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Dump/load metadata with FFmpeg (WMA to MP3)

I need to convert WMA metadata into MP3 ID3 tags. FFmpeg should be able to dump them into a file and load them back to another using implemented mappers. I cannot find syntax of usage though: ...
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Cut part from video file from start position to end position with FFmpeg

I have a video file of 30 minutes, but I want to extract a video from 00:09:23 to 00:25:33. I can define the startposition with -ss, but I couldn't find one for the end position. Any help please?
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Lower mp4 file size

I have couple of (over 100) mp4 video files, which are approximately 15 MB each. I think they are unnecessarily high quality videos, I want to lower the sizes of each, by reducing the quality. I know ...
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Aspect ratio of video sliced with FFmpeg unintentionally changes

I am trying to extract a small part from a larger video without changing the codecs, resolution or something else. Therefore, I use FFmpeg with the following settings. ffmpeg -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Resources To Use FFMPEG Effectively [closed]

Lately i've posted a lot of questions about how to use ffmpeg. It's pretty clear to me that I am missing some sort background in video encoding and was wondering if any of my fellow superusers had ...
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FFMPEG converting from m4v to mp4 does not stop processing

I'm using ffmpeg to convert various types of video files into mp4s. The command I use works for most video files I've encountered, however when it encounters an m4v it never stops processing the ...
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ffmpeg hangs while transcoding .dv to .mov

I'm transcoding a bunch of files from .dv format to .mov I already transcoded a bunch of them, but now ffmpeg keeps hanging. It transcodes in one case up to 2 min 06 sec (out of 2 min 44 sec) and ...
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Undefined reference to _aacplusEncOpen

Following is the copy of my config.log file-> http://pastebin.com/embed_js.php?i=UyTBTTZv Following is copy of configure file-> http://pastebin.com/embed_js.php?i=2c15zppN Additionally: As of now ...
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Command encoding h264 baseline profile, level 1, with FFmpeg and libx264

Can anyone suggest a command to encode video to h264 baseline profile (level 1)? Here is a link for reference: http://blog.mediacoderhq.com/h264-profiles-and-levels/ I used this command but FFmpeg ...
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Error using ffmpeg to convert mkv to avi on Windows 7

I am using ffmpeg on a Windows 7 machine. I am trying to convert mkv files to either mp4 or avi. Here is the command I used: ffmpeg -i "C:\Path\To\Input.mkv" "C:\Path\To\Output.avi" Here is the ...
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Reencoding MXF (OP-1a) XDCAM HD422 MPEG into something useful

I am a bit desperate at this point. I have a video file in the MXF container format. MediaInfo identifies it as MXF (OP-1a) XDCAM HD422 and says the Video Stream is plain MPEG. I want to edit the ...
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Streaming Desktop using FFMPEG in windows

How to stream Desktop using FFMPEG in windows?? I have tried ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy and after that this to stream ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" -r 30 ...
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FFmpeg command to convert MP3 to AAC

I can issue this command: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k -ar 48000 -ac 2 -y output.m4a to create a m4a file. But when I issue this command ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -acodec alac -ab 128k ...
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Converting hundreds of pictures of naming style “frame_0000.jpg”, “frame_0001.jpg” into an avi?

I have all of these images as jpegs and I want to stream them into an AVI. I am trying to use ffmpeg with the command noted here but I get an error "No such file or directory". My exact command is ...
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ffmpeg for medium quality

I tried using the -sameq, and it works and got a good quality for the video, but I noticed the file size had increased greater than the original video. So how can I adjust for the medium quality? I ...
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ffmpeg image2 avi quality

I'm converting a set of images to avi, but the quality is very poor. How can I change the quality of a video? This is my current command: ffmpeg -i music.wav -f image2 -r 11 -i %%d.png video.avi ...
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ffmpeg not using full CPU power

I have a Dell Precision 490 workstation, running Ubuntu 11.10, with two dual core Xeon 5160 CPUs (so 2 physical CPUs, with 2 cores each), which I am using to encode TV recordings (MPEG2) to H264 using ...
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ffmpeg or mencoder - Convert a video using another one as a reference format-wise

