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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 ...
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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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Is it possible to rotate a video using avidemux command line?

I have a number of video files (MOV) which I only need to rotate 90° clockwise. As it may be needed in the future as well, I first tried using ffmpeg and then mencoder command line in a Nautilus ...
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Unknown encoder 'libvo_aacenc'

I get this error when I try to convert an wmv to 3gp using this command: ffmpeg -y -i "inputvid.wmv" -vf scale=352:288 -f 3gp -vcodec h263 -r 15 -b 200k -acodec libvo_aacenc -ac 2 -ar 32000 -ab ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 this guide This is working just fine and I know that guide is for installing ffmpeg for the current user. Can anybody help me to install ffmpeg for all users? ...
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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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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 ...