The video-conversion tag covers software & formats related to converting videos from one format or container to the other.

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(Batch) converting a video while keeping the original time stamp/creation date

I need an easy way to convert videos to h264 while keeping the original creation date. Right now I'm doing it manually (encode, then edit the date), but it's a super boring task to do when I have 10+ ...
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Best video codec for filmed powerpoint presentation

I have some presentations that are filmed. The audio is the presenter and the video is all the Powerpoint slides (size 1024x768, video codec H264, audio codec AAC). I would like to reduce their ...
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Convert swf file to mp4 file using FFMPEG [closed]

I now want to show an html5 video on a html page. Now I have an sample.swf file, I want to convert it to .mp4 or .ogg or .webm file. I have tried: ffmpeg -i sample.swf sample.mp4 But I got this ...
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What is the “sameq” or “same_quant” option in FFmpeg? Does it mean “same quality”?

Often, I've seen FFmpeg commands using the sameq option, for example ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -sameq output.avi What does this mean? Does it mean "same quality"? If not, what should I use instead?
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Could not find codec parameters in ffmpeg in Windows

While trying to convert wmv to animated gif using ffmpeg in Windows 7, I ran into an issue. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ...
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Utility for converting wmv (or avi) to animated gif [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get ffmpeg to convert a .mov to a .gif? I'm looking for any console utility which can convert principally wmv files (or avi) to animated gif. Preferably the ...
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Handbrake settings to convert MKV to MP4 while retaining the original quality

I have a ton of MKV files I need to convert to MP4 and my chosen software is Handbrake. I'm stuck on which settings would be best for the conversion. I want to retain full quality. Do I just convert ...
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Converting videos to AVI with AVIDemux for compatibility

I am trying to convert a couple of short videos to AVI (XviD) using AVIDemux. I find that while the resulting videos play fine in VLC, they do not play in an XviD DVD player (nor presumably Xbox 360, ...
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Stream video from a computer to a tablet

I would like to watch presentations and college videos I have on my computer, from my tablet. There are almost a hundred of GB in videos, so I would like to watch them in streaming from my computer. ...
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converting to MXF using ffmpeg

I have been trying to use FFmpeg utility to convert a avi file using DNxHD to mxf format. I am using "FFmpeg" with params as following: ffmpeg -i ccvt_box.avi -vcodec dnxhd -video_size 1920x1080 -r ...
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VLC 2 Frozen / stuck on first frame of AVI video

Just upgraded from VLC 1.05 to VLC 2.03 (latest). Problem: Videos (.avi) get stuck on the first frame. (These same videos used to play just fine in VLC 1.)
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How I can normalize the sound on a video (mp4) file? [closed]

I have a video(mp4) that I would like to normalize the sound on. Any suggestions?
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Why is converting WMV to MP4 so slow?

I am trying to convert a video from WMV to MP4 with FFmpeg but it takes couple of hours. If I try to convert it to AVI it only takes about 10-15 minutes. ffmpeg version ffmpeg version ...
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How to cut at exact frames using ffmpeg?

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to cut video files at precise times. The ffmpeg help shows an option -timecode_frame_start to specify the starting frame but I am unable to get this command to work. The ...
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How can I merge AVI movies at 16:10 aspect ratio and maintain the aspect ratio in the output?

I recorded a bunch of 1680 x 1050 (16:10 aspect ratio) videos, and I want to merge them into a single video. I've been using Windows Live Movie Maker, but this only supports two aspect ratios: 16:9 ...
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Change bitrate of MP4 file

I have to change the bitrate of MP4 files on Mac OS X. What's the best tool to do this conversion? Am I able to do it with QuickTime?
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Avconv increases file size

I am using the version of avconv in Ubuntu 12.04 to archive videos. I would preferably use some kind of lossless video compression (e.g., huffyuv or FFV1), but using the original video stream (copy ...
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Batch-convert iphone MOV videos to a Windows-friendly format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Batch convert videos from MPG to AVI My iPhone records videos in Apple's MOV format. I do all my media management on a PC where MOV is cumbersome. I would like to ...
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How do I remux AVC/AAC MKV into H264/AAC WTV?

I would like to use Windows Media Center fast forward functionality to play video at 1.5x speed. With todvrms.exe included in DVRMSToolbox package, the conversion stucks at 99,81%. What is the ...
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Batch-split many AVIs in 2 parts?

how can I batch split many AVIs into 2 parts, with no conversion? NB: this didn't help much What is the best software to split and join avi files?
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Using Handbrake with Dropfolders to add subtitle automatically

I am using Handbrake GUI version and Dropfolders to execute Handbrake. I was able convert video files successfully without any parameter. It uses default preset I downloaded from lifehacker.com. Now I ...
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Batch Convert .mkv to .mp4

I want to batch convert all .mkv files in a folder into .mp4 with VLC. It should use the original video-/audio stream and if possible the .ass subtitle of the .mkv. It's not really a conversion, it's ...
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How to convert an MKV video to DivX format

I have a file in an MKV format and I want to convert it to a DivX format. Are there any tools out there which explain how to do this? I am fine doing a little coding on my own. I did try out the ...
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HLS video segmenting complications. How to create a transport stream with ffmpeg

I have h264 videos, and currently we're using Apple's HTTP Video Streaming tools and mediafilesegmenter to segment these files. What I need to do is to switch to alternative segmenter based on this ...
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FFmpeg convert video w/ dropped frames, out of sync

