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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?
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how can I batch extract audio from mp4 files with ffmpeg without decompression (automatic audio codec detection)?

I have 228 mp4 files (2.6GB) and would like to extract audio from them (mp3 or ogg). I want to batch extract them - preferably with bash. I'm not sure if all files use the same audio codec as they ...
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How do I add and/or keep subtitles when converting video?

I have a mkv video I want to convert to mp4, but every which way I try and convert it (Handbrake, WinFF, ffmpeg, mencoder,...I lose the video's subtitles. How can I convert the video,keeping the ...
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How to stream a local video file over Internet using avconv/avserver?

As FFmpeg is going to be dropped from Ubuntu, it will be important to know how to broadcast videos over Intrnet using avconv. An official guide is available, but it doesn't give much information how ...
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FFMPEG compilation errors

First of all i am a newbie to Ubuntu Linux and have been trying to install and compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine... I am trying to compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine, using the following link ...
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How to stream H264 Video from camera over FTP?

I bought a h264 security camera system last year and set it up to ftp video to my computer. I was able to get the video to play (even though it played a little fast) on Ubuntu 11.04 using mplayer. ...
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Convert flv video to 3gp

I use winff (the GUI for ffmpeg) to convert audio/video to different formats. Yesterday I was trying to convert an flv video to 3gp (so that I could see it on my mobile phone), but it doesn't show the ...
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Error when Using ffmpeg

I'm trying to create a video file from a series of JPGs using the following command:- ffmpeg -f image2 -i img*.jpg -s 640x480 movie.mpg but it fails after generating a lot of output with the ...
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How to convert AC3 to Flac and apply a delay?

I have a MKV video file. The audio track is ac3. I extracted the AC3 and now want to convert it to Flac. But I need to add a delay/offset of 150ms. The offset should be permanent; the actual duration ...
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Can't capture video from usb-webcam with ffmpeg

i have a hama usb webcam which works fine with the fswebcam command to capture single frames but when i try to capture a video with ffmpeg i get an error: sudo ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Downsize video for use on Android phone

I've got some 1080p movies on my Ubuntu system, which I'd like to trasfer to my Android phone for when I'm in a situation where I have nothing to do (like an absent teacher at school). My phone screen ...
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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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'sudo apt-get build-dep ffmpeg' fails because of libjack0 in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to build ffmpeg from source so I can add libx264 support, but sudo apt-get build-dep ffmpeg gives me: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Can't open video files

I could open video files but then I installed ffmpeg to install opencv and now it does not open video files. I tried vlc and ubuntu's Movie Player to open .mkv, .avi, and .mp4 but none of them opened. ...
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Ripping DVD to Play in XBox 360

I am trying to rip a dvd to be playable on my XBox 360. I used Handbrake 0.9.8 Normal & High Profile presets with no avail. Although MPEG-4 & H.264 are supported by the XBox, it won't play ...
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ffmpeg/avconv - the -psp option no longer works on Sony Walkman

Since the changeover from ffmpeg to avconv, the -psp option does not seem to render video correctly for Sony Walkman - "file format not supported", it was perfect before. ffmpeg -i video.avi -f psp ...
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Audio delays progressively when recording with ffmpeg

I am trying to record screencasts in Ubuntu 12.04, I have a working command, the audio sounds great and the video looks great. I have one issue though, the audio delays as the video goes on. At the ...
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How to add microphone audio into avconv's video in x11grab mode?

I want to create some screencast, I am using avconv (recent ffmpeg counterpart) for doing so. This is the reference for command I used. I also referred the avconv manual pages. Due to some reason I ...
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how to format the ffmpeg command to record sound from my webcam

Using ffmpeg arecord -L, I am able to identify my Logitech usb webcam as: hw:CARD=U0x46d0x821,DEV=0 USB Device 0x46d:0x821, USB Audio Direct hardware device without any conversions ...
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Is there a way to convert cached webex files to some other format?

How can I convert webex files in the temp cache to generally usable media formats?
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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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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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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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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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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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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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MPlayer not working after update

After an update with update-manager in 12.04, MPlayer is not working anymore. It needs ffmpeg, but it can't be installed due to unmet dependencies. I added a PPA for ffmpeg, but did not solve the ...
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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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How to install old version of ffmpeg?

I'm having trouble with the current release of ffmpeg, it transcodes .mp3 to .wavs in a format that is unsupported by my client. How can install this version? ffmpeg version ...
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Installing FFmpeg, libx264 and libavfilter

I trying to install this following these instructions: sudo apt-get remove ffmpeg x264 libx264-dev sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential subversion git-core checkinstall yasm ...
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How can I determine which version of FFMPEG comes by default?

I am honestly confused beyond belief about my package that I have installed for FFMPEG. It is, according to Synaptic, version: 4:0.8.1-1really0u1 For some reason, I feel like this is not the ...
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How can I run “Video for everybody” in current ubuntu (i.e. without specially compiling the latest ffmpeg)?

I first asked "How do I convert a video to all formats neccesary for Video For Everybody" on Super User. The answer involved compiling the latest ffmpeg. Later, I asked "How do I strip the ...
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AVConv X11Grab Issues: Unable to find a suitable output format for 'pulse'

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-Bit, and I am attempting to use avconv to record the primary display connected to my computer (resolution of 1920x1080) using x11grab at 30 frames per second, along ...
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How to convert an mpeg2 to a streamable or fragmented mp4?

I am trying to convert mythtv recorded mpg (mpeg2) files into streamable mp4 files. Converting to an mp4 is simple, however, the entire file must be converted first before it is usable. Even using ...
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Rhythmbox import error in 12.04

Rhythmbox is not able to install the MPEG-4 plugin when I import mp4 files into it. It identifies the plugin(Gstreamer), but fails to install it citing package dependency errors as following: The ...
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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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5 seconds image intro with ffmpeg [closed]

I have one mp3 song song.mp3 and 2 jpg files 1.jpg 2.jpg Now, I want to make video from mp3 with jpgs as a background, but in a way so that 1.jpg streams for first 5 seconds then 2.jpg till the rest ...
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How do I record audio and video to a file from my webcam using ffmpeg?

This says to use /dev/dsp as the audio input. But I don't have a /dev/dsp I can find my webcam's mic in /dev/snd as /dev/snd/by-id/usb-Dynex_Dynex_1.3MP_Webcam-02