FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. The most notable parts of FFmpeg are libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat, an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the ffmpeg command line ...

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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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Batch resize videos with “pan and scan” cropping

I am trying to prepare a collection of ~120 video clips to be played in VLC Player and projected on a low-res (1024x768) projector during a DIY electronic music event. The source clips are all super ...
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How can I use FFmpeg to lower the quality of H264 video but keep it in H264 format?

I'm a complete noob to video editing, so forgive me if I ask for something ridiculous. I'm getting video clips from a set top recorder box. The clips are AVI files: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Frames ...
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How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?

I'm new to this StackExchange site, and to using the ffmpeg encoder. I have a video that is 720x480 (3:2) that I would like to change to 720x406 (16:9) to match the other videos I have for a site. I ...
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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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How do I speedup encoding of a video that has just 1 static frame with ffmpeg and lib264 library?

I'm making mp4 (libx264 + aac) videos that have just one static image throughout the whole video. It's basically a narrated text with a nice background. The question I've is how could I speed up ...
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How to get FFMPEG to join non-sequential image files? (skip by 3s)

I have a bunch of images, that follow this pattern. 0001.png 0004.png 0007.png 0010.png 0013.png 0016.png 0019.png ... They're in the correct order, but FFMPEG ignores anything after the first ...
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ffmpeg: how to losslessly encode many jpg images to a video?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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creating a lossless mp4 screencast

I'm trying to create a screencast for playback on the web. Would like to use h.264, webm, and ogg. The source files are in the Apple Animation codec, and they look perfectly accurate. However when I ...
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How to create a x264 (mp4) video with the smallest size using ffmpeg that has just 1 image through entire video?

I'm creating narrated mp4 (x264+aac) videos for books. Each video has just the book's cover as the background. I wonder what would be the most effective way to create such videos with ffmpeg? I've ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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How do I remove audio from all files in a directory with ffmpeg?

I have a directory full of short video clips in .AVI format, and I want to remove the audio from all of them. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried this command: find -name '*.avi' -exec ffmpeg -i {} -an ...
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ffmpeg input from images stream out video

I am using ffmpeg to capture a video recording device and would like to add an overlay to it . I have images being rendered on the fly and I would like to use them as the overlay . How can I take a ...
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How to hold the last frame when using ffmpeg

I'm cutting/converting some videos with ffmpeg. What I'd really like is to be able to have the output hold the last frame for a few seconds (with silence for audio). Is such a thing possible? Or ...
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Repeat/loop Input Video with ffmpeg?

I just want to loop a mp4 video with ffmpeg and keep the current settings and codec. For example if input.mp4 is 0:10 long, and I would want to loop it 4 times so output.mp4 is 0:40 long, how could I ...
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Combine multiple videos as separate streams in one mkv file

So I have multiple videos of the same scenery from different angles. These are stored as separate files. Can I combine these as multiple video streams within one file? For example I know this is ...
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drop similar frames

I'd like to record a very long video from webcam which will be mostly the same. I'd like to drop intermediate frames that are very similar to each other to save on filesize and also make it easier to ...
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How can I convert .MTS file (AVCHD) to .mp4 by ffmpeg without re-encoding H264 video stream?

Note: I posted same question to stackoverflow a short time before, when I have not found this comunity yet. I repost this since the question is more suitable to this community. 1. What I tried I ...
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Creating stereoscopic video from two video files

I've got two video files, each created with ffmpeg from a series of JPEG images, which I've obtained from rendering with a stereo camera in Maya. I would like to somehow merge together these videos ...
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Add an image in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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How to trim a video with frame precision using ffmpeg?

I need to trim videos with a precise end frame, however, ffmpeg seems to cut the video at the nearest first key-frame. So I don't have enough control over the ending frame. I try to insert key-frame ...
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Why is this ffmpeg command outputting such long clips?

I am trying edit out a two minute clip from a long movie. This is the command I'm using: ffmpeg -ss 01:05:16 -t 120 -i input.avi -vcodec copy -an clips/output.avi I thought that 120 would be in ...
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Why isn't ffmpeg used in movie production or broadcasting tool chains?

Is the assumption in the title true? What is preventing the use of ffmpeg when producing a movie or broadcast quality material? Are there any prominent or well known users of ffmpeg? What is used ...
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How do I specify baseline H264 profile using FFmbc?

I am using FFmbc (a FFmpeg derivative) to transcode some video files to H264 (in a mov wrapper). I want to specify baseline profile (to reduce CPU usage) but can't figure out how. There doesn't seem ...
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FFmpeg MP4 to FLV too slow

I am converting .mp4 files to .flv using ffmpeg in centos. But the conversion time is extremely too slow! It takes about 1.5 hours to convert 500MB .mp4 file into .flv. I am using a linux vps with 2 ...
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h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour

I'm doing an animation for a projection mapping that simulates the sun casting shadows on a structure as it moves through the sky. Basically it's just big flat areas of colour that change over about ...
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How to encode a video at 30 FPS from images taken at 7 FPS

I have no knowledge whatsoever about video encoding, I have an application written in OpenGL and I am saving the frames it generated into png images. The frames from my app are at 7 FPS and I am ...
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ffmpeg: Normalize audio in an avi file

Ι have an avi file that has different levels of audio. Is there a way to decrease and increase appropriately where needed the audio of my file using ffmpeg?
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How to concatenate clips from the same video with ffmpeg

I have a long video with different scenes in it. I want to extract and concatenate 2 scenes from the video (that do not start on an I-frame) using ffmpeg 2.1.4. For argument, say I want 5 seconds ...
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What ffmpeg/avconv format and container will Adobe Premiere Pro accept, out-of-box?

