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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 ...
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Installing xvst on ubuntu 14.04? ffmpeg missing

I'm trying to install xvst: http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net on my ubuntu 14.04 64bits I have tried adding the repositories as described over here: ...
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How to compile FFmpeg with x265 support?

Today I found out that x265 is already present in ffmpeg so I compiled ffmpeg with this guide Sadly libx265 did not work on ubuntu, however on windows I tried the same thing with zeranoe ffmpeg ...
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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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What packages do I install for ffmpeg and libmp3lame?

On my desktop Ubuntu 10.4 I use ffmpeg to convert videos to a format my dvd-player understands. On my laptop running 10.10 I can't get the same command to work, what package(s) are missing? ffmpeg -i ...
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How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download a youtube video via terminal There are several Q&A threads that explain how to download youtube videos using the terminal. However, I would also ...
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Video Conversion using libav with libopus

i need to convert my video files with VP8 / Opus in Matroska(mkv) container using avconv in terminal Can anyone give example usage of it?
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how can i avoid audio stutter in mpeg video's?

I have a couple of mpeg video files which were digitized from old betamax and VHS tapes, using Cyberlink Power Director on Windows XP. These videos play fine in Windows, on my old PC, and on my new ...
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Converting mp4 to mp3

I have a video I need to convert to mp3 (from the command line - not GUI) video.mp4 I tried: ffmpeg -i -b 192 video.mp4 video.mp3 with no success. I get the following error: WARNING: ...
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ffmpeg options: -acodec libfaac -ab 192k produce 150kbit files?

When I use ffmpeg to convert an audiofile with the option -acodec libfaac -ab 192k and use ffmpeg -i on that file afterwards to get the audio file information, it tells me bitrate: 152 ...
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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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while installing ffmpeg giving error during make

I want to install ffmpeg on ubuntu. and following this article http://pasindudps.blogspot.com/2010/12/compiling-ffmpeg-in-ubuntu-1010.html but when m doing make after config Then go to the ffmpeg ...
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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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Remove extra noise from ffmpeg video

I am using the following command to record the audio and video: ffmpeg -loglevel warning -y -f v4l2 -s 544x288 -i /dev/video0 -vstats -vstats_file '/home/2014-05-13T07-18-37/left_cam-stats' -f pulse ...
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FFMPEG Audio not recording

I'm having some issues recording sound with FFMPEG on Ubuntu. ffmpeg -v verbose -f x11grab -y -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec mpeg4 -f alsa -i pulse -ar 44100 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 ...
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how to fix Build_one :function error?

I'm trying to separate audio and video from video file. After searching on the internet I came to know it can be done using FFMPEG. Now I need to build FFMPEG library file for my Android application ...
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Remove audio from mp4 file [duplicate]

I have a video file i.e. video.mp4 it contain both video and audio. I want to remove the audio from this mp4 file. I tried using the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i /home/Desktop/video.mp4 ...
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Twitch streaming on ubuntu isn't working

So, i've been trying to stream to twitch on Ubuntu for awhile now, and i've tried quite a few streaming scripts for ffmpeg and avconv and also SimpleScreenRecorder's streaming function without ...
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audio track framerate 25(PAL)-->23,976(NTSC) [duplicate]

here's my problem: I need to change the framerate of the audio track of one of my films from 25 to 23,976 fps (to mux it with a full hd version); I used to make use of handbrake, re-encoding the film ...
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change audio framerate 25(PAL)-->23,976(NTSC)

Here's my problem: I need to change the framerate of the audio track of one of my films from 25 to 23,976 fps (to mux it with a full hd version); I used to make use of handbrake, re-encoding the film ...
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Why does my system shut down when running ffmpeg? [closed]

I am converting mp4 to ogg for many videos with ffmpeg but at some point during this process, my computer is shutting down. Any idea why or how I can prevent this?
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Are FFMPEG, Imageshack Included on Ubuntu Server?

I'm finally setting up my own server for my two websites and I'd like to know what image and video applications are included in Ubuntu server, such as FFMPEG, Imagemagick, etc.
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How to fast convert mp4 to webm using ffmpeg?

Sorry to disturb you but I'm in a kind of a trouble. I have to convert 76 mp4 files to webm for the purpose of a website that uses HTML5 videos. I'm talking about 10 Gb of mp4 files... I know I can ...
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ffmpeg: installing from repository or compiling from source?

When googling for "install ffmpeg ubuntu" the first link I've got was https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide, so I followed it, and unfortunutely got some errors during ffmpeg ...
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No audio with avconv (formery ffmep)

I cannot get any program that uses avconv (such as Openshot, or VLC), to play any sound on videos (or even mp3). This is after trying to uninstall and reinstall libav-tools, and even after upgrading ...
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How do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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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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Best is the best format to store videos? [closed]

I download and import videos from various website and devices. I also view them on various devices requiring different formats. I want to convert my videos into a single base format, then convert ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Streaming with FFMpeg: Splashscreen?

I've been experimenting with streaming via FFMpeg. I love how powerful it is! Currently I have it set up so that it streams my screen and adds an overlay for my webcam. Though, there is one thing that ...
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best command line tool to join videos

I have used ffmpeg, but with it you have to first make mpg videos then do cat video1.mpg video2.mpg > joined.mpg and then convert to joined.mpg to joined.mp4 with ffmpeg to be able to upload on ...
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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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How do I uninstall ffmpeg?

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I had installed ffmpeg a while ago (so don't clearly remember whether it was from source or repo). Now, I am unable to uninstall it. I have tried the followin: $ sudo apt-get ...
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ffmpeg - Create a mp3 file with album art from an mkv file

I want to create an mp3 file from a given mkv file using ffmpeg the output of ffmpeg -i is as follows Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (2000000/33367) -> ...
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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 ...