`ffmpeg` is a free software project aimed at producing tools (libraries and programs) for handling multimedia data.

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How to convert a VOB file to avi?

I am trying to convert a VOB file copied from a DVD into an avi in Ubuntu 13.10. I tried dvdrip, which failed due to a frame count error or something. I tried acidrip as well, but it always choose an ...
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Merge two audio sources with x11grab, possible?

Currently I'm running with the following setup. ffmpeg \ -i http://pub1.di.fm:80/di_vocaltrance \ -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -r 25 -i :0.0 \ -c:v libx264 -preset fast -pix_fmt yuv420p -s 1280x800 \ ...
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How to enable libass on Linux?

I tried to enable libass for ffmpeg with this --enable-libass in command but it didn't recognise the command. Does anyone know how to enable libass on Linux?
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ffmpeg output.mp4 with size 0

I have a video upload script in php where i exec the following command exec("/usr/bin/ffmpeg -i ".$folder."/".$filenameIn.".mp4 ".$folder."/".$filenameOut.".flv 2>&1", $output); and the ...
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How can I use ffmpeg to split MPEG video into 10 minute chunks?

There is often a need in the open source or active developer community to publish large video segments online. (Meet-up videos, campouts, tech talks...) Being that I am a developer and not a ...
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ffmpeg -acodec copy does not copy all audio stream to the new container

I wish i can find ffmpeg help here at stackexchange. I'd been re-encoding old videos to libx264 to save up some storage space, as I thought it should be working based on documentation seems failing to ...
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Ffmpeg problems on centOS 5.8 64 bit

I did install ffmpeg with winff, unsuccessfully when I try converting avi to x264, it says I don't have it. When I try to convert mp4 to Xvid I get unknown encoder 'libxvid'. It's like nothing really ...
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Trying to compress avi file using ffmpeg

I used the command below to compress an avi file(using ubuntu) ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec msmpeg4v2 output.avi but I am getting these errors Incompatible sample format 's16' for codec 'ac3', ...
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ffmpeg - generate video with more then 2 images and 2 audio

I have n images (2 < images < n) and 2 audio files I generate a video like below and it works: $ffmpeg -f image2 -pattern_type glob -framerate 1/10 \ -i '*.jpg' -i "concat:Q.mp3|R.mp3" ...
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How to re-encode file A.mp4 with the same settings as B.mp4?

I have a MP4 file with AAC audio and H264 video, let's call it B.mp4. I also have file A.mp4 with the same picture resolution, but: different FPS possibly different audio/video bitrate different ...
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Convert jpeg sequence to movie stream, in realtime, using ffmpeg

I have a process that is creating a jpeg every X seconds. I know it's possible to use ffmpeg to convert a set of jpgs to a movie, but I want to do it in real-time because I am trying to stream it to a ...
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How to splice sections of a video with avconv?

I have figured out so far that you can cut a section from a video with avconv with a command like this (cuts from 1:00-3:00): avconv -ss 00:01:00 -i "input.avi" -t 00:02:00 -c:v libx264 -crf 23 ...
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bash: ffmpeg libx265 prevent output

I'd like to use the new codec x265 (libx265) to encode my video collection. For this I created a lovely bash script under linux which works in general very well! But something is strange: I prohibit ...
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mplayer not sending the correct user-agent

I am trying to play a stream through mplayer. Here is the command I execute: mplayer -user-agent "PS4 libhttp/1.60" -cache 8192 -v ffmpeg://http://the_stream_url.m3u8 The stream does not play due ...
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Bash script to convert all *flac to *.mp3 with FFmpeg?

I want to convert all *.flac to *.mp3 in the specific folder. This is what I've tried, but not works: # change to the home directory cd ~/music # convert all *.flac files ffmpeg -i *.flac -acodec ...
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ffmpeg: nvenc mit crf option - very low bitrate

I bought a new computer some time ago.. I installed nvenc for ffmpeg to encode my videos with the h264 codec. To optimize i used the -crf option but something went wrong.. I want to encode a full ...
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Copy file creation date to metadata in ffmpeg

I would like to copy the file creation date of an mp4 file into the file's metadata. I'm pretty sure this can be done with ffmpeg and some nifty Linux commands.
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FFmpeg - Split video multiple parts

I read the following thread, and the solution works if I want to split a video into pieces every two minutes: Split video file into pieces with ffmpeg The problem is that I want to split a video into ...
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Re-encoding video library in x265 (HEVC) with no quality loss

I am trying to convert my video library to HEVC format to gain space. I ran the following command on all of the video files in my library: #!/bin/bash for i in *.mp4; do #Output new files by ...
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Re-encoding video with ffmpeg including all subtitles but not all audio

I'm trying to re-encode video streams from a Matroska file to save space, while keeping all the subtitles as-is, using ffmpeg. I want to write a generic command that works without me having to specify ...
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ffprobe or avprobe not found. Please install one

I want to add tags to mp3 converted with youtube-dl & ffmpeg in CentOS 6: command line : youtube-dl -o '/Output/qpgTC9MDx1o.mp3' qpgTC9MDx1o -f bestaudio --extract-audio --metadata-from-title ...
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How to record v4l webcam with ffmpeg? Cannot find a proper format for codec 'none'

Goal is to capture video from my old usb webcam (device 0733:0430). Trying to save video gives this error. (I've tried both ffmpeg and avconv.) Command ffmpeg -f v4l2 -i /dev/video2 -s 160x120 ...
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Why was ffmpeg removed from Debian?

Currently, ffmpeg is missing from APT packages when using the stable versions of Debian and Ubuntu. There are numerous resources (example from SuperUser, another one from Debian's documentation and ...
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What's the canonical way to get individual stream size in a video file?