I have two videos from different sources. I want to convert one of them so that its format, codec, framerate are the same as the other one. Is there a one-liner for it (where I can give the ...
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Join Audio and 2 Images Output as Video using FFmpeg and Video should be acceptable by youtube

I know this question is similar to the question here Join Audio and Image -> Output as Video using FFmpeg, But my requirement is bit more. I want to join to 2 image files with an audio file to ...
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High quality video frame grab under Linux

There is a software (I suppose there are more) under Windows, which claims to take high quality frameshots from videos, called Moment I suppose it works in a way that it takes a set of consecutive ...
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ffmpeg encoded video - seeking is “quantised” in VLC

I'm running the following command to convert an mp4 video into the VP8/Webm format: ffmpeg -y -i lists.mp4 -f webm -vcodec libvpx -vb 600k -r 20 -acodec libvorbis -ab 64k -ac 1 lists.webm When I ...
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How to get length of video file from console?

Suppose we have video file some_video. How to get length of it from a shell script (with mplayer/transcode/gstreamer/vlc/ffmpeg/whatever)? VIDEO_LENGTH_IN_SECONDS=`ffmpeg .... -i some_video ... | ...
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Extracting and re-combining audio from a video

I'm fed up with Vegas, Premiere, Pinnacle, SoundForge and all of the other editors I've tried. I'm trying to modify the audio of an AVI file, but all of the editors I've tried insist on re-encoding ...
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ffmpeg: video file played OK on Ubuntu, but no sound on XP

I created a video clip using ffmpeg (vcodec: mpeg2video, acodec: AC3 5.1). The file can be played normally on Ubuntu, but when I play it on an XP machine, there is no sound. I can play AC3 files and ...
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How to convert .mov videos to iPhone playable mp4 videos

I am trying to convert .mov videos to mp4(should be playable in iPhone) using ffmpeg.I am using Linux CLI. I have tried the following command: -i source.MOV -s qvga -b 384k -vcodec libx264 -r 23.976 ...
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DTS to AC3 conversion for LG TV using mediatomb DLNA server

I want to convert a MKV video file containing DTS audio to a stream with AC3 audio. I want to pass this resulting stream to mediatomb's transcoding feature. Mediatomb will transfer the stream via DLNA ...
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ffmpeg: images to 29.97fps mpeg2, audio not sync

I have spent a lot of time on this issue. Hope someone can help. I want to convert 3147 images + ac3 audio file into an mpeg2 video at 29.97fps (about 1m45s). My command: ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg/ffmpeg ...
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How can I use ffmpeg to accurately export images from a video file?

My goal; export a series of images from a video file using ffmpeg. I guess my issue is related to frames per second and bit-rate. I tried the following command: ffmpeg -i myVideo.mp4 -r 1 ...
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Time of splitting and encoding video with ffmpeg increases exponentially

I'm trying to split a video by subtitles and encode into .mp4(h.264/aac) using ffmpeg, but it takes so much time! First pieces of video are splited and encoded really fast, but for each iteration time ...
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How can I avoid a few seconds of blank video when using -vcodec copy?

I'm processing user-uploaded videos on a CentOS web server with ffmpeg. I need to convert each video to a standard size and format, then extract a 30-second sample clip from each video. I want to use ...
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Small pieces of video split by ffmpeg are not playing or playing with artifacts

I'm trying to cut a video file into small parts (0.5-5s) and encode these parts to h.264/aac with ffmpeg. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i 1.avi -ss 00:05:00 -t 00:00:01,50 -vcodec libx264 -threads ...
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“theora_encode_init failed” when converting FLV to OGG Theora video using FFmpeg

How can I use FFmpeg to convert a flash video (.flv) to an OGG Theora video to display in HTML 5? When I tried using ffmpeg -i dayinthelife.wmv -vcodec libtheora -acodec libvorbis -b 750k ...
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ffmpeg kills my audio stream

i am converting a bunch of avi videos to mkv, using simply ffmpeg -i "foo.avi" "foo.mkv". Now i have the problem, that in my output-mkv-file exists one video stream (fine) but only the first audio ...
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FFMPEG able to convert m4a -> mp3, but unable to convert mp3 -> mp3?

