Posts Tagged ‘video’

Prepare videos for DVD authoring

If you need for some reason prepare mpeg files for DVD outside of DVD authoring application, here are two commands which can help you a lot. Option 1 – ffmpeg for i in *.mkv; do name=`echo $i | cut -d’.’ -f1`; echo $name; ffmpeg -i $i -target pal-dvd -r 25 -s 720×576 -aspect 16:9 -b […]

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Ubuntu 9.10: compiling FFmpeg with x264

FFmpeg is a versatile tool to encode and convert a multitude of video and audio formats. x264 encodes high-quality video superior to other popular encoders. Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) ships with a version of ffmpeg without libfaac and x264 support because of licensing issues. This means you will need to compile ffmpeg yourself. This guide […]

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Download YouTube videos with youtube-dl

youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.x (x being at least 4), and it's not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. Install & using 1. install youtube-dl sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install […]

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