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How can I choose which audio and subtitle tracks to keep when converting from MKV to MP4 with FFMPEG?

I have an .mkv file where there's 2 Audio tracks and 2 Subtitle tracks (SRT format). I want to convert that .mkv to mp4 and have it have Audio track #2 and Sub track #2 as the ones to play when I ...
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Converting .mov for Davinci Resolve

When using Davinci Resolve, "H.264 and 265 require the paid version on Linux" FFMpeg comes boxed with Ubuntu, and can be used to convert video files. What filetype should they be converted ...
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How to rotate a specific part of a video file?

I have a large video file (2.2 GB) and one part of the video is not oriented in the correct way: the first part is fine, but the second part is rotated by 180 degrees (480*1066 pixels). To solve the ...
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ffmpeg: mp4 to camera: Conversion

I found the following question and tried to send a mp4 video to my camera: Is there any way ffmpeg send video to /dev/video0 on Ubuntu? I used the following command: ffmpeg -re -i fakezoom.mp4 -map 0:...
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Command line video renderer: Nokia 3310

I have a Nokia 3310 and it has a video player. Unfortunately, it has to have videos specially rendered for it at very low resolution and with very specific codecs. (MPEG-4 video) I was wondering if ...
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Saving DVDs losslessly

I have a bunch of DVDs/CDs that are slowly collecting dust because I almost never pull out the DVDs. There's an assortment of home videos, songs/movies/photos I've burnt on myself, songs/movies/photos ...
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lossless conversion of wmv to mp4 video in Ubuntu command line

How can I losslessly convert a wmv video to mp4 using Ubuntu (20.04) command line?
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How/Can I use Nvidia GPU in Handbrake?

system configuration intel i5 9300H nvidia 1650(m) ubuntu 20.04 gnome 3.3 nvidia driver 450 Recently I tried to crop and re-encode a video to x265 using Handbrake . I switched to Nvidia on demand in ...
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Batch Convert MP4 with ffmpeg

I have a whole bunch of text files, jpg and mp4 in a folder. I want the jpg and text files to be left alone. I want to compress all the mp4 using ffmpeg's -crf argument with a value of 23, to save ...
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Trim a 360-degree GoPro Video in Linux?

Is there a command line (or GUI) utility to trim a 360-degree *.mov file? The file was made using a GoPro Fusion Camera. I've tried ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i File_A.mov -ss 00:00:00 -to 00:03:23 -c copy ...
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How to convert an ATS video with no compression to a mp4 video?

I am using ResearchIR software in Windows 10 and I wonder if there is a tool or command in Ubuntu 20.04 which can convert the output of a thermal camera capture that is .ats with no compression, ...
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How to fix incorrect aspect ratio in video files

I have a number of video files of various formats (mostly MP4 and FLV) that have apparently been encoded with the wrong aspect ratio, so when they are played with standard settings they appear ...
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Zoom converting videos on Lubuntu not working

On my main computer (Ubuntu 18.04) when I double-click a Zoom (video conferencing) unconverted video, it converts just as one would expect. My work computer is extremely minimally equipped so I ...
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Converting and size reduction of .m2t video for Flickr?

I have a .m2t video file that I would like to upload to Flickr. Can someone advise the best way to go about reducing the file size to <1gb and changing the file type to one that is accepted by ...
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How to watch transcoded video from transcode?

I used command transcode -J stabilize --mplayer_probe -i "Video.MOV" and after that I've got an output file with .trf. What to do now?
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How to resize and convert mov to mp4 on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a very heavy mov video that I need to convert to mp4 and resize. I tried some applications like Mencoder and Ffmpeg but none worked. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
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Star Trek Continues: ffmeg dvdsub: overlapping subtitles

So I've downloaded the free fan-created Star Trek Continues Blue-Ray ISO for Episodes 1-3 and I'm trying to convert the FHD 1920x1080 to SD 960x540 to be able to watch on my phone: ffmpeg -...
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How can I convert an animated WebP to a WebM?

I would like to convert an animated WebP file to a WebM. However, most tools only support converting to an animated WebP but not back, when they support animated WebPs at all: ImageMagick's convert ...
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What is the most accurate way to make a digital copy of a DVD?

I'm interested in making accurate, future-proof digital copies of some family movies which are on DVD. What is the recommended way of doing this in 2019? I am inclined to think that it would be best ...
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Any way to fix this mp4 that was cut off during recording

I took a video with my Android phone but failed to press the Stop button properly. So my phone ran out of disk memory and the Video App probably just cut off the file. After copying the file (size 2....
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How to play AV1 videos on Ubuntu 16.04.5

In both totem and vlc, I cannot play AV1 videos. Sample videos can be downloaded here. How can I watch AV1 videos on Ubuntu 16.04.5?
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Convert a video by setting the final size

Is there a way to set the maximum final size for video converting using ffmpeg (or any other CLI based video converter)? Like if I have an 100mb video and want to convert it to a 10mb video with the ...
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muxing overhead: unknown Conversion failed! ffmpeg

Why do I get this error and how to fix it? [jalal@goku imageSequence]$ ffmpeg -i video_0.avi -qscale:v 1 keyframes/vid0/img_%%06d.jpg ffmpeg version 2.6.8 Copyright (c) 2000-2016 the FFmpeg ...
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How to re-encode video into H.264 when ffmpeg Unknown decoder 'libx264' despite --enable-libx264

I'm trying to re-encode a video into H.264 with ffmpeg. I'm using Ubuntu Studio 17.10. I also installed libavcodec-extra, libav-tools was already installed, I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras. ...
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How can I convert all video files in nested folders? (batch conversion)

I have lots of large video files of my kids (.MTS format). Now I would like to convert them into divx / xvid to save hdd space and also have the ability to watch on my TV set. Video files are stored ...
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How to render a video with vp9 webm codec?

