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

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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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Resizing videos with ffmpeg/avconv to fit into static sized player

I have a html 5 video player which is 700px wide, 400px high. I'm trying to use avconv to use ffmpeg to resize (while retaining the aspect ratio) and making sure it fits into my player. Input can be ...
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What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? [closed]

What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? I have used "Dr. DivX" long back. Is there any better tool to rip DVDs?
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Convert AVI to MP4 keeping the same quality

I want to compress an AVI file to MP4 using an h.264 codec. I could not get the same quality. How can I compress it? Original Video: Original Video Screen: FFmpeg console output (ffmpeg -i input....
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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 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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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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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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What is the easiest way to convert MPEG video to FLV format?

I have MPEG video (.mpg) that I would like to convert to FLV format for use in Flash players. What is the easiest (idiot-proof) way to do this on a Windows machine?
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How do I convert WTV (and DVR-MS) files into a smaller standard format?

The external hard drive on my HTPC is almost full and so I'm going to need to convert a large number of the films recorded from the television (in WTV format) into something smaller. At present, a 2 ...
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Batch convert videos from MPG to AVI

I have a few hundred short MPEG files (each ~10 seconds) that I need to batch convert to AVI. What would be the best way to do this? I've tried using WinFF but the quality was very subpar.
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Ffmpeg sync error, first image showing really fast

I want to converting my images with mp3 to videos... but first slide is showing up really fast. I want to each slide duration 5-7 seconds or so RAW material MP3 Files My list Images FFmpeg git-...
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Converting home video tape to digital? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac? My mother has some old home movies recorded on video tape that she'd like to convert ...
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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 can I watch a side-by-side 3D video in 2D?

I have a 3D movie (.MKV), with side-by-side 3D, and it works just fine at home. Now I want to see it at my friend's house, and they don't have a 3D system. Is there any way to crop one of the sides ...
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Fix an m4v video that has lagging audio (audio and video out of sync)

Here's a similar question for windows: Tool to fix video that's out of sync with audio? I'm hoping to solve this problem on a Mac. I've tried Handbrake and Avidemux (the latter seems to have an ...
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Use ffmpeg copy codec to combine *.ts files into a single mp4

I've got a bunch of ts segments described by a single index.m3u8 file: index.m3u8 segment1_0_av.ts segment2_0_av.ts segment3_0_av.ts segment4_0_av.ts segment5_0_av.ts I know they ...
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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 ...
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FFmpeg tweaks for converting from WMV to FLV?

When using ffmpeg to convert from .wmv files to .flv files, I find that either the quality is too low or the bps is too high. I am working on a Ubuntu Linux installation. Any suggestions? The bps ...
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FFMPEG - Convert a video to a timelapse

I'm using ffmpeg in flash builder (Action script 3) to convert a video to a time lapse of the video. I've worked out how to use setpts to do this, but the resulting output file is the same length as ...
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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 time....
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How to make an MPEG2 video file with the highest quality possible using FFMPEG?

I have got a WMV (v9 (WMV3), 960x720, 30.000030 fps, planar 4:2:0 YUV, produced by PowerPoint 2010) file and need to convert it to MPEG2 - the only format my TVset can read from an USB flash drive (I ...
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FFmpeg x264 Encode Settings

My new Canon Vixia HF G30 video camera has an option to encode directly to 35 Mbit/sec Mp4 at 1080p60 and it does a nice job. I primarily use it to record my daughter's high school basketball games. ...
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How can I check the integrity of an avi file and repair it automatically in Linux?

I have an avi file and tried to check it as suggested here. But after a short while I just got a segmentation fault, without any other information! How is it possible to fix/repair this avi file? ...
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ffmpeg settings for VHS mpeg2/mp2 to H264/MP4 VBR conversion and reducing file size

My input is as follows: Input #0, mpeg, from 'D:\Videos\2015.mpg': Duration: 01:49:08.74, start: 0.220000, bitrate: 4940 kb/s Stream #0:0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p(tv, bt470bg), ...
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What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding?

I'm interested in transcoding a video I own for use as a screensaver; size isn't an issue, but I want to stress the processor and video card as little as possible as far as video decoding goes. What ...
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FFMPEG for animation of image files outputs all-black video

I am trying to create an animation of a few images ("f_01.png", "f_02.png", ..., "f_08.png") that are each a different solid colour, but it always outputs a video entirely made up of black frames. ...
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Convert AVI into H.264 that works inside an HTML5 Video tag

I would like to convert an existing black and white AVI into an H.264 video that works inside an HTML5 video tag. I'm currently using this ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i file.avi -y -c:v libx264 file....
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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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How to convert Webex' WRF to any other video format?

I've recorded a Webex WRF screencast and I'd like to convert it to WMV or AVI or something. The Webex Editor keeps saying it needs Windows Media Player 9. Is there any other way to convert WRF?
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How can I use an audio file without having to re-encode it to output an audio stream with the same format?

I have two input files, a still image that's going to repeat itself as frames and an audio file. How can I use the audio file without having to re-encode it to output an audio stream with the same ...
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Convert large .mov file to .avi or other small file format

I have a large 3G .mov file that I need to post online or attach in an email (hopefully the final output will be less then 100mb). What is the best way for me to do this, quickly and for free?
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Import MKV, AVI, etc. video files to iTunes 11 without conversion

Recently I had the idea that it would be good to organize all of my movies and TV shows into one central application (kind of an inventory), and from the research I have conducted, I was able to ...
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Why does FFmpeg append blank black video to the end of my MP4 files when compressed from MOV?

I have several large MOV files that I want to compress to MP4. Unfortunately, when I use FFmpeg, it appends lots of black (blank) video at the end. (The destination file is longer than the source ...
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Properties!Details (run-time length)

When you take clips and turn them into computer playable files, whether .TS or .MOV or .MPG, .MP4, .VOB, etc., do you as the producer actually manually write into some field in a "Details" section of ...
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delayed video overlay using ffmpeg

I am wanting to overlay one video onto another but with a delayed appearance. I have: source1.mp4 which is of duration 20 sec. source2.mp4 which is of duration 5 sec. I want to create a final ...
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FFmpeg converting video convert only audio in linux

I'm trying to convert .flv to .mp4 in CentOS. I used ffmpeg -i test.flv test.mp4, which worked well in Windows, but in Linux the result has no video, just audio. I installed ffmpeg 3.0 using yum. ...
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ffmpeg concat output not playing in windows media player

I have a series of short (<3sec) mp4 videos (some with audio, some with no audio) that play fine in all clients. 15 fps, AAC audio. When I use ffmpeg concat, the resulting file plays fine in vlc, ...
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audio error when concatenating clips using ffmpeg [duplicate]

I'm trying to do the following: cut an input video into segments and convert these segments in the same step concatenate the transcoded segments back together in an output file The steps that I'm ...
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FFMPEG fade between images

I need to do cross fade transition between two images and followed this link which works perfect for two images. ffmpeg -loop 1 -i input0.png -loop 1 -i input1.png -filter_complex "[1:v][0:v]blend=...
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FFMPEG Windows Generate 360p Video conversion failed

Input : "C:/server/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg.exe" -y -i C:\server\websites\ps\public_www/media/com_hwdmediashare/files/50/4f/37/4185216cb9bb234fd47ee43bf2122e4f.avi -strict experimental -acodec aac -ac 2 -ab ...
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Protect video file using DRM

I would like to protect a video file (can be any format, avi, wmv, mkv) Something like, user should only be allowed to view first 10 seconds of video or a another video clip showing link to site where ...