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

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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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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 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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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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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Its annoying that the default ffmpeg in ubuntu's repositories is outdated and hobbled for legal reasons, however, there's a great page on the forums that walks you through building it from scratch: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use ffmpeg's “-vf” / “-vfilters” option without recompiling ffmpeg myself?

I have ffmpeg install from apt (version 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1). I have a video that is up-side-down, so I want to flip it vertically. The ffmpeg documentation says to use the -vf option (which I see was ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...