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avconv / ffmpeg covert images to video skips frames when frame type changes

I have an instance of ffmpeg that captures one fps from our home CCTV cameras. At the end of the day I have an ffmpeg script that takes those images and turns them into a video. This is fine with one ...
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avconv stream to rtmp via nginx-rtmp-module - convert into html5 file/stream

just keeping things short at the beginning. I stream via rtmp with avconv through a nginx configuration. Catching that stream onto a website is only possible via flash as far as i know. Nowadays ...
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avconv: Converting from .ts to H264, with high quality screenshots

I am using avconv to convert MPEG Transport Streams to H264. My main goal is to capture high-quality screenshots from the source video files. The TS files are interlaced, so I am first converting to ...
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Using ffmpeg to extract segment in the middle of long video

I need to extract a 30 second interval from the middle of a video, while converting it to webm. ffmpeg seemed like the perfect one liner: ffmpeg -i long.mkv -vcodec libvpx -b:v 1M -ss 02:00:00 -t ...
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Capture still image from remote ip cam using avconv

I'm attempting to capture a single still from an ip camera with avconv in ubuntu (server). Can anyone tell me what's wrong with the following command: avconv -i ...
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streaming to rtmp using avconv or ffmpeg

I have an IP webcam HiSilicon Hi3516C that I can successfully access from a raspberry pi. I can get still images by using a command like this: avconv -i "rtsp://192.168.1.10:554" myfile.jpg now ...
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mediainfo - different channels depending on source

What are the differences between "side" channels and "back" channels in multichannel audio? I'm converting .mlp files (from a DVD-A) to FLAC and I'm slightly confused by how the channels are ...
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How to install libav manually for Video Download Helper on Windows 7?

I'm trying to get the Firefox Extension "Video Download Helper" (VDH) to convert and record videos. The suggested way of doing this is to install a precompiled version of libav called "Convert Helper" ...
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Pipe remote jpg webcam image to ffmpeg as video

I have a cheap ip webcam. All it provides is a single http url to a static jpg file. Such as http:///image.jpg. Repeatedly requesting the same url will provide subsequent frames from the ip camera. ...
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Basic conversion of sequence of images to avi with avconv

I'm trying to convert sequnce of images to small avi. Each image should be shown 2 seconds. I'm using this basic command sudo avconv -r 0.5 -i test%05d.jpg out.avi I get the output, but it shows ...
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avconv - how to use two input files for transcoding to maximize quality

Let's say I have two video files encoded in lossy formats, for instance sample.mp4 (H.264) and sample.265 (H.265). Now I want to transcode to sample.webm (VP8). We all know transcoding degrades video ...
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How to extract Blu-ray audio without any conversion?

As avconv (forked from ffmpeg) said, the format of Blu-ray audio stream is called pcm_bluray, but why most of the tutorials say using -acodec pcm_s**le flag (** depends on its sample rate)? Are they ...
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avconv stream dies after 2 hours

I have a live stream running from a Raspberry Pi camera using the following command: avconv -f h264 -r 25 -i fifo.264 -metadata title="Raspberry Pi Camera Module (LIVE)" -f flv ...
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Combine audio and video with avconv not merging video

I am trying to combine a ripped stream from YouTube that seems to be in a weird format. Anyway, the video and audio seem to play on their own but when I tried to combine it, the file size is just a ...
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Hardcoding FFMPEG subtitles on MP4 / MKV

I am using FFMPEG to hard code subs into a video. Having read many posts on the best approach, and whether to use mkv or mp4, but am still none the wiser. The code below uses an mp4 file. The ...
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avconv stream video from USB webcam without delay

I need to stream video from USB webcam. I am using avconv, but it has delay min 5s. Is possible to stream in real time without delay? avconv -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -vcodec libx264 -f mpegts ...
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How do I get avconv/ffmpeg to output video with specific tbn, tbc

My father can only use an old video editor (Pinnacle Studio 12) that is very picky on what video files it imports. Here is the output of avprobe one of the videos it manages to import: encoder: ...
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How to constrain/stretch a video to a fixed duration using ffmpeg or avconv?

