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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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Encoding multiple video streams with a single avconv invocation

I played with avconv on Ubuntu and I'm now able to e.g. record the desktop with sound from a soundcard. One thing I wanted to do was recording two video inputs at the same time, for instance the ...
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How do I merge a folder of PNG images to a mp4 movie using avconv?

I have a folder containing many time stamped PNG images which I'd like to merge to a short movie. The contents of that directory looks like this: └── images ├── img_20130421_115547.png ├── ...
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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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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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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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How to install libav/avconv on OSX?

OSX comes with a command line video conversion utility avconvert but this tool provides limited functionality compared to the avconv provided by libav. How can I install avconv on OS X?
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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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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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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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reduce size of mp4 using avconv

I'm looking at this question Reduce size of MP4 and I want to do it using avconv, however, I'd also like to shrink the frame size by about half. My problem is when I do avconv -i "$file" -s 640x480 ...
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Accurate and reliable movie editing with avconv

I'm trying to perform movie editing in an automated way with avconv. It is made in two steps: extract some parts of an input movie: concatenate the parts to form an output movie: I tried some ...
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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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Avconv doesn't copy audio stream

I am trying to restream m3u8 link to my local rtmp server like this: avconv -i "http://mthls-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/219508/mthls/06.m3u8" -c:v copy -c:a copy -f flv rtmp://127.0.0.1:1944/live10 ...
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Seeking in live transcoding video (via rtmp)

this is my setup: avconv transcodes a video on the fly and send it to nginx which is configured with rtmp support. I can watch the stream with vlc for example. But I can't fast forward or so. I see ...
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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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avconv: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed

I'm trying to concatenate 2 or more mp3 files using the avconv, but I get the followiong error: Assertion mpah.frame_size >= (32 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 100) failed at ...
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Why would I choose Libav over FFmpeg, or is there even a difference?

From what I've seen it looks to me like Libav's avconv is thought to become a successor of ffmpeg — is that correct? If that's true, why is that so? What exactly is libav doing better and why would ...
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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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Libav, slow internet, the golden median

Some time ago I was to configure a streaming service, unfortunately there were surprises at every corner... (awesome official bugs, delays on deliveries and etc.) After tweaking around a lot I found ...
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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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User Generated Chroma Key Composite Videos with FFMPEG / AVCONV

I want to create a system where a user can upload two videos to a website, one of which has blue screen in the background, and the website uses AVCONV (or similar) to create a composite video of the ...
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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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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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How to use avconv or ffmpeg to convert any video to an exact size and shape

We have a system that supports streaming video, but we support multiple players. I have multiple systems that I COULD use for this. Currently, I've been using the media server that we use to stream ...
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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 ...
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avconv option -c:a copy

I am converting a bunch of videos from FLV to MP4 (for iphone compatibility) and using AAC codec it kept throwing out "invalid audio bitrate" or similar errors. I tried -c:a copy option and it works, ...
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Burn-in subtitles with avconv?

I have a mkv file and want to convert it to an DVD compatible mpg file with avconv. How can I also burn-in one subtitle stream from the same mkv file? avconv -i input.mkv -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -target ...
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How to make avi (MJPEG codec) by avconv for iphone?

I try to make video from pack of jpg by avconv and open it on iphone. I make avi file using MJPEG by command: avconv -r 10 -i %06d.jpg -r 10 -vcodec mjpeg -qscale 1 out.avi Eveything is ok on my ...
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Piping images to avconv at unknown fps

I am currently reading images from a camera "as fast as possible" (>50fps), outputting them as JPEGs, and piping them to avconv using the image2pipe input. What is a good approach to getting the ...
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How to convert any video to .avi with wmv1 codec using ffmpeg/avconv?

I have installed ffmpeg to convert a video. I am trying to convert a .mp4 to a .avi video with the codec wmv1. How to do this? I am using the command avconv in a Kubuntu terminal. Last attempt I did ...
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Automated avconv recordings script

I'm currently recording video from my IP camera to disk by making use of avconv (ffmpeg). avconv -i rtsp://192.168.1.1/stream -c copy pool.mp4 This works great as my feeds are already h264, I ...
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Read frames into Matlab with avconv

I have a very large video file (5.9 GB - 120fps at 1.3 megapixel for 2h) from which I want to extract a few hundred frames at known, sparse time points, and send via the shortest path to Matlab. ...
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Converting with avconv without trying to increase quality

This might just be a quick question or a matter of a specific flag, but I have a standard format that I use for storing videos on my computer. The idea is to cut down on storage requirements while ...
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avconv recording pulseaudio output monitor stretches audio

Recording audio from pulseaudio output monitor results in stretched audio: The audio falls out of sync as it moves slower than the video I've checked, the video is in sync, it's the audio that's ...
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What is the difference beetween ffmpeg and libav, and how to chech which one is used for application? [duplicate]

I am working with some gstreamer based application and some other streaming stuff and I came to some confusion: What is difference between libav and ffmpeg? I found no explanation what are they and ...
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How can I make the output format of a video the same as the input format?

How can I make the output format of a video the same as the input format for general case? avconv -i source -vcodec copy -acodec copy -movflags empty_moov -f ??? output I would not like to use -f ...