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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?

I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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FFMPEG | How to encode a video to make it faster

Good day people, I was wondering how to encode a video from a speed of 1 x to a one of 5 x, using ffmpeg. Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
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mp4v and mp4a in Ubuntu VLC

In 13.10, I have this error in VLC: [0x7f529c0038a0] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `mp4v'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. [0x7f529c004470] main ...
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How to Add Time stamp when using ffmpeg Video Recorder? [duplicate]

Is there any option , that let a user record a video with a time stamp . I use many web-cam recording and i didn't found this option . Program i used Guvcview , Cheese . Any Help ?
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Install ffmpeg in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Background : I used ffmpeg to merge two videos side by side. First I install ffmpeg by following command as it suggest by Ubuntu itself. sudo apt-get install libav-tools or sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Is it possible to restore the original quality of a YouTube video after downloading it? [closed]

I'm on Xubuntu. Two days ago, I wanted to download a mp3 song from YouTube: this one using this firefox extension or any other. The size is 82 MB. It's clearly not an mp3 file; it's a video that has ...
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ffmpeg batch convert files

I have a folder that contains audio files, files are in sequence named from 1 to 150 but none of the files have file extension. What I want is to convert them to aac or.mp3 and If I can join them as ...
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TCP 5454 and 554 connection refused for rtsp streming via ffmpeg

I am trying to convert my rtmp streaming to rtsp streaming using ffmpeg. the following code is doing the convert `ffmpeg -i rtmp://xxxxx.com/live/live1 -f rtsp rtsp://xxxxx.com:5454/test1-rtsp.mpg` ...
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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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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 play MSS2 encoded video files

VLC player and totem video player can't play MSS2 video encoded video files but i could play them under Ubuntu by compiling FFMPEG library. now ffplay can play these files. My question is if there is ...
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Deshaking videos using script

How can I deshake my video? I try to use transcode? transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "input.MTS" But it causes a segfault. Trying to use ffmpeg filters: ffmpeg -i "input.MTS" -vf ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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How to use ffmpeg to convert ape to mp3?

I am trying to use ffmpeg on ubuntu 13.10 to convert AP3 to MP3? I installed ffmpeg, but I get this error when I use it. Please tell me how can I fix it? $ ffmpeg -i CD1_Age_0-3_Baby.ape ...
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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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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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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

UPDATE (original text preserved below) With the real ffmpeg about to return (in 15.04), Jon Severinsson's PPA no longer working (for ffmpeg), and both avconv-ffmpeg (now called "libav") and the real ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...