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    Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    I have just captured some screen-shots with GTK-RecordMyDesktop, but now I can't use them. The videos plays right in vlc and totem, but crashs Pitivi and turn into pink splotches in kdenlive. When I convert them using ffmpeg, the video turns into blue and pink splotches. Here is how I'm converting it:

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i out.ogv out2.mpg
    Converting it with vlc crashes the program.

    I never had problems like this before. I have used recordmydesktop and ffmpeg many times, but on a 32bit computer. I have a 64 pc now, running ubuntu 10.04 x64.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    Had the same problem as you two days ago.

    OpenShot did my conversions perfectly.

    Strangely, even AviDemux (my go-to application) couldn't do what OpenShot did.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    I tried openshot... Still the same problem.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    What format did you try converting to in OpenShot?

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    I didn't try to convert it, because it plays it back pink and blue.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    Quote Originally Posted by user333 View Post
    I didn't try to convert it, because it plays it back pink and blue.

    Don't worry about the preview for now. Just convert...see if the result works.


    I converted my captured .ogv to .mpeg

    Worked great with OpenShot and even was able to then upload to YouTube.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    You will need to compile a newer version of FFmpeg if you want to convert videos from recordMyDesktop. If I remember correctly 10.04's FFmpeg is too old to deal with these. If you can copy and paste then you can compile. See this:

    HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264

    Example command:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i out.ogv -qscale 2 -ab 128k out2.mpg
    Increase the qscale value if you want a lower quality output. Decreasing the quality will decrease output file size.
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; March 20th, 2011 at 03:59 AM. Reason: s/cut/copy/

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    I'm following the instructions now... I'll see if that works. Weird thing is, though, it removed some of my video editors.

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    Re: Help needed for converting OGV to MPEG

    Thank you!!! My video works fine now! I just needed to use the latest version.

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