So I have a few hundred clips of videos, about 1 to 5 seconds each, that I'd like to all play at 2 seconds each...this means for the 1 second videos, they get stretched out, and the 5 second videos, ...
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Conversion from WebM to MP4 in Ubuntu is slow and bad quality

I have used the command ffmpeg -i input.webm -q:v 10 -c:a copy out.mp4 I also tried using avconv instead of ffmpeg. The conversion is successful but the quality is bad. Also it takes a lot of ...
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avconv: convert sequence of randomly-named images to video

I have files named like alice.png, bob.png, charlie.png (there are hundreds of them) and I would like to make video from those. What I try is avconv -i alice.png -i bob.png -i charlie.png -r 25 -b:v ...
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Delete .avi videos by length using Linux terminal

How can I delete videos, via terminal, by length of the video? I have a cutoff point of 30 seconds, and I want to delete anything under that. If I select by size (find . -type f -size +27818098c) it ...
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FFmpeg / libav / Avconv settings to add higher contrast to a video

I successfully convert videos to mp4 from images turning the video black and white, is there a way to add contrast and brightness to balance the higher contrast so that it looks sharper? Here is the ...
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What parameters for lightweight HTML5 video with avconv? [duplicate]

I have this: avconv version 0.8.16-6:0.8.16-1, Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the Libav developers built on Sep 16 2014 23:10:48 with gcc 4.7.2 Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'film.mp4': ...
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How to install libav-tools in centos 6

I used tutorial to compile it from source but it never worked for me. I am facing error on following points Download x264 codec and compile it: git clone git://git.videolan.org/x264.git x264 cd ...
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avconv and ffmpeg: errors reading png files

I'm trying to use avconv to overlay data onto a video. I generate PNG files representing the overlay data at 4fps. The PNG files are the 120px wider and 60px taller than the original video, because ...
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Force avprobe format detection

I have a gif file without an extention called loop. the command avprobe loop returns: [mp3 @ 0x7faa59004a00] Format detected only with low score of 1, misdetection possible! avprobe subsequently ...
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How to limit a source filter with avconv?

I'm combining multiple videos to show them side by side using this script: avconv -i Input0.mov -i Input1.mov \ -filter_complex "color=black:1280x720:24 [BLACK]; \ [0:v] fifo, crop=640:640:320:8, ...
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How do I extract the timestamps associated with frames ffmpeg extracts from a video with the -r option?

ffmpeg -i myvid.mp4 -r 25 -t 100 image-%d.jpeg Is the command I'm using to extract frames and it's working just like I expected. However I'd also like to look at the timestamps of the frames. ...
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How to strip metadata from MP3 files?

I want to strip metadata from MP3 files. In a brief: How to simply get a stream of pure MP3 frames out of a MP3 file – by means of command line tools? Preferable using tools out of the box of a linux ...
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avconv gives empty output

I tried converting a video file to a desired format using FFmpeg through WinFF. I have specific demands about some aspects of the output file, while other aspects should be set in a way which will ...
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Piping output from ffmpeg/avconv over ssh to a file

I like to pipe the output from ffmpeg/avconv over ssh to a file. I would like to do something like this. ssh USER_NAME@SERVER_IP "avconv -i ...
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avconv: Overlaying & Offsetting Videos

I am trying to overlay multiple videos in a split screen, with different offset (Audio, video both offset), initially I tried offsetting & overlaying like following avconv -i 1.webm -itsoffset 2 ...
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Why does avconv change the fps when deinterlacing?

