorry, I am really new to this, and have problems doing some tasks without help. So I have a terminal command: ffmpeg \ -y \ -i '/media/levan/BEEA60D8EA608E89/Downloads/Videos/Tony Braxton - ...
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Conflicting libraries in /usr/local/lib and /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

So I manually installed the latest ffmpeg a while ago, because one of my projects needs the latest .55 ffmpeg libraries (I think I used this: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide). So ...
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How to Remove ffmpeg completely in Ubuntu 13.10?

I tried this guide to install ffmpeg, but now I want to remove it completely from Ubuntu 13.10, but when I did that guide to remove, ffmpeg is still there! How to remove it exactly? after removing ...
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ffmpeg how to output images from a video

I want to extract images from a video I want thous images to be extracted from specific time for example 0:30 1:15 1:45 and I would love them to be in PNG format as well Thank you in advanced ...
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Why can't I watch video after installing the original ffmpeg fork from Jon Severinson's PPA?

I just installed the Jon Severinsson ffmpeg PPA, and I cant watch any video and get audio only, I get a need extra plugins needed install? and then packaged dependencies could no be resolved . Here ...
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Good PPA for ffmpeg

Its annoying that the default ffmpeg in ubuntu's repositories is outdated and hobbled for legal reasons, however, there's a great page on the forums that walks you through building it from scratch: ...
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Grab sound of a SDL game with ffmpeg/avconv

I'm trying to make a screencast of a SDL game which I developed some years ago, with the following command: sleep 5 && avconv -f x11grab -s 1366x768 -r 25 -i :0.0 -same_quant screen_cast.mkv ...
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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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Record and display Kinect audio and video via avconv

I'm trying to record audio and video from a Kinect using avconv but I seem to have trouble specifying the right options. avconv -f video4linux2 -video_size 640x480 -c:v h264 -c:a ac3 -i /dev/video1 ...
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mp4 to mpeg TS 2

I want to convert mp4 video to mpeg Ts2. What's the best way to do it and preserve HD quality? Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'How to Get the Newest Smartphones from AT&T - YouTube.mp4': ...
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ffmpeg2 on ubuntu 12.10 quantal server

currently i'm stuck with installing ffmpeg2 via the repository ppa:samrog131/ppa. Why it doesn't work? On various sites it's been said, that the ppa is for ubuntu 12.10. Am i doing something wrong? ...
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Does anyone know about avconv scripts?

I want an avconv script which automatically scans some of my directories and then checks for .avi files and then converts them to .mp4 and then deletes the .avi files when finished. I am not a bash ...
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.ape files not playing in Banshee, VLC, Quod Libet

I am on Linux 13.04, trying to run an ape file in Banshee Media Player. However, the song stops about 8 seconds in. The same thing happens in VLC and Quod Libet. However, the file I'm testing runs ...
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why ffmpeg command producing error in Ubuntu terminal?

I installed ffmpeg using this command sudo apt-get install ffmpeg After the installation i tried this command in terminal ffmpeg but i got error message like this root@client85-desktop:~# ...
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Add image to 3GP file and convert it to MP4 using avconv por ffmpeg

i have a .3GP file , i want tp add an image tp 3GP file , then , convert this file to MP4 ,'AVI' or even webm . That it means : the audio is from 3GP , the image from another file ; merge the two to ...
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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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Error LIBSWRESAMPLE_0 Compiling ffmpeg kubuntu 12.04

i try to compile ffmpeg in ubuntu 12.04 with this tuto But i had a error with a library so i use this to solve it: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install build-essential checkinstall git ...
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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 CAF to MP3 or WAV?

I have a CAF server on my Ubuntu 9.10 server and I need to convert them to MP3 or WAV. I have already tried with pacpl and ffmpeg, but it didn't work (I don't have the right encodings in Ubuntu). ...
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Why does ubuntu-restricted-extras want to remove some libav packages?

When I try to install "ubuntu restricted extras" in "ubuntu software center", it displays a warning dialog that says the following items must be removed: libavcodec53 libavutil51 Why? And if I ...
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How do I use ffmpeg to take pictures with my web camera?

I want to use ffmpeg to store images taken by my USB web camera on my Ubuntu 11.10. lsusb outputs: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c45:6028 Microdia Typhoon Easycam USB 330K (older) The camera works fine ...
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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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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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How do I install the latest development libraries of FFmpeg in my ubuntu?

I am about to install FFmpeg 2.0.1 (the latest version) in my Ubuntu. I already have the older dev libraries installed in my system. In the previous installation, I didn't build them from source. I ...
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Bitrate settings are not consistent ffmpeg

How do I change the bitrate for both the video & audio together in one line? Was frustrated with avconv not doing something right so I was messing around with ffmpeg to see if I could circumvent ...
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TV channel Identification using Linux C Programming

I need to develop an application which will identify the channel name which is currently running in the Television. I am using Easy CaP Video capturing device to take the video in from the dth set top ...
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Partially solved-How to convert mkv to mp4 without losing frame accuracy?

*Found a way to get it running: If I run avconv -i input.mkv output.mp4 without -codec copy nor -c:v copy -c:a copy not even -vcodec copy -acodec copy it finally runs. BUT IT STILL LOST ITS FRAME ...
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can someone tell me what this means and how do i fix it? [duplicate]

All i wanted to do was put vlc on my computer. This is turning into a real pain in the butt. I had to update and upgrade just to get the software centre to run, but when i try to install vlc i get the ...
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ffmpeg: how can I fade in / out a text created with drawtext?

I can't find a way to fade in / out ONLY the text created with drawtext in ffmpeg. I only found the fade filter, but it fade ALL the video, and not only the text I created. Can you help me? Thank ...
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avconf or winff

My simple question is: What should I do with the hint: * THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED * This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv ...
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FFMPEG -> how to keep the original audio quality during conversion?

'-ab' option is related to audio quality? how to say ffmpeg to keep the original audio quality during conversion?