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How do I set up and use FFmpeg in Windows?

FFmpeg is indeed a powerful video encoder/decoder tool¹. It operates in the command line, as opposed to using a GUI. Command line is that black window you find by typing [windows+r], then cmd in the ...
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convert KAZAM video file to a file, playable in windows media player

Your KAZAM video features YUV444P pixel format which WMP may not support without extra filters. Using ffmpeg, run ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:a copy -movflags +faststart out.mp4 You can ...
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Convert high frame video to slow motion video

You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool, to do this: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf setpts=8*PTS -r 30 -crf 18 output.mp4 This slows down the video 8 times and output is 30 FPS.
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How do I set up and use FFmpeg in Windows?

The other answer gives a very good answer that covers the default way of installing it, I'd like to propose two ohter methods that are good for noobs and pros alike: Option 1 Chocolatey is a package ...
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Concatenating split media files using “concat protocol”

The concat protocol is the wrong choice for most file formats. Transport streams like MPEG-TS are one of the few formats which can be concatenated this way. All this method does is a crude appendation ...
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How to change output filename in ffmpeg batch?

You can extract the file name directly from the for replacement parameter. No need to set a new variable at all. for %f in (*.mp4) do ffmpeg -i "%f" -vn -ar 44100 -ac 1 -b:a 32k -f mp3 "%~nf.mp3" If ...
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Extracting individual video fields

Using ffmpeg, ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf field=top top%d.png and ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf field=bottom bottom%d.png
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Extracting video fields Respectively

Sure, you have to combine the field extraction with interleaving. ffmpeg -i video.avi \ -filter_complex "[0]field=top[t];[0]field=bottom[b];[t][b]interleave" -r 50 fld%d.png where the r value ...
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How to exit fullscreen monitor playback in Premiere?

As far as I am aware, there isn't a way to disable Mercury Transmit if the viewer covers the UI, unless you set up a key binding. You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Enable Transmit" function ...
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Crop selected area in all videos

Basic command is ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vf crop=iw:ih-25:0:0 -c:a copy out.mp4 Note that MP4s usually require the dimensions to be even, so the command above will actually crop 26 pixels from the bottom. ...
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Scrolling the panel in After Effects

Also - try holding the space bar down.. It temporarily turns your cursor into a hand grabber. Very "handy" (sorry)
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

Install MediaInfo, right click on video file, click "MediaInfo" and follow below path. [Video_file] -> MediaInfo -> Options -> Preferences -> Change 'Output Format' to 'Text'. If ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

This is the command line I have used to encode ProRes 4444. If you do not include -bits_per_mb you will get low res results in Windows 10. Many posts do not mention this little aspect. ffmpeg -y -f ...
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How to double video frames without any duplicate frames

Use ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -filter:v "setpts=0.5*PTS" out.avi or ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -filter:v "setpts=N/50/TB" out.avi If you want to interpolate new frames, use ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -...
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Blackmagic RAW get Thumbnail in Windows Explorer

I've created a thumbnail provider available from here https://github.com/tom-gangemi/braw-thumbnail-provider/releases/tag/v1.0. All you need to do is extract to your desired install location and run ...
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ffmpeg concatenation of MP3 files to single M4A file fails

Each line in the concat list must be either a comment (start line with #) or a keyword. To specify an input, start with file, so 01.mp3 becomes file 01.mp3.
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How to trim out black frames with ffmpeg on windows?

I've put together a Python script that will do all of this. Generates the ffprobe and ffmpeg commands and runs them And outputs a file without black clips GitHub repo: https://github.com/FarisHijazi/...
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Improve video quality by lowering framerate

Theoretically it IS possible, and there are working, practical, proof-of-concept research on the subject. A couple of examples: Learning to Extract Flawless Slow Motion from Blurry Videos Blurry ...
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How to exit fullscreen monitor playback in Premiere?

On a US format windows keyboard, you can press shift + ~ to get full screen, to exit this full screen do shift + ~ again and to zoom in control + ~, same this to exit zoomed in screen to full screen. ...
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How can I get thumbnails from first frame of a set of videos?

The command to get a thumbnail from the first frame of a video is ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -vframes 1 -vf "scale=360:-1" small_thumnail.png The scale filter is set to resize the image to 360 px width and ...
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

If you want to be able to check it for several files at once, here are the arguments you could use with the "CLI" (command-line) version of Mediainfo, or with ffprobe (which comes with ...
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Replacement for Windows Live Movie Maker for combining images and audio (Windows 10)?

It can be made directly on the YouTube website. Look at the "Upload" page at the bottom-right corner:
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Viewer for DNxHR HQX files

Here is the link to the White Paper on the codec. AVID DNxHR CODECS You can download the codecs for Quicktime here: http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/download/Avid-QuickTime-Codecs-LE
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Viewer for DNxHR HQX files

Potplayer plays the HQX HR file I generated using ffmpeg. You have to tell Potplayer to use ffmpeg's MP4/QT demuxer by setting Preferences -> Filter Control -> Source/Splitter -> MP4/QT to ...
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How do I check codec for a video(mp4) in windows 10?

With ffprobe (included in the ffmpeg build), run ffprobe yourvideo.ext Or with MediaInfo, just use the GUI. If you set the display mode to Text you'll be able to see all the details for the streams.
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Find duration only with ffprobe in Windows

First, if you just want information about a file, you should probably use "ffprobe", not "ffmpeg". Otherwise you'll get an answer, but you'll also have an error return status. As ...
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ffmpeg-converted video file won't play in Windows Media Player or Movies & TV

Legacy media players like Windows Media Player may be finicky about the files they will accept. In this case, it looks like the audio channel count of 6 is too high. Add the CLI option -ac 2 and check....
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How to change output filename in ffmpeg batch?

To add to stib's answer, you can also put this command in a simple batch file. Just save the code below into a .bat file, move the file to the folder you want to work on, then double click it to run. ...
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What is the easiest, no-frills way to produce a simple video on Windows 10?

I would look into using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). It's free, and allows you to capture from a webcam and/or your actual monitors or windows. Many people use it for streaming to sites like ...
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Improve video quality by lowering framerate

If your individual frames are blurry, cutting down the frame rate won't help. I assume that you mean you'll be converting the 60 fps footage to 15 fps in real time (cutting out 3/4 of the frames ...
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