Questions tagged [mencoder]

Mencoder is a command-line video encoding program; it is known as 'Mplayer's Movie Encoder' and comes with the Mplayer package. It can use a huge range of codecs to encode video and it can perform various rotate, scale and crop functions on video.

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How do I install MPlayer and MEncoder in Ubuntu 18.04.2?

I am trying to make use of OGMrip, a dvd encoder. I get an error every time that states I need to install MEncoder. How do I go about doing that? I have tried updating and this does not resolve the ...
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convert 720p to 1080p 60fps ffmpeg

I'm confused where to ask. I want to ask, please give the encode script to convert the video I made from 720p to 1080 60fps. when I check the video I can't reach 60fps if I use the script below ...
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Join / Concatenate / Glue mp4 files to one file using mencoder

I tried to concatenate some mp4 videos using mencoder like this: mencoder -ovc copy -oac pcm P10408*.mp4 -o new.mp4 When trying to play the new video I was asked to install some additional decoder ...
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How to convert an mp4 video by 180 degrees using ffmpeg or mencoder

After reading about how to convert a video by 90 degrees I tried these commands: mencoder old.mp4 -oac lavc -ovc x264 vcodec=mpeg4 -vf flip,mirror -o new.mp4 mencoder old.mp4 -oac lavc -ovc x264 ...
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converting several mkv files to avi at once

My crappy samsung will not read anything that has a .mkv extension. There's no way to install another video player since the android version is no longer 'updatable'. Since 99% of video files right ...
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Convert Side by Side 3D video to Anaglyph 3D

As the title says, how should one convert a side by side 3D video (as is the condition of a 3D video, when downloaded) to anaglyph 3D? I came across a few commands while searching for the solution, ...
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Rotated pictures

I'm a newbie to video encoding. My problem is: I have a set of pictures, some of them were taken with my camera rotated 90 degrees. I tried to use mencoder to make a movie with them but the result ...
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How to record a video and sound in a avi file from the command line?

How can I record, in a single command both video from my webcam and sound from my microphone in a .avi file? I tried below command: streamer -q -c /dev/video0 -f rgb24 -r 3 -t 00:30:00 -o ~/outfile....
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How to make Photofilmstrip work on Ubuntu 15.04

I wanted to install Photofilmstrip on Ubuntu 15.04 unfortunately it was removed from the repos. I managed to install it based on how to install mencoder in ubuntu 14.10?. Unfortunately mencoder doesn'...
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Install MEncoder on Ubuntu 15.04

I installed MEncoder following the answer at how to install mencoder in ubuntu 14.10? But when I use MEncoder, I got the error: mencoder: error while loading shared libraries: libswscale.so.2: ...
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Filenames cause wrong order when using mencoder to create a video from a sequence of pictures

I would like to create a video of pictures with mencoder, I can do it with: mencoder mf://*.jpeg -mf fps=50 -ovc copy -oac copy output.avi But the problem comes from the name of my pictures......
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How to merge multiple (more than two) videos on Ubuntu?

I want to merge videos in batch size of twenty (20) each. I'm running a Linux machine. The videos are in mp4 format and moderate quality. Some even have the audio stream missing. So far I've tried ...
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Convert a video to a fixed screen size by cropping and resizing

I've tried to figure this out myself, but the myriad of options just baffles me. I want to use ideally either ffmpeg or mencoder (or something else, but those two I know I have working) to convert ...
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how to install mencoder in ubuntu 14.10?

the subject say it all. I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and for some reason, they took mencoder out of the repos...I need it for a program called universal media server to encode videos to play on my ps3 ...
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Trying to merge .avi videos with mencoder

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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How to stop update for Mencoder & mplayer in my system (14.04)? [duplicate]

I have 14.04 installed but I have problem with mencoder & mplayer which always want to update to version from 2012 But I compiled mencoder & mplayer from sources so I get newest version. How ...
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What can I use to transcode MKV to MKV with good automatic compression?

I have a large DVD collection which I wish to convert to MKV with h264 and audio passthrough (unless there's something much better that the untranscoded AC3 or DTS) with subtitles. So far I have ...
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How to capture from TV card using mencoder?

How do I capture from tv card (/dev/video0) using mencoder? I tried with mencoder -tv driiver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:norm=pal_nc:inpu t=1:chanlist=us_cable:channel=13 -ffourcc DIVX -fps 25 -ovc ...
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MEncoder AC3 has no sound when run with VLC

Encoding video with MEncoder (MEncoder SVN R34540 (Ubuntu)) with AC3 codec from lavc, results in no sound on VLC 2.03. The encoded video sounds OK on Totem or Mplayer but there is no sound on VLC. ...
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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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Blu-ray player?

I'd like to play bluray discs in my laptop. I found the official documentation, and there it's explained that one should use mplayer and ffmpeg. Looking at the repositories, there exist two different ...
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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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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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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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DeVeDe won't open in Ubuntu 11.10

After installing the latest version of VLC player I found that DeVeDe had been removed & would not re-install. After following some advice on this site I managed to purge VLC completely & re-...
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Screencast 1024x768, What is the recommended encoding?

Using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, what is the recommended encoding for a screencast recorded at 1024x768? The tools I used were RecordItNow (KDE package that works great on Gnome) and OpenShot Video Editor. ...
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How to burn subtitle to avi?

I have tried several suggested methods and commands, mostly using mencoder with commands like this: sudo mencoder movie.avi \ -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame \ -sub movie.srt \ -font "/usr/share/fonts/...
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Concatenating AVI videos

I have some AVI videos from a vacation. The videos might have different frame rate and resolution, as they came from different cameras. What's the easiest way to concatenate these videos? Is there an ...
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How to make videos seekable with ffmpeg / mencoder

I'm using mencoder and ffmpeg to make videos with music playing over a single image. The videos play fine but I can't seek at all. I've tried generating them with -idx and even -forceidx and keyint ...
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How to add music to an image with mencoder

I'm trying to use mencoder to make a video that has music playing over a single image. I'm using mf to add the image and I always get a video with about one second of audio with a reported length of 0:...
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Can mencoder use multiple cores, or is there another aud-vid encoder which can?

I'm looking for a good audio-video encoder which can utilize all cores of a multi-core CPU. I've tried mencoder, but I can't see a "multi-core" option, and it appears to be using only one core at ...
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Missing /dev/dsp* - what do I need to do/install for sound input from mencoder?

Linux sound is generally very confusing to me, especially when two different machines running the same version of Ubuntu don't behave at all the same way. I'm trying to use mencoder to record a video ...
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 CPU not operating at full speed during Xvid encode

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit on a system with an AMD Phenom II X2 550 CPU overclocked to 3.5ghz (from the default 3.1ghz). When I perform an Xvid encode using k9copy/mencoder and check the speed ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...