I have a video file. It contains a video stream, and a couple of audio and subtitle streams. I want to get the size of each of these streams. I've already looked at ffprobe/avprobe and mediainfo, ...
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Record high quality video and audio during Skype calls - Bash scripts [closed]

Background Recording live video and audio during a call (or during any X11 desktop activity) is not very difficult thanks to ffmpeg and the amount of help articles available (including this site). ...
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Problem with ffmpeg in bash loop

When running the following command line to convert multiple .mkv files into .mp4 files, things go awry. It's as if the script tries to run all the commands at once or they get entangled in each other ...
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Ffmpeg-php will not compile

FFMPEG: ffmpeg version N-54768-g8d9c1b3-syslint Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the FFmpeg developers built on Jul 16 2013 14:40:49 with gcc 4.4.7 (GCC) 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-3) configuration: ...
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gnu parallel: quoted arguments and spaces in file names. How to solve?

This is driving me crazy. I have a bunch of mp3 that I want to transcode using ffmpeg. I'm trying to use this oneliner (the script is bigger, this is the problematic section): find . -type f \( ...
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Compiling FFMPEG from source: cannot find shared library

I'm compiling FFMPEG from source using the guide for Ubuntu which I've used before with success. I'm compiling on a Vagrant virtual machine in VirtualBox on Ubuntu server 14.04. You can clone the ...
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ffmpeg libass CentOS 5.11

I just got a vps server and it has CentOS 5.11 and kernel 2.6.18. I need to install ffmpeg on it with --enable-libass. I have tried to compile but I'm having problems with libass because I have an old ...
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Merge two video clips into one, placing them next to each other

I have two video clips. Both are 640x480 and last 10 minutes. One contains background audio, the other one a singing actor. I would like to create a single 10 minute video clip measuring 1280x480 (in ...
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Help with MKV to MP4 Remux script [closed]

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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Trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible

I'm trying to record a screencast using ffmpeg but my mouse pointer is invisible. What am I doing wrong? This is the command: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 30 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 ...
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Anyone gotten the switch '-segment_times' working with ffmpeg?

While searching through U&L I noticed a fair amount of questions asking how to script the generation of ffmpeg command lines like these: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:10:00 -c copy ...
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Split a video to multiple chunks according to multiple starting and ending frame indices

Are there any tools (like FFmpeg or OpenCV) can split a video into multiple chunks according to some specific starting and ending frame indices? For example, given (0,20),(21,33),(40,60)..., each ...
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gcc on debian - Matlab interferes with ffmpeg?

This is a quite confusing problem. I wanted to use youtube-dl and it stops with the following error message from ffprobe (ffmpeg): ffprobe: ...
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How to set default subtitle with ffmpeg

I created a mp4 file from video, audio and .srt file. ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.m4a -i sub.srt -map 0:0 -metadata:s:v:0:0 language=eng -map 1:0 -metadata:s:a:0:0 language=eng -map 2:0 ...
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Interactively concatenate video files

How to concatenate (join) multiple MP4 video files into one file interactively? There are a lot of programs that do this for two files from the command line. For instance: ffmpeg avconv MP4Box ...
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How to grep standard error stream (stderr)?

I am using ffmpeg to get the meta info of an audio clip. But I am unable to grep it. $ ffmpeg -i 01-Daemon.mp3 |grep -i Duration FFmpeg version SVN-r15261, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice ...
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FFmpeg-php installation error on CentOS 6 x64 bit

I'm trying to install ffmpeg and ffmpeg-php. FFMpeg installed perfectly. When I try to install ffmpeg-php, I'm running ./configure and it's configured fine. However, when I run make it gives me the ...
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Encode with ffmpeg using avi to mp4

What command lines to use to convert from avi to mp4, but without destroying the framesize and making the file small as the original size or a little bit bigger, and same thing with mp4 to avi? ...
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Slow down mp3 audio

I love VLC's option of slowing down audio playback. Now I want to take my mp3-files to a portable player and play them there. Unfortunately the player does not have a slow down option. How can I ...
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Job control over a Bash script

I have a Bash script of a thousand lines each containing an ffmpeg command. I start this with source script and it runs just fine. However, when I try to take control of this script in various ways, ...
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FFServer streaming H.264 from Logitech C920

I'm having some trouble trying to implement a web live stream from my Logitech C920 webcam w/ H.264 encoding using ffmpeg/ffserver. Here is the configuration file I'm using for the ffserver: # Port ...
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How to stream with ffmpeg in a separate process

I need to stream with ffmpeg on Ubuntu. The streaming should be started from a bash script. Currently, I call ffmpeg like this, as a part of subroutine in a bash script: function startFFMpegEncoder ...
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allow non-root user to run programs compiled by root in /root/bin

I just finished and installed ffmpeg installation on a centOS box via the guide made by ffmpeg themselves https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Centos As it turns out, ffmpeg was installed at ...
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ffmpeg configuration error

I downloaded ffmpeg and followed the README. First thing, ffmpeg needs to be configured. But executing configure (./configure) says ~/Downloads/ffmpeg-2.7.2 $ ./configure gcc is unable to create an ...
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error while compiling ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file

When I run the ./configure command in ffmpeg source directory I get this error: gcc is unable to create an executable file. If gcc is a cross-compiler, use the --enable-cross-compile option. Only do ...
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ffmpeg batch convert .avi to .mp4 - in ash

I'm looking to batch-convert a directory (or several) of video files from .avi to .mp4 containers, just copying the video and audio streams across. I know the ffmpeg command to do this, and have no ...
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Miro player doesn't recognize subtitle from video encoded by ffmpeg

It was the first time I encoded a video on Ubuntu. I used ffmpeg to extract the video/audio, encode them and join with a subtitle to a new file. All these steps were fine. I used the following ...