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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    Forgive me if the answer to this question is buried in this forum but I'm unable to find something clearly specific to this issue...

    I am running ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid) x86_64

    when I try to convert a video using ffmpeg to mpeg4 I get this error:

    Unknown encoder 'mpeg4'
    this is the output from ffmpeg -formats

    FFmpeg version r11872+debian_3:0.svn20080206-12ubuntu3, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler --enable-x11grab --prefix=/usr --enable-libgsm --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-strip --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaadbin --enable-liba52 --enable-liba52bin --enable-libdc1394 --enable-shared --disable-static
      libavutil version: 49.6.0
      libavcodec version: 51.50.0
      libavformat version: 52.7.0
      libavdevice version: 52.0.0
      built on Oct  3 2008 22:41:23, gcc: 4.3.2
    File formats:
      E 3g2             3gp2 format
      E 3gp             3gp format
     D  4xm             4X Technologies format
     D  MTV             MTV format
     DE RoQ             Id RoQ format
     D  aac             ADTS AAC
     DE ac3             raw ac3
      E adts            ADTS AAC
     DE aiff            Audio IFF
     DE alaw            pcm A law format
     DE amr             3gpp amr file format
     D  apc             CRYO APC format
     D  ape             Monkey's Audio
     DE asf             asf format
      E asf_stream      asf format
     DE au              SUN AU Format
     DE avi             avi format
      E avm2            Flash 9 (AVM2) format
     D  avs             avs format
     D  bethsoftvid     Bethesda Softworks 'Daggerfall' VID format
     D  c93             Interplay C93
      E crc             crc testing format
     D  daud            D-Cinema audio format
     D  dsicin          Delphine Software International CIN format
     D  dts             raw dts
     DE dv              DV video format
     D  dv1394          dv1394 A/V grab
      E dvd             MPEG2 PS format (DVD VOB)
     D  dxa             dxa
     D  ea              Electronic Arts Multimedia Format
     D  ea_cdata        Electronic Arts cdata
     DE ffm             ffm format
     D  film_cpk        Sega FILM/CPK format
     DE flac            raw flac
     D  flic            FLI/FLC/FLX animation format
     DE flv             flv format
      E framecrc        framecrc testing format
     DE gif             GIF Animation
     DE gxf             GXF format
     DE h261            raw h261
     DE h263            raw h263
     DE h264            raw H264 video format
     D  idcin           Id CIN format
     DE image2          image2 sequence
     DE image2pipe      piped image2 sequence
     D  ingenient       Ingenient MJPEG
     D  ipmovie         Interplay MVE format
     D  libdc1394       dc1394 v.2 A/V grab
     D  lmlm4           lmlm4 raw format
     DE m4v             raw MPEG4 video format
     DE matroska        Matroska File Format
     DE mjpeg           MJPEG video
     D  mm              American Laser Games MM format
     DE mmf             mmf format
      E mov             mov format
     D  mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 QuickTime/MPEG4/Motion JPEG 2000 format
      E mp2             MPEG audio layer 2
     DE mp3             MPEG audio layer 3
      E mp4             mp4 format
     D  mpc             musepack
     D  mpc8            musepack8
     DE mpeg            MPEG1 System format
      E mpeg1video      MPEG video
      E mpeg2video      MPEG2 video
     DE mpegts          MPEG2 transport stream format
     D  mpegtsraw       MPEG2 raw transport stream format
     D  mpegvideo       MPEG video
      E mpjpeg          Mime multipart JPEG format
     DE mulaw           pcm mu law format
     D  mxf             MXF format