How can I render a video using FFmpeg or any other tool to get a video with google's vp9 webm codec? The closest I have got was using openShot to get a vp8 webm video.
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes when doing any kind of videochat

I have a Dell notebook, with a processor Intel® Pentium(R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60GHz × 4, 64 bits architecture, 3,8 GiB memory, and Intel® HD Graphics (Cherryview) graphics. The problem is that every time ...
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Set bit depth in FFmpeg encoding for HEVC?

FFmpeg is now supporting 10-bit and 12-bit encoding for x265, But I couldn't find the proper command line options for encode them in those bit depths. Can someone specify that options?
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What would be a good replacement for avidemux in Ubuntu 16.04?

Apparently avidemux is not supported in Ubuntu beyond Trusty (14.04) What would be a good replacement for it in later versions like 16.04 LTS or more recent? I am actually looking for a program to ...
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Are there any apps to resize videos in Ubuntu?

I have a 20-min video that my friend has recently recorded, but the whole thing occupies 1 G. Is there a way to reduce it to something that can be emailed to people without completely using the ...
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What is the easiest way to add watermark to a video?

It can be image watermark or text watermark. I would prefer text watermark though. I am unable to find a good solution to the above problem. Kindly help me. Video format will be mostly a MP4 H.264 ...
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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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Where can I find video pixel formats' definitions/characteristics?

My web (RealSense 410) 3D video camera has some proprietary formats, e.g. Z16, Y8I, and Y12I. Where can I find these formats’ parameters - like image type (e.g., 16 bits unsigned), little/big endian, ...
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How can I convert an MP4 to AMV?

AMV video format is a proprietary video file format, produced for MP4 players, as well as S1 MP3 players with video playback. How can I convert MP4 videos to AMV? I want to do this to make it work ...
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How to create a video from a series of images [duplicate]

I have a series of 20 .tif images. I want to create an .avi video from them but I want each image to be shown for 4-5 seconds. I tried ffmpeg but I cannot find a way to make them be shown for this ...
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How to View .m4s files in Ubuntu 16.04?

Situation: unable to view .m4s files in Ubuntu 16.04 Motivation: I recorded videos by Chrome's addon, GetThemAll, and get a result of 10 .mp4 videos Unsuccessful viewers/converters: vlc, http://online-...
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Lossless video compression codecs

I want to create a video (bar.xxx) that is lossless from a video (foo.xxx) using ffmpeg. Could you please show me the parameters for such a video. The video must be playable on VLC and/or Totem. The ...
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Convert files to MP4 in sub directories

I have my film and series collection in one directory, which obviously has a lot of sub directories and a lot of different formats. It's constantly being added to by all of us here. What I'd like to ...
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WinFF: Preset to convert to H.265/HEVC under Xenial Xerus?

How do I use WinFF to produce files in the video format H.265/HEVC under Xenial Xerus? I would like to have a WinFF preset to make this an easy, one-click procedure...
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How to remux MP4/MKV files using GUI?

So I have MKV/MP4 with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks. I want to remux the video so only 1 audio and subtitle is present. On OS X, I currently use a tool called MP4Tools/MKVTools. ...
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How to make video clips suitable for iPod Classic 160G under Xenial?

I am able to sync my music collection with iPod Classic 160G under Xenial Xerus using GTKPod. But I would also like to place music videos on the same device. Using Xenial Xerus what conversion ...
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Combine h.264 video and opus audio stream into single video file

I have a video file encoded as H.264 in an mp4 file and audio encoded as Opus in a webm file. What would be the best way to combine these files into one mp4? I don't want re encode the files and lose ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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How to convert webm video to mp4 when encountering errors for unsupported LBRR frames and decoding SILK/Opus

I have a low quality, but playable .webm video. It was recorded from a webrtc live stream that seems to have been on a bad connection. There are not many video frames and the audio cuts out for a ...
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How can I convert .osp files to other formats?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I recorded a video and edited it with OpenShot Video Editor. It was all good. But then I couldn't upload the video because it's format is .osp. I searched how to convert but I didn'...
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Converting png files to a movie?

I've been trying to make a movie using a bunch of png files, however without any success. The following command convert -delay 100 -loop 0 *.png animation.mpeg yields convert.im6: delegate failed `"...
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Converting .mov files to .mp4 using FFmpeg

The conversion answers that I have seen on the web suggest using a -c option in the command line using FFmpeg. However using Ubuntu 14.04 the -c option does not exist in FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.1-4:0....
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How to compress huge video files? [duplicate]

My Canon camera realize videos with the characteristics described in the picture. The problem is that those files are huge (1Gb for 2 minutes). Is there any application which allow me to compress or ...
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Remove audio Tracks from a video file

I have a bunch of video files with 2 audio tracks. They are avi files. The audio tracks have no labels and when I try to play them the default track has no audio. There are 2 more tracks, the second ...
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Can not play video, can not figure out why

I have this video film that I can not play, and I try to figure out why, on ouput of mediainfo -l I get this: Complete name : 101064-HD-FR.mp4 Format ...
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