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

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ffmpeg issues producing an HLS live stream that works in quicktime

I am trying to produce an HLS live stream that can be consumed by quicktime. Using the command below, the resulting stream (when served by a python SimpleHTTPServer) is playable by VLC and also by ...
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FFMpeg : Creating a video clip of approx. 10 seconds when video duration is unknown without audio-

I am working on a project where I am looking to extract a video clip from an input video. I have found many links(Eg : link) which do this task, but in all this I have to specify video duration. ...
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Convert image based subtitle to text based subtitle inside MKV file

How do I convert a hdmv_pgs_subtitle (which is image based) to a text based subtitle in a MKV file? I have tried ffmpeg -i in.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy -c:s mov_text out.mkv but that results with the ...
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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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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 use a wildcard in FFMPEG?

Lets say I want every .mp4 file in a folder as an input file. How does one do that? It only reads it literal.
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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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FFMpeg : Converting a video file to a gif with multiple images from video

I am working on a project in which the user can upload videos. Is there any way with FFmpeg I can take some images from the video and create a GIF out of it? As the project is in Java, I have a way ...
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How do I split an audio file into multiple?

I found something for videos, which looks like this. ffmpeg -i * -c:v libx264 -crf 22 -map 0 -segment_time 1 -g 1 -sc_threshold 0 -force_key_frames "expr:gte(t,n_forced*9)" -f segment output%03d.mp4 ...
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How can I edit my bash script to account for whitespace entries? [duplicate]

I made a script to automate ffmpeg conversion from mkv > m4v > open the m4v in Subler.app to import the metadata manually, at which point I'll move the file into my iTunes library. I use iTunes ...
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Achieving a high-availability ffmpeg system ?

I was wondering if there's a way to realize a sort of "high-availability" ffmpeg system. Let's say, i have two Linux servers, server1 and server2, dedicated to do some video conversion with ffmpeg. ...
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How to check if a shared library is installed?

My question originates from my problem in getting ffmpeg started. I have installed ffmpeg and it is displayed as installed: whereis ffmpeg ffmpeg: /usr/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/X11/ffmpeg ...
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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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How to check if a video is completely downloaded?

I have a bunch of videos which I want to check if they are complete or not. Some of them may be downloaded partially, but they are not faulty. How can I efficiently check if these video are completely ...
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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 - Interpolate frames or add motion blur

I just watched the trailer for the hobbit, and a trailer for the avengers which both feature an increased framerate. A lot of the comments state that this isn't "true" 60fps since it was not shot at ...
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Play subtitles automatically with mpv

Subtitle files come in a variety of formats, from .srt to .sub to .ass and so on and so forth. Is there a way to tell mpv to search for subtitle files alongwith the media files and if it does to start ...
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ZoneMinder compiling error: “missing binary operator before token ”(“”

When installing ZoneMinder 1.25.0 in CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) the following error pops up when executing make: zm_ffmpeg_camera.cpp:105:44: error: missing binary operator before token "(" Full log: ...
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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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How to use a greped url provided by tshark inside a bash script?

I'm trying to use a url piped from tshark into a while loop. while read line ; do echo "$line" ffmpeg -i "$line" -c copy "filename" done < <(tshark -i tun0 -B 50 -P -V -q -l -Y 'http matches ...
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How to use sox or ffmpeg to detect silence intervals in a long audio file and replace them by zeros (aka suppress background noise)?

I have a long audio file that was created by concatenating many short files. I would like to detect silence between the speech segments (just a threshold is enough for my purposes) and replace them by ...
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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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use ffplay to play a list of audio files

There are many audio and video players but I would like to use one tool for many propose. So I would like to use ffplay as audio and video player. To play a one file the command is like this. ffplay ...
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FFMpeg : GIF to MP4 conversion throws code error.

I am trying to convert a GIF to a MP4. I am getting an error while doing that with specific parameters. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be nice. I would like a mp4 video with high quality, size ...
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How best to reencode video for lower-performance playback?

I have various video files as MKV, including some high-def (1080p) with FLAC audio. These can be played fine on a several-years-old PC with a mid-range graphics card (using mpv/ffmpeg), but when I ...
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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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How to create a gamma cross-fade of two pictures using ImageMagick?

I want to make a gamma composite image, as is common with making cross-fades between two video tracks. The composite frames of the cross-fade are made by cross-fading the gamma values of one picture ...
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How to restart script or reboot if FFMPEG / AVCONV get stuck?

I am using AVCONV to stream my webcam on Dailymotion, here is the command : avconv -f video4linux2 -s 853x480 -i /dev/video0 -f flv -b 800k -r 14 rtmp://publish.dailymotion.com/publish-dm/xxx I run ...
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How can I reduce a video's size with ffmpeg?

How can I use ffmpeg to reduce the size of a video by lowering the quality (as minimally as possible, naturally, but I need it to run on a mobile device that doesn't have much available space)? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 \( ...