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How to download an MP3 track from a YouTube video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download a youtube video via terminal There are several Q&A threads that explain how to download youtube videos using the terminal. However, I would also ...
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ffmpeg resize “could not find codec parameters”

I'm a newbee to ubuntu and need your help: (32bit ubuntu 12.10) my command: ffmpeg -i ../output_images/particles%04d.png -r 30 -b 30000k final_movie.avi works for my 800x800 *.png pictures ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fastest way to convert videos (batch or single)?

I know there are a lot of questions about video encoders around here, but my question is more about workflow/efficiency. For my day job, I need to convert videos, frequently, from many random formats ...
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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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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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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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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 ?
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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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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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Install latest ffmpeg for all users in Debina/Ubuntu

I installed ffmpeg on my Ubuntu using the guide: https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/UbuntuCompilationGuide It is good and working. I know that guide is for installing ffmpeg for current user. Can ...
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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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How to build and install latest SimpleScreenRecorder from git?

I want to install SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR) from git as recommended by the developer. The binary version crashes and it is possible that the git version already has the fixes for my crash problem. ...
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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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Is it possible to restore the original quality of a YouTube video after downloading it? [closed]

I'm on Xubuntu. Two days ago, I wanted to download a mp3 song from YouTube: this one using this firefox extension or any other. The size is 82 MB. It's clearly not an mp3 file; it's a video that has ...
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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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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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OpenCV install problems on Studio 12.04 - broken dependencies [duplicate]

Problem: I'm trying to install OpenCV (video analytics) and am following the Ubuntu OpenCV installation documentation. The provided script has a line which executed for some time, taking away more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...