I am using a Mac, I've run this:

ffmpeg -i source.mxf -map_channel 0.1.0 -map_channel 0.1.1 \
       -af 'volume=volume=6dB:precision=fixed' target.wav

but I keep getting 'no such file or directory' even though I've used the exact file name and have even tried renaming and trying again.

Is there any other way to do this?

  • 1
    'no such file or directory' means you've probably got the path wrong
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 3, 2023 at 15:16

1 Answer 1


The problem is with the source.mxf file – there are 2 possibilities:

  • there is no such a file in your file system, or
  • it is there, but in the other directory (folder) than the directory from which you run your ffmpeg command.

If the second one is a case, there are 3 options how to fix it:

  • move the source.mxf to the same directory, from which you launch the ffmpeg command,

  • run the ffmpeg command from the same directory, where is the source.mxf file
    (i.e. first change your working directory),

  • instead of the bare source.mxf (after the -i option) use the (full or relative) path to it.

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