Questions relating to the mp4 multimedia file format

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How to play mp4, restricted codecs already installed?

So I am a first time Ubuntu user as of a week ago, and am having a difficult time getting an mp4 video file to play after I downloaded it. I have downloaded the restricted codecs and also VLC, what ...
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How to strip off all but audio from an mp4 file?

I have an .mp4 file with both audio and visual, however I want an .mp4 file with just audio, so how can I just strip off the rest? Is there an application which will allow me to do that? I am running ...
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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 can I split a .mp4 in two?

I have a bunch of .mp4 files (DRM free). Each file comprises two episodes of a kids TV show. I would like to simply split the file in two without re-encoding. What's the best way to do this? ...
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How can I quickly convert a GIF file to a video?

I have a small animation formatted as a GIF image file which I would like to convert to a video. Is that possible?
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How to convert .mkv file into .mp4 file losslessly?

I need to convert a video file from Matroska container into mp4 container. Matroska file contains one h.264 video track and one AC3 sound track. It should be possible to do this losslessly, but how to ...
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Best avconv settings for WebM video?

What are the best settings when converting, say, a .mp4 video to WebM? I have done some searching on here but nothing specific to what I need really. What I've been using: avconv -i input.mp4 \ ...
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Need to convert a video file from mp4 to xvid

I checked out the questions with similar titles and didn't find anything that I thought would help. I am attempting to convert a video into an avi, preferably xvid. The video file's Video and Audio ...
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How do I convert an MP4 to an MP3? [duplicate]

I have some songs which are in mp4 format and I want to convert them into mp3 format. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. So please explain the step by step process or give any software which can do the above ...
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How can I convert .mp4 and .m4a files to .mp3 files automatically, keeping the cover art?

I have some .mp4 and .m4a audio files that I want to convert to .mp3 files. I want the resulting .mp3 files to include the cover art included in the source files, without fiddling with EasyTAG ...
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how can i run mp4 movie on my ubuntu OS?

Hey friends I recently downloaded a movie from YIFY torrents.. it is in MP4 format.. but it is not playing in VLC player.. .the player shows the message - "You are missing codec pack to play this ...
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MP4 video converter splitter joiner

Converting splitting and joining mp4 files in Windows is as simple as eating drinking and sleeping but here in Ubuntu it is giving me all kind of headaches to find a simple software to perform the ...
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How can I convert audio from MP4 or FLV video files to mp3?

Is there an application that allows me to extract the audio from a MP4 or FLV video file and store it as an MP3 file for use in a portable media player?
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Totem 3.10 -no audio mpeg4 aac after 4 seconds-

I've a new camcorder Canon and problems with audio when playing on Totem (Ubuntu 14.04). The firts 4 seconds sounds perfect, but after then remains silent, with no audio. The video is perfect, also ...
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Play audio of video file on login

I want to play an mp4 file when my account is logged into. How can I do this? It should be noted that the file also has video, so I only want the sound to be played, and not the video to be shown. ...
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How to convert rmvb to mp4? (or, why ffmpeg doesn't work?)

I'm trying to use this script to convert an rmvb video to mp4, but I'm having problems with the ffmpeg. In apt-get there's only ffmpeg0 and ffmpeg-dev, I installed both, but the script doesn't work, ...
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Handbrake ripped mp4 stops at 27mins 55 sec

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit. I have installed HandBrake from add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots (thus avoiding the Debian issue) but I've found that all of the MP4's play the ...
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How can I convert .264 file to .mp4

I want to convert an elementary stream(.264) to container format(.mp4). Can someone please help me on this? How can I use ffmpeg to do this task? What are all the other methods that could accomplish ...
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How to force Firefox to prefer WebM over MP4 when both are available in a <video> tag?

There is some problem with MP4 playback on my installation and WebM files are played perfectly. But if the first source in a <video> tag on a page is mp4 it's getting selected automatically. ...
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converting avi to streamable mp4

I just got my chromecast and I am trying to convert my uncastable avi videos to castable mp4 video format I converted some avi videos to mp4 using the command: avconv -i input_file.avi -c:v libx264 ...
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How to convert mp4 to gif? [duplicate]

I have a video in mp4 format, however I need to post it in a question here so need to convert it into an animated gif (there is no sound), so is there any easy way of converting an mp4 file into an ...
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Help with MKV to MP4 Remux script

Overview: I'm trying to remux my mostly MKV library to MP4. I have a script that has gone through and extracted subtitles from the video files. I have another script that will remux any .mkv files ...
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How to extract the audio from an mp4 video to a mp3 file?

I'd like to extract the audio from an mp4 video. Is there a software for Ubuntu, which does the job?
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Unable to export MP4 video in Pitivi

Whenever I attempt to export an MP4 video in Pitivi, I notice an exclamation mark next to the container selection, and when I render it nothing happens. How can I fix this?
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requirements and settings to be able to stream a larger video(20 minutes over 200 meg, mp4) on a ubuntu server running apache2, php5.4 and fastcgi?

