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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    The 'deprecated' message was yet another arrow fired in a highly regrettable war .
    The misleading 'not being developed anymore' and 'deprecated' messages probably caused more user confusion than anything else resulting from the fork. So much time has been dedicated to explaining the situation by various users, contributors, and developers of ffmpeg. Instead of working on a certain new guide for the FFmpeg Wiki my FFmpeg time today has been distracted by discussing this yet again...and this is the second third instance today.

    For anyone looking for more info:
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; February 11th, 2013 at 09:41 AM. Reason: now it is three times

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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    FakeOutdoorsman, I've just read your post and the links you referred to.

    Wow. It seems surreal!

    Something that confused me: is the ffmpeg on Ubuntu actually ffmpeg, or is it something else that has been renamed as ffmpeg? Why would Ubuntu take sides and add the "deprecated" message, or have I misunderstood?

    I presume that it is actually OK to continue to use ffmpeg, and ignore the "deprecated" message?

    Bearing in mind my errors with avconv, I presume that I should cease to use avconv. Or should I rather raise a bug against it to the avconv team?

    What about bug #939863: it seems to me that this message should be removed altogether?
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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Perhaps if you are using Lucid Lynx 10.04 you could run the following:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec-extra-52
    and then run your conversion as previously but copy and paste the entire terminal output into a forum post. This will give a few hints as to what is going on...
    Thank you...I had already done that but again, no success

    Here is the error message if anyone finds it useful:

    Code:
    Forzadeldestino1-1.avi
    
    FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.9-4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
      configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-zlib --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --enable-libdc1394 --enable-shared --disable-static
      libavutil     49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
      libavcodec    52.20. 1 / 52.20. 1
      libavformat   52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
      libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
      libavfilter    0. 4. 0 /  0. 4. 0
      libswscale     0. 7. 1 /  0. 7. 1
      libpostproc   51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
      built on Jan 24 2013 19:42:59, gcc: 4.4.3
    
    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 30000.00 (30000/1) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, avi, from 'Forzadeldestino1-1.avi':
      Duration: 00:26:17.59, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2364 kb/s
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 480x360 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 29.97 tbr, 29.97 tbn, 30k tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 112 kb/s
    File 'Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4' already exists. Overwrite ? [y/N] y
    Output #0, mp4, to 'Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4':
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 480x360 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: 0x0000, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 64 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
      Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
      Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
    Unsupported codec for output stream #0.1

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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Shot in the dark here, but have you installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package?
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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Shot in the dark here, but have you installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package?
    Yes Paddy, I have already installed that package

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    ubuntu-restricted-extras is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Stream #0.1: Audio: 0x0000, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 64 kb/s
    Unsupported codec for output stream #0.1
    The problem is the audio codec. Why not just use mp3 which is what the original is encoded with? I believe you just use "-acodec libmp3lame", but since I don't use ffmpeg, I may be wrong.
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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by Johann-1.0 View Post
    Here is the error message if anyone finds it useful:

    Code:
    Forzadeldestino1-1.avi
    
    FFmpeg version SVN-r0.5.9-4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
      configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5.9-0ubuntu0.10.04.3 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-zlib --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --enable-libdc1394 --enable-shared --disable-static
      libavutil     49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
      libavcodec    52.20. 1 / 52.20. 1
      libavformat   52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
      libavdevice   52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
      libavfilter    0. 4. 0 /  0. 4. 0
      libswscale     0. 7. 1 /  0. 7. 1
      libpostproc   51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
      built on Jan 24 2013 19:42:59, gcc: 4.4.3
    
    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 30000.00 (30000/1) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, avi, from 'Forzadeldestino1-1.avi':
      Duration: 00:26:17.59, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2364 kb/s
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 480x360 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 29.97 tbr, 29.97 tbn, 30k tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 112 kb/s
    File 'Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4' already exists. Overwrite ? [y/N] y
    Output #0, mp4, to 'Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4':
        Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 480x360 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 90k tbn, 29.97 tbc
        Stream #0.1: Audio: 0x0000, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 64 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
      Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
      Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
    Unsupported codec for output stream #0.1
    For this particular stream you can simply copy both video and audio codecs into a new container. This is an old version of FFmpeg so I am not entirely sure of the syntax but try:

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i Forzadeldestino1-1.avi \
              -acodec copy -vcodec copy \
              Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4
    The error suggests that you do not have the capability to encode with libmp3lame but you can still copy...
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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Something that confused me: is the ffmpeg on Ubuntu actually ffmpeg, or is it something else that has been renamed as ffmpeg?
    It is not ffmpeg (the program) from FFmpeg (the project). It is a remnant from the libav fork before they renamed their temporary ffmpeg to avconv.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Why would Ubuntu take sides and add the "deprecated" message, or have I misunderstood?
    The Debian/Ubuntu ffmpeg maintainer took sides with the fork and decided to switch Ubuntu to libav. The misleading "deprecated" message was added to silence Ubuntu users who didn't like the original "This program is not developed anymore" message, but the ambiguity was allowed to stay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I presume that it is actually OK to continue to use ffmpeg, and ignore the "deprecated" message?
    libav users should use avconv instead of the libav version of ffmpeg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    What about bug #939863: it seems to me that this message should be removed altogether?
    The "fix" to this bug was unsatisfactory and reasoning behind it makes me feel that, for this distro, a good user experience is less important than petty politics.

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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    For this particular stream you can simply copy both video and audio codecs into a new container. This is an old version of FFmpeg so I am not entirely sure of the syntax but try:

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i Forzadeldestino1-1.avi \
              -acodec copy -vcodec copy \
              Forzadeldestino1-1.mp4
    The error suggests that you do not have the capability to encode with libmp3lame but you can still copy...

    Thank you very much for your answer, it was very helpful. At first, it appears to work, because now I can play those generated mp4 files on my desktop (let me expain again, I could play every mp4 file but not those I created with ffmpeg). Now, I can play it on my desktop but still I'm not able to play it on my cell phone. Again, my cell phone only has problems with these mp4 files, but it can play other mp4files. Any other suggestion?
    Anothe question: does anybody know the command to convert the files to 3gp? You know, if mp4 is giving me problems, let's give 3gp a try.
    How can I be able to encode with libmp3lame?

    Thank you very much for your time guys.
    Last edited by Johann-1.0; February 12th, 2013 at 02:59 AM. Reason: Additional Information

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    Re: Problems converting to mp4 with mencoder and ffmpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by Johann-1.0 View Post
    Now, I can play it on my desktop but still I'm not able to play it on my cell phone. Again, my cell phone only has problems with these mp4 files, but it can play other mp4files. Any other suggestion?
    Mobile phones can be a little picky about codecs unfortunately. Grab one or two of the files that work and run FFmpeg across them:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i input.mp4
    and post the terminal output here. Of course replace the name 'input.mp4' with the name of your own file.
    Last edited by andrew.46; February 12th, 2013 at 08:30 AM.
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