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Convert .mp4 to .ogg keeping only the audio, with Ubuntu 14.04 and avconv

How to convert a .mp4 file (downloaded from YouTube) to .ogg? (keeping only the audio) When Ubuntu had ffmpeg I could just do ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -acodec vorbis file.ogg Now we have to do without ...
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Remove source code directories after compiling ffmpeg?

I've just finished compiling ffmpeg. The code was downloaded into ~/src, then configured it, ran make, and then checkinstall. It seems to be working good. Now that all that is done, is it now safe to ...
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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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My bash script depends on ffmpeg which was removed when I upgraded to 14.04. What to do? [duplicate]

I have a bash script to capture images using the webcam and it depended on ffmpeg. I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and noticed that ffmpeg was removed and this script wouldn't work anymore. ...
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I uninstalled Chromium. Why still extra ffmpeg codecs for the chromium browser in ubuntu update?

Chromium kept crashing on the gmail webpage (aw snap) and I have uninstalled it and installed goggle chrome. In software updater, I see "extra ffmpeg codecs for the chromium browser" is this for ...
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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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Can not install Mobile Media Convert on Ubuntu 14.04

After installling 14.04, I have tried several .deb versions of Mobile Media Converter but all have unmet dependencies. like this: $ sudo dpkg -i mmc_1.7.4_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected ...
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ffmpeg installation, kubuntu utopic unicorn

I haven't found any utopic unicorn ffmeg repositories, so I am trying to install it from https://launchpad.net/~jon-severinsson/+archive/ffmpeg by changing version from utopic to trusty in /etc/apt/...
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problem in installing ffmpeg in ubuntu 14.04

I try to install ffmpeg in unbutu according to https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I create a shell file with below code sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install autoconf ...
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FFmpeg, error hardcoding subtitles

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to hardcode subtitles, but it gives this error: No such filter: 'subtitles' Error opening filters! My ffmpeg command and complete console output: $ ffmpeg -i 24.903.hdtv-...
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How do I stream computer audio only with ffmpeg?

I am using this script: http://www.thegameengine.org/miscellaneous/streaming-twitch-tv-ubuntu/ to stream to Twitch. It works but I don't want to stream my microphone, only the computer audio. How ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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Run command for every file in directory

I'm converting all of my video files to WebM, to greatly reduce the amount of hard disk space being used. To do this I use the program "ffmpeg" which requires an input and output file specified. Since ...
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bash: ./configure: No such file or directory while installing FFMPEG

I am trying to install FFMPEG in Ubuntu 14.04. I got help to install FFMPEG installation In meanwhile I got an error `bash: ./configure: No such file or directory` I am getting this error when I ...
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How to do I convert an webm (video) to a (animated) gif on the command line?

I suppose ffmpeg is the weapon of choice but I didn't find out how to reach my goal.
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Error when installing clipgrab on Trusty

I wanted to install clipgrab on Trusty, but get the following error when running sudo apt-get install clipgrab (I added the PPA and ran apt-get update): Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Installed a software from source code, how to uninstall it? [duplicate]

Recently I've been doing some reading on FFmpeg, and so I was told that FFmpeg served by the Ubuntu official repository is outdated. I followed the official FFmpeg installation guide, and managed to ...
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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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Record screen at bootup using ffmpeg in 5 minute segments (12.04)

So I've played around with this quite a bit but at this point I've managed to hit a wall in figuring the next step. I have this script that works from an ssh tunnel to record display :0.0 #!/bin/...
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Winff exits with “Unrecognized option” error

I installed ffmpeg completely from this Guide. I installed Winff in Ubuntu but when I want to try convert I face to this error: ffmpeg version git-2013-11-15-995f450 Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the ...
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avconv slideshow from images - first image appears for split second

I am currently using the following command to generate a slideshow from all jpg's in the current directory: avconv -r 1/5 -f image2 -i %03d.jpg -r 25 -c:v mpeg2video output.mpg The command almost ...
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Is there a build of Audacity for Ubuntu that can use a local version of FFMpeg?

Audacity builds on Ubuntu no longer support FFMpeg because of the libav foolishness. Is there maybe a PPA or something with a build of Audacity that supports using a local build of FFMpeg? I could ...
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avconv pipe to v4l2loopback device

I use v4l2loopback module to create two video device. My intention is to pipe output from primary video device to these two virtual devices. I can do that using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s ...
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avconv assert error mpah.frame_size when trying to convert WAV to MP3 under 14.04 [closed]

My objective is to convert a WAV file to MP3 on 14.04 (64-bit). The wav file is "Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 16000 Hz, Mono" and is known to good. It plays fine with aplay, also converts ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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Installing xvst on ubuntu 14.04? ffmpeg missing

I'm trying to install xvst: http://xviservicethief.sourceforge.net on my ubuntu 14.04 64bits I have tried adding the repositories as described over here: http://linuxaria.com/article/download-your-...
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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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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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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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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 kb/...
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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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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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Remove extra noise from ffmpeg video

I am using the following command to record the audio and video: ffmpeg -loglevel warning -y -f v4l2 -s 544x288 -i /dev/video0 -vstats -vstats_file '/home/2014-05-13T07-18-37/left_cam-stats' -f pulse -...
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FFMPEG Audio not recording

I'm having some issues recording sound with FFMPEG on Ubuntu. ffmpeg -v verbose -f x11grab -y -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec mpeg4 -f alsa -i pulse -ar 44100 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 ...
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Remove audio from mp4 file [duplicate]

I have a video file i.e. video.mp4 it contain both video and audio. I want to remove the audio from this mp4 file. I tried using the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i /home/Desktop/video.mp4 -...
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audio track framerate 25(PAL)-->23,976(NTSC) [duplicate]

here's my problem: I need to change the framerate of the audio track of one of my films from 25 to 23,976 fps (to mux it with a full hd version); I used to make use of handbrake, re-encoding the film ...
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Why does my system shut down when running ffmpeg? [closed]

I am converting mp4 to ogg for many videos with ffmpeg but at some point during this process, my computer is shutting down. Any idea why or how I can prevent this?
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Are FFMPEG, Imageshack Included on Ubuntu Server?

I'm finally setting up my own server for my two websites and I'd like to know what image and video applications are included in Ubuntu server, such as FFMPEG, Imagemagick, etc.
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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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ffmpeg: installing from repository or compiling from source?

When googling for "install ffmpeg ubuntu" the first link I've got was https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide, so I followed it, and unfortunutely got some errors during ffmpeg compilation,...
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How do I install ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to install the package ffmpeg because I am trying to install subsonic server on my new Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When I try: apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Some packages could not be installed. ...
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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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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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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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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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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) -> 29....
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FFMPEG | How to encode a video to make it faster

Good day people, I was wondering how to encode a video from a speed of 1 x to a one of 5 x, using ffmpeg. Thanks in advance for any suggestion.
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mp4v and mp4a in Ubuntu VLC

In 13.10, I have this error in VLC: [0x7f529c0038a0] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `mp4v'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. [0x7f529c004470] main ...
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How to Add Time stamp when using ffmpeg Video Recorder? [duplicate]

Is there any option , that let a user record a video with a time stamp . I use many web-cam recording and i didn't found this option . Program i used Guvcview , Cheese . Any Help ?