View Full Version : [ubuntu] winff/mpeg doesnt convert videos, gives error

July 28th, 2008, 05:26 PM
hello, i am having a problem with winff/ffmpeg not encoding files from flv to avi (but it does convert to ms compatible avi's). when i click convert, i get a terminal output that says that ffmpeg cant find the file/directory, and get a 0 byte file on the desktop (or wherever i save the converted files).

i have included a screenshot if this helps.

July 28th, 2008, 06:27 PM
This is a problem with the two-pass XVID preset in WinFF. The first pass is telling FFmpeg that the output file is /dev/null, which is fine and what I usually do, but FFmpeg gets confused because it doesn't know what format /dev/null is supposed to be. You can add "-f avi" to "Additional Command Line Parameters (Advanced)" in WinFF and it should encode fine.

July 28th, 2008, 10:21 PM
gotcha. i disabled this and it worked fine. thanks for the advice.