FYI: Fedora 8 running on Amazon EC2... Having a difficult time with FFmpeg doing a (what should be pretty simple) conversion. I can get FFmpeg to encode an mp3 file from an m4a file using the ...
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FFMPEG convert flv to mp4 without losing quality [duplicate]

Currently I'm converting .flv flash files to .webm and .mp4 files to be used with an HTML5 video player. _ I use this ffmpeg command for WEBM: ffmpeg -i filename.flv -vcodec libvpx -acodec libvorbis ...
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Stream video with FFMPEG, “Output file does not contain any stream”

I would like to stream an H.264 encoded elementary stream wrapped in RTP headers to a port using FFMPEG. I have tried the following command lines to no avail... ffmpeg -i 1080p_1.h264 -f rtp -vcodec ...
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how to create or extract a silent mp3 from a video file using ffmpeg or mencoder?

I am looking to create an mp3 of silence that is the same duration as the input video file using either ffmpeg or mencoder. Using ffmpeg I have tried this: ffmpeg -y -i in.avi -ab 8k -ac 1 -vol 0 ...
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How can I find out how big my encoded file will be?

I am converting a video using the following command: ffmpeg -i "input.avi" -vcodec mpeg4 -r 15 -sameq "output.avi" However I'm only interested in the file size of output.avi. Is there a command I ...
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How to use ffmpeg to add metadata to an AAC file without reencoding?

I'm using ffmpeg to extract just the audio stream from a video file: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy audio.aac This produces a clean audio file but without any metadata. To add metadata, ...
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Record mjpeg with ffmpeg

I want to record a mjpeg stream via ffmpeg, but as the framerate of the mjpeg is very unreliable the result video is at first to fast and the speed changes. The source i used to test is: ...
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Encoding MKV to DVD with ffmpeg

I'm trying to convert the file type of a movie file so I could burn it on a DVD disc. Here's the command and output: $ ffmpeg -i "/path/to/movie.mkv" -target dvd "movie.mkv" FFmpeg version ...
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How to create an uncompressed AVI from a series of 1000's of PNG images using FFMPEG

How can I create an uncompressed AVI from a series of 1000's of PNG images using FFMPEG? I used this command to convert an input.avi file to a series of PNG frames: ffmpeg -y -i input.avi -an ...
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`Ffmpeg` aptitude install seems to break packages.

I tried to install ffmpeg because I thought/think it is needed for compiling OpenCV. However, when trying to do that I think I screwed up. How can I undo what I did? $ sudo aptitude install ffmpeg ...
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Decent profile for transcoding to webm and mp4 files with ffmpeg [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What bunch of ffmpeg scripts do I need to run “Video for everybody”? I am in the process of converting large, high quality, mxf container files (using mpeg-1 ...
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Converting images to video using FFMPEG on Windows

I'm trying to convert a series of JPEG images into a time lapse video. They're in the format IMGP0001.JPG, IMGP0002.JPG, etc. From the looks of things, this should match the pattern IMGP%04.JPG. I've ...
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FFMPEG - How to demux LIVE multi-program transport stream?

Assume that I have a fifo of bytes that is essentially coming from a capture card. Basically, this is NOT A FILE ON DISK. The data in this fifo is a multi-program MPEG-TS. There are three ...
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How to display and capture webcam stream at the same time?

This command works perfectly for saving a webcam stream to a file: ffmpeg -f alsa -i default -itsoffset 00:00:00 -f video4linux2 -s 1280x720 -r 25 -i /dev/video0 out.avi How would I simultaneously ...
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What is mencoder's -speed option doing?

I need to change the playback speed of a video, but can't use mencoder to do it. Changing the speed that a video plays at seems like the sort've thing that any video encoding software should be able ...
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Most efficient way to convert a large ALAC library to MP3

I have a large library of CDs ripped to alac which I use as my main music library. I'd like to convert a copy of this library to vbr mp3 for portable devices, however I don't want to have to do this ...
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FFmpeg/X264: Split video mid-GOP without reencoding entire stream

I've got an H264 video (Stored in an MP4 file). Each GOP is approx 10s long. I want to trim the first couple of seconds off the video, which means I need to split the first GOP. Is there a way to do ...