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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
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FFMPEG not extracting part of the video

I used FFMPEG to extract portion (5 seconds) of a video like this: ffmpeg -ss 00:30:00 -t 00:00:05 -i original.avi cut1.avi and also like this: ffmpeg -ss 1800 -t 5 -i original.avi cut1.avi But ...
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ffmpeg unmet dependencies

I faced an issue recently when tried to install ffmpeg on my Ubuntu computer. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit, all latest updates are installed and system runs perfectly, however i feel need in ...
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Conflict between ffmpeg and mplayer

I have been dealing with this issue for a long time now. I compiled a patched version of ffmpeg offered by this company. The problem arises whenever I install mplayer via apt-get. Before the ...
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video gets corrupt after converting ogv to any format using ffmpeg

I was trying to convert ogv video to avi using ffmpeg. It does convert without any error but the output video seems to be corrupt. Does not matter which format I convert it to, out put is same as ...
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Bad quality video DVB-T MPEG4 after a few minutes

I have a problem with mythfrontend in Oneiric installed from Mythbuntu. I cannot watch TV after few minutes because of lots of artifacts. I have a Hauppauge 1300 DVB-T tuner and MPEG-4 compression is ...
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How do I use ffmpeg to take pictures with my web camera?

I want to use ffmpeg to store images taken by my USB web camera on my Ubuntu 11.10. lsusb outputs: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c45:6028 Microdia Typhoon Easycam USB 330K (older) The camera works fine ...
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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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trying to use ffmpeg filters to seperate the I-frames from a video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use ffmpeg's “-vf” / “-vfilters” option without recompiling ffmpeg myself? I am trying to use the "select" option in the video ...
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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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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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FFmpeg converting to flv but with 0 file size

I'm having problems regarding conversion of video to flv format. Below is my command for conversion, but it seems to convert the video to flv but the file size remains 0 KB, what could be the problem, ...
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Use Totem's decoder to re-encode video?

I recorded an OGV screencast in GTK-RecordMyDesktop that seems to play back differently in different players (and YouTube doesn't seem to understand the video stream at all -- it just displays a ...
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“Error while opening encoder” problem with ffmpeg [closed]

Since a few days I am trying to get FFMPEG working in relation with FFSERVER. I would like to stream a live video source from /dev/video0 to the FFSERVER. I have to tell you, in Ubuntu 10.4.3 it was ...
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Python/FFMPEG command line issues [closed]

I have a problem with running an FFMPEG command from within a Python script. When I run the following command from the terminal, I can stream video and audio from my attached webcam (Logitech C310) ...
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How to convert Windows/Mac operating systems created, MPG file to Linux compatible file?

I have one file Film.MPG. Which is 720P and 50 frames per second. When i play the file using gst-launch playbin uri=file:///tmp/final.mpg it does not work. But it works with Mplayer/VLC. I noticed ...
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Difference between Medibuntu end Multiverse repository?

What are the differences of the Packages: libavcodec-extra-52, libavformat-extra-52, libavdevice-extra-52, libswscale-extra-0 in the Medibuntu and Multiverse repository?
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Pros and Cons of different audio transcoders

I've been experimenting with different audio transcoders like ffmpeg, mplayer and LAME. Does anyone have a qualitative comparison between the different audio transcoders that can be accessed through ...
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Can a server handle simultaneous shell commands?

I'm writing a very simple browser based MP3 player in PHP. Part of this project requires that every MP3 file is converted to a WAV file. There's a function in PHP called shell_exec that allows you to ...
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Authoring a DVD into an image file, from command line

I would like to convert a whatever-type video file into an ISO image I could then burn to a DVD (on another computer) - so that the final disc is playable on a regular DVD player. I already have ...
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Error while compiling ffmpeg 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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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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Why is my Lame install failing?

I want to install ffmpeg with mp3lame enabled following this tutorial. In step 2 an error was reported on libfaac not found, and in step 5 installing lame throwing this error. Why is this failing, and ...
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How to escape this in the bash script?

I'm trying to complete a batch of 3 videos to leave it there till morning processing but it seems there are special characters in it... I try it "raw" in the terminal and it works but in bash script ...
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Convert CAF to MP3 or WAV?

I have a CAF server on my Ubuntu 9.10 server and I need to convert them to MP3 or WAV. I have already tried with pacpl and ffmpeg, but it didn't work (I don't have the right encodings in Ubuntu). ...
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Totem issue with youtube: gstreamer

When trying to play youtube videos in Totem, I get this error: GStreamer encountered a general supporting library error. When starting from the commandline, the actual error is is this: ...
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How to automatically graph the output of a shell function

I do a lot of video editing and processing, and spend a lot of time looking at the output of command line programs like ffmpeg. Ffmpeg produces a regular output of the form frame=1234 fps=80 q=-1.0 ...
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What are the implications of the ffmpeg / libav fork for users?

The ffmpeg project got forked: http://libav.org/ http://ffmpeg.org/ libav has already been added to the ubuntu repositories: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libav What are the implications ...
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FFmpeg or GStreamer for command line conversion of audio files?

I think I'm mixing up and I need some one to clarify things for me! What is the differences between GStreamer and FFmpeg. What I need is a command line to convert file(s) from one format to another. ...
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WARNING: library configuration mismatch when running ffmpeg

well, just typing ffmpeg on command line gives me lots of spam. I'm perfectly comfortable with that till it does not break my files, but... Is there any way to troubleshoot/fix that? $ ffmpeg FFmpeg ...
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FFmpeg not recording audio during screen capture [closed]

I'm using the script below to run FFmpeg on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed these instructions to install FFmpeg & x264. While ffmpeg does capture the screen it does not capture the mic audio. I've ...
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How can I find exact delay in badly synced audio and video streams in a media container?

While making screencasts I always end up with a file having poorly synced audio and video streams. This is not container specific as this happens with all the formats - ogg, mkv, avi, mp4 etc. I guess ...
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Good PPA for ffmpeg

Its annoying that the default ffmpeg in ubuntu's repositories is outdated and hobbled for legal reasons, however, there's a great page on the forums that walks you through building it from scratch: ...
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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 to convert rmvb to mp4? (or, why ffmpeg doesn't work?)

I'm trying to use this script to convert an rmvb video to mp4, but I'm having problems with the ffmpeg. In apt-get there's only ffmpeg0 and ffmpeg-dev, I installed both, but the script doesn't work, ...
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How to make videos seekable with ffmpeg / mencoder

I'm using mencoder and ffmpeg to make videos with music playing over a single image. The videos play fine but I can't seek at all. I've tried generating them with -idx and even -forceidx and keyint ...
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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 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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Add an audio file to and mkv video

I'm quite new to multimedia things, I'm trying to find a way to make nice screencasts, I've already been able to capture my desktop with ffmpeg: $ ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i hw:0,0 -f x11grab -r 30 -s ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...
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How can I get ffserver to work?

I have a mp4 file which I wish to compress, resize and stream via RTSP. My ffserver.conf file looks like this: Port 9091 RTSPPort 5454 BindAddress 0.0.0.0 MaxHTTPConnections 2000 MaxClients 1000 ...