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Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?

I tried to install ffmpeg in trusty/Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following message: $sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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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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mplayer configure Error: libavutil/x86/asm.h header is required for shared FFmpeg

In Ubuntu 14.04,I run ./configure --enable-gui --enable-xvid-lavc --enable-xv --enable-alsa to install mplayer,when it comes to Checking for FFmpeg .... then the error shows up. I cat config.log, the ...
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install IPD Toolbox in scilab 5.5 in ubuntu 14.4

How to install IPD Toolbox in scilab 5.5 in ubuntu 14.4 How to install ffmeg in ubuntu 14.4
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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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how to stream webcam usinng ffmpeg [closed]

Im trying to stream a webcam on my server. I followed this tutorial, but http://www.area536.com/projects/streaming-video/ I get this long terminal output, which ends by saying [http @ 0x9c982a0] ...
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ffmpeg since update to 14.04

Ever since I updated to 14.04 (from 13.10), each time I launch the Software Updater, it shows on the list of updates "ffmpeg derived postprocessing library". Yet, it also says on the same window about ...
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I can not get software updates for 14.04

I can not get software updates for 14.04 because it says that I need to check my internet connection. The solution already listed is to complicated when I run it on terminal. Can someone post any even ...
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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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Trying to merge .avi videos with mendcoder

I started by using the suggestions found at this link: How to join video files from terminal? It worked for the first 6 times that I tried to merge a group of small .avi files into one larger file. ...
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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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“Unknown option ”--enable-libfaad“ ERROR: libfaac not found” while configuring ffmpeg

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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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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What to do with “recompile with -fPIC” message

I'm trying to configure the ffmpeg source package to build .so files rather than .a files. I run make after doing ./configure --enable-shared This gives me the following message: /usr/bin/ld: ...
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How to know current status of recording device?

I have a device that records the audio and video using ffmpeg. And I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for that device, but I want to find out if the device is currently recording or if it is in idle state from ...
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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 ...
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what does ~/<directoryname> do? [duplicate]

I had to use ~/ffmpeg_sources while installing. When I used it, it navigates me to the ffmpeg_sources directory. What does ~/ actually do?
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Is it possible to have both libav and ffmpeg installed and running on ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Clementine but it needs ffmpeg to be installed if I want to play .ape files from it. On the other way, I still want to have VLC up and running, and I understand that VLC does no longer ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit - 'GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin' problem

I can't install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04
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How to change subtitle color and other options in mencoder command line tool?

I want to burn a subtitle file with .srt format in Persian (-utf8) into a video file with .mp4 format using mencoder. This command works for simple task: sudo mencoder input.mp4 -sub subtitle.srt ...
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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 ...
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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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Deshaking videos using script

how can I desake my video? I try to use transcode? transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "input.MTS" But it causes an segfault. Trying to use ffmpeg filters: ffmpeg -i "input.MTS" -vf ...
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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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How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and have it work right?

Anyone know how to install the real, current ffmpeg (not the older version by avconv that comes w/ Ubuntu) without having the problems mentioned here? Reasons: Everything works (or so many have ...
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How to replace libav with FFMPEG on pcduino borad (ARM)?

Hi I am currently working with a pcduino board. I was trying to run ffmpeg but realized that I had install avserver instead. So I looked at this link How to replace avconv with (the real) ffmpeg and ...
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ffmpeg unkown libfaac ubuntu 14.04

I Have Installed ffmpeg 2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 ffmpeg -i demo.mpg -acodec libfaac demo.mp4 ffmpeg version 2.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers built on Aug 13 2014 22:15:33 with gcc 4.8 ...
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How to use Ffmpeg to convert wma to mp3 recursively, importing from txt file?

I tried different options from forums, but most of them are out of date (ffmpeg tells me about it, like with -sameq option). Im trying to understand the docs, but I can't. I want to know how to ...
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Some Youtube videos won't play in Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 and Chromium 36.0.1985.125. I'm finding that some YouTube videos give me the error: The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback. But most other videos work ...
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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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Install FFMPEG-0.9.2 in ubunu 14.04 lts

I try to install FFMPEG 0.9.2 that I want to install I know there is latest version is available bit I want to install this version. Please guide me to install FFMPEG 0.9.2. I already use THis to ...
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ffmpeg on concat show error “The encoder 'aac' is experimental but experimental codecs are not enabled, add '-strict -2' if you want to use it.”

I have installed ffmpeg on my test server ubuntu14.04 64bit. The ffmpeg version I have 1.2.6-7:1.2.6-1~trusty1 . When I try to concat the videos and output it as mp4, i got this error "The encoder ...
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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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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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How to convert flv to mp3 on ubuntu 14 without ffmpeg

And how to do any convertions in Ubuntu 14 if there is no ffmpeg anymore? When I last use it prev version I had warning to use different tool but I don't remember what it was.
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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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Setting & Saving bookmarks on a video timeline

I have used openshot or better still flowblade in order to trim my videos say to get rid of advertisements but perhaps back in Windows era I was too fond of Solveigmm Video Splitter that I found any ...
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Delay while recording the video using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

Hi this is my first question on this portal. I am using epiphan vga2usb frame grabber for capturing output from virtually any VGA source—such as a Windows PC, a Mac OSX, a Unix machine. I also used ...
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How to install ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit)? [duplicate]

When I try: sudo apt-get install ffmpeg I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ffmpeg is not available, but is referred to ...
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How to use ffmpeg to convert ape file to mp3 file?

I am trying to use ffmpeg on ubuntu 13.10 to convert a ap3 file to mp3 file? I install ffmpeg, but I get this error when I use it. Please tell me how can I fix it? Thank you. $ ffmpeg -i ...
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Convert mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

When I try converting mkv to mp4 using ffmpeg, the following error occurs: version 0.8.3-4:0.8.3-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers built on Jun 12 2012 16:52:09 with ...
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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 ...
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Saving just the audio track from a remote video file, without downloading it completely

Can I save just the audio track from a remote video file, without downloading it completely?
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FFmpeg file format library update blocked

I have an Update for FFmpeg file format library and that update is blocked. I have done several searches to find out why it is blocked but come up with nothing on it. It is there listed as a Blocked ...
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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 ...