All of these converted, but Premiere Pro only loads the audio. I use Ctrl-I to import the videos, and they come up as waveforms, and can only be placed on audio tracks. These examples use avconv, ...
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How to do a video live stream through a VPS?

I've been looking at a million resources and I can't find a definitive answer to this. I'm looking to do a small scale (max 50 viewers possibly), low quality live video stream, with nothing but my ...
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ffmpeg framemd5 format explanation

Does a frame consist of audio and video or just video? I am trying to verify if this can be used for confirming both audio and video data were successfully sent or if I need to handle the audio ...
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Video Capture using ffmpeg (V4L2 indev) Results in Bad A/V Sync

I actually contributed to a bug report on this issue a year and a half ago ( https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/692#comment:15 ). Basically, the problem is that using ffmpeg to record from a USB video ...
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restart encoding with ffmpeg when bad source

I have an ffmpeg process which saves a stream from wowza server, but when the stream in wowza is interrupted for a second or so sometimes ffmpeg cycles in: [segment @ 0x671a10] st:0 PTS: 9600015 DTS: ...
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How to force ffmpeg to insert keyframe at first frame when downsampling a framerate of a video with x264 vcodec

I have a mpeg4 video at 25fps. This video contains just one static frame. I'm trying to downsample the frame rate to 1fps and convert the video to x246 (mp4). I ran the following ffmpeg command: ...
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How do I prevent Quality loss in the beginning of a video?

My company transcodes videos sent in by users (recorder by our own screenrecording software) I use FFMpeg to do the work using this command: /ffmpeg/ffmpeg -i in.mov -vcodec libx264 -fpre ...
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Output file longer than source with ffmpeg

I'm producing several versions of a clip (320x180 24 fps and aprox 2Mbps) compressed with h.264 with ffmpeg using Avanti. Each version has different framerate. The video output has a slightly ...
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Reduce quality percentage wise

I have several movie files in a mkv container. ffmpeg -i filename gives me the following output: Stream #0.0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x720, PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k ...
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disabling streams in quicktime movies with ffmpeg

In Quicktime pro you can turn off streams in movies, without deleting the stream. Is it possible to do this with a command line application like ffmpeg? I have a bunch of video files that were ...
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Adding image to a video file using ffmpeg

I have created a OGG file from a stream of jpegs using fmpeg within a c# application. I would like to know if it is possible to add an image (of same size and resolution) at a later date to this ogg ...
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Lossy output with FFMPEG JPEG 2000

I'm trying to achieve a lossy JPEG 2000 output with FFMPEG, but no success so far. Using this command line: ffmpeg -i input.dpx -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libopenjpeg output.jp2 As a result I get ...
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Unable to concatenate videos due to identical MOOV atoms

I am cutting out segments from a long mp4 file and then rejoining parts of them. However, since FFMPEG apparently keeps the same MOOV atom for the trimmed files as the original, it looks to FFMPEG ...
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segment does not contain sync frame

Whenever I split a video using Apple's mediafilesegmenter, using the following command: medifilesegmenter video.ts -t 10. I get the following error for each segment except the first: segment does not ...
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Why does quality degrade so much if just cutting video with ffmpeg?

I have tried to cut video with the following command ffmpeg -i "Вспомнить все (Total Recall, 1990).avi" -ss 01:07:29 -to 01:08:05 fight.avi Output: Input #0, avi, from '╨Т╤Б╨┐╨╛╨╝╨╜╨╕╤В╤М ╨▓╤Б╨╡ ...
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YouTube 3gp encoding settings

I'm building a new media site and I'm taking cues from YouTube for which video file formats I should offer for widespread usability among mobile and desktop clients. I'm doing all transcoding using ...
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How do I recover truncated AVI/DV video?

Short version: I believe I have truncated but otherwise valid AVI/DV files that won't play in any player I've tried (Adobe Premiere, MPC HC, VLC). I assume the stream data is intact but truncated, and ...
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Crop video in ffmpeg without re-encoding

I have videos I want to split across multiple screens, so the solution I've found so far is to just crop the input video 4 times with ffmpeg (is this optimal? Is there some other way so I only need to ...
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using a 265 encoded video with a container

Let me start by saying im not a video production guy. I am a programmer so im in over my head in certain areas. Ive been trying to use ffmpeg to mess around with HEVC encoded video. I was told it ...
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Lossless conversion of yuv420p10le to yuv420p

I have an mp4 movie, containing an h264 video stream (pixel format yuv420p10le), and an AAC audio stream. My favorite player cannot read the yuv420p10le pixel format. I was wondering if it is ...
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FFmpeg encod set of time stamped images as Iframes

I have a set of images that are in time stamped order ( the unit is seconds ) but not in a set interval 012.png 017.png 024.png etc. How can I encode them so that each image is an Iframe at that ...