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

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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?
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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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how to adjust size of bits for frame?

Am using currently program "Recordmydesktop" - which again uses ffmpeg too - for to record some video of desktop-program. How do I adjust the size in Bytes for the frame ?! - I want to achieve better ...
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Install latest ffmpeg for all users in Debina/Ubuntu

I installed ffmpeg on my Ubuntu using the guide: https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide It is good and working. I know that guide is for installing ffmpeg for current user. Can ...
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ffserver troubleshooting. streaming video from ubuntu server

I have a raring ring-tail server, which I want to stream video from an attached USB webcam. I have followed this guide to install ffmpeg, ffserver, and numerous codecs. ...
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How to configure ffmpeg from some build?

I'd like to ask if there is a option for rebuilding or reconfiguring FFmpeg from any repository. 'Cause i need to add libass, but there's no build with this library and i used ffmpeg from Jon ...
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Cannot compile ffmpeg with fdk-aac

I need to compile ffmpeg with libfdk-aac on Ubuntu 13.04. I followed the following instructions to compile libfdk-aac wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/opencore-amr/fdk-aac-0.1.0.tar.gz tar xzvf ...
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How to make a screencast in 13.04? [duplicate]

The question explains what is my need. Can we make screencast without using additional software other than ffmpeg? While searching the net, I found a solution. The solution was: ffmpeg -f alsa -i ...
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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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Can't seem to get script/cron job to work?

ive written a ffmpeg script to mass convert mkv into mp4. when i run the script as my user, and enter my password for sudo privileges it works very well from the command line. the script is: #! ...
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How to set duration for avconv?

I'm trying to cut a portion from an mp4 video with avconv, but it doesn't seem to care about the -t param. My command line is avconv -t 10 -i GOPR0001.MP4 cut.MP4 This will process the whole ...
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avconv how to copy all stream and merge metadata (fix creation date)?

I am trying to fix the metadata of some old videos, so i would like to copy all streams audio video and subtitle and merge the metadata from a txt file. I first dump the metadata with: avconv -i ...
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ffmpeg for 13.04

I have a question how to get ffmpeg with x264 support for ubuntu 13.04 I used to use this ppa https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg but as far as I understand 13.04 is not supported ...
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ffmpeg / avconv follow_mouse not working?

I'm trying the option -follow_mouse with both ffmpeg and avconv and I can't make it work. avconv version 0.8.6-6:0.8.6-1ubuntu2 tells me: Option follow_mouse not found. ffmpeg version ...
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What (input) types of files can ffmpeg convert and to what (output) files?

I like to use simple commands (added to Thunar custom actions), like ffmpeg -i %f %f.mp3. I can replace mp3 with flac for example - but what other output extensions can be used? Also, in Thunar ...
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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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Strange blue flashes when using a screen recorder, white flashes when using vlc to record

I use cinnamon currently and whenever I use ffmpeg to record my screen, blue flashes appear when I interact with the cinnamon panel and applets. When I initiate a recording in vlc, similar things ...
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Error while adding a watermark to mp4 with FFmpeg

I try to watermark an mp4 file with ffmpeg and the following command : ffmpeg -i originalvideo.mp4 -vf « movie=watermark.png [wm];[in][wm] overlay=0:0:1 [out]« watermarkedvideo.mp4 after some ...
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Splitting audio channels using pulseaudio

My mission is record desktop using avconv (ffmpeg) + record microphone input + use sphinx program which also need the same microphone for voice control. Now, the problem is that if I start sphinx ...
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Convert a bunch of jpegs to a movie

I have a bunch of non-consecutivly numbered jpegs (they are in order, but there are gaps in the sequence) that I want to convert into a movie. When I try using convert, ffmpeg or avconv, it creates ...
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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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I get an error when trying to convert video

I m trying to convert mp4 video file to avi file with ffmpeg -i 10.mp4 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag XVID -b 990k -bf 2 -g 300 -s 640x360 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128k -ar 48000 -ac 2 -pass 2 -f avi 10.avi but ...
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How do I use ffmpeg's -filter_complex

i am using FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.9-4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 and it doesn't allow me to use -filter_complex it shows: "ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-filter_complex'" I want to overlay 2 videos, how ...
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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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Please give me an FFMPEG tutorial that works on Ubuntu 12.04

ffmpeg does not compile. Every time there is an error no matter what I do. I installed clean 12.04, followed the tutorial on ffmpeg website, but it is still not working. If its not libfdk-aac ...
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How to convert a video from mp4/flv to mpeg/mpg [duplicate]

I download videos in mp4 or flv format but I need to convert them to mpeg 1/2/3 so that I can watch them on my special gadget. I think I need a program. any suggestion thanks
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Extracting images from video in 1 minute intervals

I would like to extract images from a video Exp01.avi, the video is 25 minutes long. I want the images to be extracted from the video after every 1 minute interval. Please someone tell me how to do ...
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How to convert a raw video using ffmpeg

I have a raw video that has the following properties: 25 FPS UYVY Codec 876 MBit/s AVI Container I want to convert this raw file to another container using ffmpeg. Right now the problem is that ...
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ffmpeg wait before recording desktop

Is it possible to make ffmpeg wait a couple seconds before starting to record? if so how is there another way to start an ffmpeg script besides from the terminal?
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Which settings for re-compiling libav-tools?

Which settings is Ubuntu's package libav-tools compiled with? I want to re-compile libav-tools (even better: the whole libav) without adding or removing its features.
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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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can't install ffmpeg in ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I tried to install ffmpeg in ubundu.using the command sudo apt-get install ffmpeg But i can't install ...
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Bash script generating image from video with specific title in subdirs

I have the following bash script generating a jpg file with the same name of the video file. Now I need to change the bash script to generate the jpg file with the name image.jpg instead of with the ...
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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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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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ffmeg x264 presets not working

Trying to capture screen to video file encoded with lossless x264: vic@vic-X202E ~/Desktop » ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 15 -s 1366x768 -i :0.0 -sameq -vcodec libx264 -preset:v ultrafast test.mkv ffmpeg ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 and FFMPEG webcam

Having a problem running ffmpeg to an ffserver in a brand new install of Xubuntu 12.10. I just installed Xubuntu 12.10 from scratch, then installed ffmpeg. I plugged in my webcam (mind you I have ...
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Why can't I install codec for ffmpeg?

When I run sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-53 I get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libavcodec-extra-53 : Depends: libfaac0 but it is not installable
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Force ./configure NOT to look in /usr/lib /usr/bin /usr/include

I want to compile FFmpeg but as you know its compile will (by default) look in the system's 'lib include bin' directories before following my orders set via --extra-cflags or --extra-ldflags Now the ...
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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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Is it ok to have 2 screen recorders running at the same time?

Ok I always have issues recording my desktop with kazam or gtk-recordmydesktop so now I'm very paranoid so is it ok to have ffmpeg running with kazam at the same time? will there be conflicts? thanks
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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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Cannot use ffmepg on Clipgrab Ubuntu 12.10

I have Clipbgrab on my Ubuntu 12.10, but when I download on mp3 mode it doesnt convert the video on mp3 file. Do you know how can I upgrade to a new version to use it?