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I am trying to reduce noise from the audio files I extracted from videos. The objective is to recognize speech, so I was trying to filter out the frequencies above 300 and below 3000hz. I tried to use equalizer filter by issuing command:

ffmpeg -f lavfi -i "amovie=input.wav,equalizer=f=1300:width_type=h:width=1000" output.wav

but it gives me error:

C:\Users\Sudh\Downloads>ffmpeg -f lavfi -i "amovie=input.wav,equalizer=f=300:w
th_type=h:width=3000" output.wav >output.txt
ffmpeg version git-2012-03-03-663d727-xuggle-4.0 Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the F
peg developers
  built on Mar 20 2012 16:24:58 with gcc 4.5.2
  configuration: --prefix=/d/desarrollo/xuggle --extra-version=xuggle-4.0 --ex
-w64-mingw32/captive/stage/d/desarrollo/xuggle/include --extra-ldflags=-L/d/de
ve/stage/d/desarrollo/xuggle/lib --enable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-nonfree
-enable-libx264 --enable-version3 --enable-cross-compile --cross-prefix= --arc
x86_64 --target-os=mingw32 --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libvorbis --enable-lib
eora --enable-libspeex --enable-libvo-aacenc --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enab
-libopencore-amrwb --enable-librtmp --enable-openssl --enable-zlib --enable-li
  libavutil      51. 41.100 / 51. 41.100
  libavcodec     54.  4.100 / 54.  4.100
  libavformat    54.  1.100 / 54.  1.100
  libavdevice    53.  4.100 / 53.  4.100
  libavfilter     2. 62.101 /  2. 62.101
  libswscale      2.  1.100 /  2.  1.100
  libswresample   0.  7.100 /  0.  7.100
  libpostproc    52.  0.100 / 52.  0.100
[wav @ 00000000006DB360] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5120000
[amovie @ 00000000006D9DF0] seek_point:0 format_name:(null) file_name:input.wa
[lavfi @ 00000000006D97F0] No such filter: 'equalizer'
amovie=input.wav,equalizer=f=300:width_type=h:width=3000: Invalid argument

I tried to use bandreject filter too

ffmpeg -f lavfi -i "amovie=input.wav,equalizer=f=1300:width_type=h:width=1000" output.wav

but with the same result saying "No such filter bandreject".

What am I missing? Is there a better way to reduce noise using ffmpeg?

Also I am using latest 64 bit static version from

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You should provide the complete ffmpeg console output as text instead of an image. It is easier to read, searchable, and does not depend on third-party hosts. Your ffmpeg is probably too old, but it would be easier to find out if you provided the complete console output. – LordNeckbeard Mar 24 '14 at 19:47
Hi, your ffmpeg version was built in 2012 -- the zeranoe site you linked to has builds from 2014 (today, in fact, as of this writing!). Is there any reason you are using such an old build when a much more recent one is available? It may not solve your problem, but there is very little reason to use an old ffmpeg since it is constantly evolving and improving. – allquixotic Mar 24 '14 at 19:59
You appear to be unzipping your ffmpeg into a different folder, or running the wrong file. It could also be picking up dynamically linked libraries in your downloads folder from old versions of ffmpeg. My advice: re-download the very latest build of ffmpeg from zeranoe, then unzip the file into a new folder. then try running that. do not copy or move the new ffmpeg.exe into the downloads folder. what version does it display now? – allquixotic Mar 24 '14 at 20:32
Do you have an ffmpeg on your %PATH% environment variable, maybe? – allquixotic Mar 24 '14 at 21:14
Since you found a solution you can provide and accept your own answer to your question in case others have the same problem (and also so other potential answerers know that a solution was found). – LordNeckbeard Mar 24 '14 at 22:32

I found the solution, which was simply migrating to the new version of ffmpeg from . Also make sure to restart the system and change environment variables to remove traces of older ffmpeg.

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