I have a .MTS 1080i of 25fps (mediainfo) that I deinterlaced with avconv -i input.MTS -vf yadif -c:a copy output.mp4. As the wiki says, the default value for yadif is 0 which "outputs one frame for ...
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Confused about timecode/fps results when using avconv/avprobe

I'm using avprobe to get information about timecode and fps from videos. Getting the information isn't a problem but I'm a bit confused as to the result. When running avprobe on an H.264 file I'm ...
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Concatenate .mp4 videos of different encoding parameters using avconv without losing quality?

How can I use the avconv tool to concatenate multiple .mp4 videos of different encoding parameters in a single container, without losing quality?
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Convert mkv with AVC High@L4.0 to mp4 with ACV High@L4.1 or higher

I am trying to convert some mkv files I have to mp4 so that they can be played to my chromecast. Here is the information about the video files. mkv file information As you can see that the video ...
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How to convert from .avi container to .mp4

I have an .avi file containing the following streams: Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile), yuv420p, 608x256 [PAR 1:1 DAR 19:8], 23.98 tbn, 23.98 tbc Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 ...
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Access to IP camera stream

I'm trying to set up three IP cameras I got for using them in ZoneMinder. According to the webinterface of the camera, the stream can be viewed at: http://192.168.47.202:8090/live.asf But, since I'm ...
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Split MKV based on Chapters

I have a long MKV file which I want to split into its individual chapters. Running ffmpeg -i long.mkv gives me all the information about the chapters embedded in the file: Duration: 01:23:45.80, ...
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Debian: Version number of installed package differ from those in repository causing dependency issues

I can't install libav-dbg due to dependency issues with version numbers of installed packages, that do not correspond to those in the repository. How is this possible, and how can i resolve the issue? ...
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Ubuntu Screencasting: Libavdevice segmentation fault

I'm trying to stream to twitch a screencast of a remote desktop, but I meet some segmentation fault. The OS is: Xubuntu 14.04 , xfce, x2go I tried with Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, ffmpeg and avconv, ...
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Converting RAW Blackmagic Intensity Card frames

I am trying to convert raw video frames that I have captured using a Blackmagic Design Intensity card. The output frames are of the format: YCbCr 4:2:2 packed 8 Bit UYVY Abekas How can I convert ...
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How can I save an avconv/ffmpeg command for later?

I'd like to save my entire avconv command with options so that I can reuse it without typing it in every time. I would still need to specify the input and output filenames. How do I do this? I'm on ...
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Using avconv to convert an animated gif to mp4 with sound

I want to convert an animated gif and a midi (music) file into a mp4 video. Is it possible? I saw a lot of topics on documentation, foruns and stackexchange sites, but I didn't find. It works with 1 ...
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How do I capture my second monitor using avconv?

With this command: avconv -f x11grab -s 2560x1440 -i :0.0 I can stream video from my main monitor. I also have a second, 1080p monitor on which I do my gaming. I want to stream from that monitor. ...
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speed up video using avconv without quality loss

After having read this page, I'm using avconv (which in this case is apparently same as ffmpeg, and which I need to use instead since I'm on Ubuntu trusty) to speed up a .swf video. I don't want a ...
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Why can't I seem to get the framerate right when using avconv to convert a sequence of images to a gif?

I need to convert a series of images to gifs. I found three broad ways to do this. One involving ImageMagick, One involving gifsicle and another involving avconv. I can't use Imagemagick because ...
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FFmpeg/Avconv: Scaling Filter “Error when evaluating the expression”

I'm trying to scale a video with FFmpeg with the following command: ffmpeg -i input.jpg -vf scale="'if(gt(a,4/3),320,-1)':'if(gt(a,4/3),-1,240)'" output_320x240_boxed.png This is taken verbatim ...
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Video concatenating, with overlay

I have a video recorded from a gopro which is split into 3 parts as the maximum filesize is reached after about 17 minutes and the gopro automatically splits it into multiple parts. I also have a ...
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Reducing video size with avconv… why does the size increase?

i have an android video: $ mediainfo 20140324_192544.mp4 General Complete name : 20140324_192544.mp4 Format : MPEG-4 Format profile ...