I recorded a video using Bandicam with the MJPEG encoder to get the least amount of lag. Now, I am trying to convert that massive file to a h264 avi using ffmpeg. I know there are dropped frames in ...
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Conversion from WMV to MP4 file fails with FFmpeg

When converting a WMV file to an MP4 file, it says [mp4 @ 0x989c160] track 1: could not find tag, codec not currently supported in container and Could not write header for output ...
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avconv giving error on audio stream

Trying to convert an mkv file to avi: avconv -i 1.mkv ./converted/1.avi Getting this output: avconv version 0.8.1-4:0.8.1-0ubuntu1, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the Libav developers built on Mar 22 ...
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Download and Convert live stream video

I want to download live streaming video from some websites and it seems Internet Download Manager can handle the job. However, the video I want is just a small part of the live stream and the the ...
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Conditional conversion of media

I have a collection of videos in various formats. While all of them play perfectly on my computer, it's a different matter when I put them on a stick to watch on my TV. I would like to convert them ...
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How does bitrate differ for the same resolution and framerate?

Reading about video quality I found that it depends of resolution, frames per second and bitrate, which decides the size of the video. My question is how the bitrate is calculated and how it can ...
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Handbrake output .WMV

I'm trying to convert .AVI files to something a DMA2100 (Windows Media Center Extender) has an easier time handling. I can play .avi files but if you stop the video you have to skip back to the same ...
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Video converter with directory watcher

I have a windows 7 ultimate PC setup as my media server which uses media center to push video/music/tv/etc. to different extenders including dma2100, dma2200. I was trying to find a video conversion ...
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Suggest format for video compression [closed]

I've a high-quality movie of 720*304 dimension with a size of 1.45 GB, and duration of 2:20 Hrs. I need to compress it to near about 700-750 MB with about 90% Picture quality and 70% sound quality. ...
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Application Error - faulting module

I use WinXP SP3, getting this error message since yesterday: Event Type: Error Event Source: Application Error Event Category: None Event ID: 1000 Date: 4/29/2012 Time: ...
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Free DVD Burning Options but for DVD Players not data

I used to use ConvertXtoDVD which was simple and awesome got the job done. But are there any good free options that allow you to burn a DVD video to a DVD that can be played in a player?
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Encode video into *.F4V file with h.264 video and AAC+V2 / HE-AAC audio

I need to encode a video into a *.F4V file with h.264 video and AAC+V2 / HE-AAC audio. I seriously doubt that any free software can do that, especially the audio codec which is patented. The only ...
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Lossless extraction of streams from WebM

I would like to extract streams from WebM video files without converting them (re-compression), can somebody recommend any software that can allow this?
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How to convert .flv to .m4v files through FFmpeg

I want to convert FLV files to M4V files. What is the exec (PHP) Linux code for this conversion?
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How do I convert .tsl video files from my Philips TV to a more common file format?

I have a Philips 6606H TV, which can record file onto my external hard drive via USB. The files are recorded into a .tsl file, which I have now copied to my Windows 7 PC hard drive. Now, I want to ...
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How can I convert trp video format to mpeg4?

Has anybody had experience with converting TRP format to MPEG4 or any other format playable on a PC?
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How to save a series of JPGs as an AVI at 30fps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to turn images into a video slideshow with sound I have a series of JPGs that were from a video file. They are named according to their frame number. How can I put ...
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Video format/codec for PowerPoint 2007?

I would like to add video files to PowerPoint 2007 slides (on PC). 1) Which codec should I use for maximum quality? 1b) Does this depend on computer-specific installed plugins/codecs? 2) Is there ...
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Audio/Video muxer which works in command line or API?

I am looking for a audio/video muxer which can work without user intervention like in a command line or API. I tried Avidemux but it seems to be finicky. Sometimes it works and many times not. Is ...
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Does a DVI-D source to VGA display converter exist at all?

Does anyone know if a video converter (or adapter) exists that converts a DVI-D video source (for example from a laptop) to a VGA display (for example a projector)? I understand that such a product ...
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ffmpeg to join videos

I previously learned that FFMpeg can join videos: However, I am attempting to join recorded over-the-air broadcasts (.ts files), and I believe that minor hiccups in signal quality are causing FFMpeg ...
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Why are my WebM files larger than OGG and MP4 versions?

I have some OGG and MP4 files and I am converting them WebM for use on my website. I have used VLC to convert to WebM. What I have noticed is the WebM file is 8MB while the MP4 and OGG are around ...
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How can I record my screen, with sound, and encode it live?

I need to record about two hours of streaming video. Is there a way to encode the video directly ? I've used fraps, but the files created are just enormous.
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How to extract subtitles from MP4 and MKV movies

I'm trying to extract subtitles from MP4 and MKV movies. I'm using mp4box (on OS X) but cannot figure out how it works. Any hints?
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FFmpeg produces empty file

I have problems with ffmpeg on OSX Lion. I am trying to convert the mpeg file and the output is always a file of size 400kb or so.. The command is: ffmpeg -i out_poem_big.mpg -s 1280x720 -vpre ...
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Extracting every frame from video file as image in OS X

What I want to do is extract every frame of a video file and output the images. I tried using VLC's commands through terminal, however it seems to be skipping frames, even though I turned off "skip ...