I've got it working on smaller videos using owncloud , Ubuntu 14.04, apache2 fast CGI, etc. It works on a 1 minute video but if it is longer than 2 minutes it has to download the whole file before it ...
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How to cut mp4 file and link to make webm

Whats the fastest way to cut small sections of a mp4 file and link them back together as a WEBm help is greatly appreciated!
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Batch extract audio with avconv without transcoding

I have about 70 mp4 files, and I want to extract the audio files directly without transcoding further. All the mp4 files have aac audio files. I understand I can use the following command to extract ...
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Unable to play MP4 files on Ubuntu 14.04

Because I could not find answer to my question, I am raising it here in the forum. I have Acer Aspire One 722 and installed on it Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I downloaded MP4 files from GoPro yesterday and ...
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import mp4 file in blender

I installed blender to edit my videos with mp4 format, but when I started import files blender show me this error : "file could not be loaded"! I don't know what's the problem here! is a codec video ...
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How to Convert All The .MOV Videos To .MP4 in folder

using ubuntu 14.04 i am a newbie can anyone help how to easily convert all the .mov files in my /var/sentora/hostdata/zadmin/public_html/ctkdonline_com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08 folder need to ...
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Making a backup copy of the DVD “Iron Man 2”

I am trying to make a backup copy of my DVD Iron Man 2 (I live in a country where it is OK). This particular DVD has special tricks to prevent buyers from doing that (see dicussion for Mac). I ...
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Create gif animated image from mp4 video

I want make a .gif animated picture extracted from a given .mp4 video,. I would prefer to do it from the command line, so command line tools only are accepted
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How to extract aac audio from an mp4 file to m4a

How can I extract the aac audio from an mp4 file? I tried with ffmpeg and -acodec copy but if i use mp4 as output it will still encode the video and I get the same file size. If I use m4a as output ...
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Are there any “pretty” video players for Ubuntu? [closed]

14.04, specifically. Sorry if this is kind of a silly question. I have a lot of movies on mp4, and I was just curious if there is a video player that looks nice with which I can play them; VLC and the ...
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Why, When I use headphone to head file mp4 the sound very low!

First I'm sorry for my English if it wrong anywhere please forget it. My problem's when headphones plugged in I can't hear sound of file mp4(Youtube, video mp4...) but I can hear mp3 it normal and I ...
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VLC unable to play mp4 files downloaded from youtube

Regarding the above, not sure what happen since previously I could play any files I download from youtube, be it avi or mp4. Now I cannot play any mp4 file downloaded from youtube but no issue to ...
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How to convert a video from mp4/flv to mpeg/mpg [duplicate]

I download videos in mp4 or flv format but I need to convert them to mpeg 1/2/3 so that I can watch them on my special gadget. I think I need a program. any suggestion thanks
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How can I convert my mp4 files to avi using avconv?

I need to convert some mp4 files to another format (I chose avi: there may be a better one, suggestions welcome). I tried using ffmpeg but got the deprecated message so I am using avconv, but again ...
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bulk/batch convert mp4 and m4v files to webm via command line?

is it possible to convert mp4 and m4v to webm via command line? I'd like to just in a bulk swoop convert my mp4 and m4v files to web so i can play them in firefox without any issues.
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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 do I download videos off youtube that won't download with downloadhelper?

Some videos on youtube wont download with the downloadhelper add-on I'd like to know a downloader in the add-ons that is able to grab ALL youtube videos preferably not one that needs to be installed ...
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How to capture screen as video and output into web streaming?

I am willing to capture the desktop (ubuntu) and output it in a streaming mp4... I am willing to implement an "desktop mirroring" for apple tv... and I know how to stream an "mp4" to appletv
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Copy mp4 files to DVD

How can I copy mp4 files from my Hard Disk to a DVD in UBUNTU 13.10 in my laptop? Is there any program or application compatible with Ubuntu 13.10 to do this?
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MP4Box Warns about different PPS even though they are the same

I have an online class that provides MP4 versions of class lectures, but the lectures are broken into chunks that are each a few minutes long. I'm trying to concatenate the chunks into whole lectures, ...
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mp4 to mp3 conversion

I have worked on multiple tools that convert a "mp4" file to "mp3" format, but what I am really interested in, is there a way I can convert multiple mp4 files to mp3 format in a single go.
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Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files

When I try to launch mp4 video files in Ubuntu 14.04, there is only shown a green screen but no video. The audio is running normally. I use the standard video application in Ubuntu, I think this is ...
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why can't cinelerra handle my mp4 audio?

Loading mp4 files into cinelerra from my nx20 samsung, all I get is garbled noise. I've tried changing format, driver, etc. The only way to get the audio track is to strip it out and reformat into ...
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What options exist for viewing mp4 tags in list view? [duplicate]

I have several mp4 videos. When using Windows7 Explorer I can create a details view (or list view) of the mp4 tag information on these videos, which makes it easy to organize them by genre, title, ...
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Why doesn't the faac package support mp4?

In Ubuntu 13.10, faac doesn't support MP4. If you run faac --help you get: Freeware Advanced Audio Coder FAAC 1.28 Usage: faac [options] infiles ... Options: -q Set ...
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SMPlayer not playing MP4 format

I am trying to run some MP4 videos on SMplayer , but the player is only playing the audio, and no video is visible. The same file I open in VLC player is showing video + audio. I like SMPlayer, as its ...