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

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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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Which settings for re-compiling libav-tools?

Which settings is Ubuntu's package libav-tools compiled with? I want to re-compile libav-tools (even better: the whole libav) without adding or removing its features.
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...