     D  nsv             NullSoft Video format
      E null            null video format
     DE nut             nut format
     D  nuv             NuppelVideo format
     DE ogg             Ogg format
     DE oss             audio grab and output
      E psp             psp mp4 format
     D  psxstr          Sony Playstation STR format
     D  pva             pva file and stream format
     DE rawvideo        raw video format
     D  redir           Redirector format
     DE rm              rm format
      E rtp             RTP output format
     D  rtsp            RTSP input format
     DE s16be           pcm signed 16 bit big endian format
     DE s16le           pcm signed 16 bit little endian format
     DE s8              pcm signed 8 bit format
     D  sdp             SDP
     D  shn             raw shorten
     D  siff            Beam Software SIFF
     D  smk             Smacker Video
     D  sol             Sierra SOL Format
      E svcd            MPEG2 PS format (VOB)
     DE swf             Flash format
     D  thp             THP
     D  tiertexseq      Tiertex Limited SEQ format
     D  tta             true-audio
     D  txd             txd format
     DE u16be           pcm unsigned 16 bit big endian format
     DE u16le           pcm unsigned 16 bit little endian format
     DE u8              pcm unsigned 8 bit format
     D  vc1             raw vc1
     D  vc1test         VC1 test bitstream format
      E vcd             MPEG1 System format (VCD)
     D  video4linux     video grab
     D  video4linux2    video grab
     D  vmd             Sierra VMD format
      E vob             MPEG2 PS format (VOB)
     DE voc             Creative Voice File format
     DE wav             wav format
     D  wc3movie        Wing Commander III movie format
     D  wsaud           Westwood Studios audio format
     D  wsvqa           Westwood Studios VQA format
     D  wv              WavPack
     D  x11grab         X11grab
     DE yuv4mpegpipe    YUV4MPEG pipe format
     D V    4xm
     D V D  8bps
     D V    VMware video
     D V D  aasc
      EA    ac3
     D A    adpcm_4xm
     DEA    adpcm_adx
     D A    adpcm_ct
     D A    adpcm_ea
     D A    adpcm_ea_r1
     D A    adpcm_ea_r2
     D A    adpcm_ea_r3
     D A    adpcm_ea_xas
     D A    adpcm_ima_amv
     D A    adpcm_ima_dk3
     D A    adpcm_ima_dk4
     D A    adpcm_ima_ea_eacs
     D A    adpcm_ima_ea_sead
     D A    adpcm_ima_qt
     D A    adpcm_ima_smjpeg
     DEA    adpcm_ima_wav
     D A    adpcm_ima_ws
     DEA    adpcm_ms
     D A    adpcm_sbpro_2
     D A    adpcm_sbpro_3
     D A    adpcm_sbpro_4
     DEA    adpcm_swf
     D A    adpcm_thp
     D A    adpcm_xa
     DEA    adpcm_yamaha
     D A    alac
     D V    amv
     D A    ape
     DEV D  asv1
     DEV D  asv2
     D A    atrac 3
     D V D  avs
     D V    bethsoftvid
     DEV    bmp
     D V D  c93
     D V D  camstudio
     D V D  camtasia
     D V D  cavs
     D V D  cinepak
     D V D  cljr
     D A    cook
     D V D  cyuv
     D A    dca
     DEV D  dnxhd
     D A    dsicinaudio
     D V D  dsicinvideo
     DES    dvbsub
     DES    dvdsub
     DEV D  dvvideo
     D V    dxa
     DEV D  ffv1
     DEVSD  ffvhuff
     DEA    flac
     DEV D  flashsv
     D V D  flic
     DEVSD  flv
     D V D  fraps
     DEA    g726
     DEV    gif
     D V D  h261
     D VSDT h263
     D VSD  h263i
     D V DT h264
     DEVSD  huffyuv
     D V D  idcinvideo
     D A    imc
     D V D  indeo2
     D V    indeo3
     D A    interplay_dpcm
     D V D  interplayvideo
     DEV D  jpegls
     D V    kmvc
     D A    liba52
     D A    libfaad
     DEA    libgsm
     DEA    libgsm_ms
      EV    libtheora
      EA    libvorbis
      EV    ljpeg
     D V D  loco
     D A    mace3
     D A    mace6
     D V D  mdec
     DEV D  mjpeg
     D V D  mjpegb
     D V D  mmvideo
     DEA    mp2
     D A    mp3
     D A    mp3adu
     D A    mp3on4
     D A    mpc sv7
     D A    mpc sv8
     DEVSDT mpeg1video
     D VSDT mpeg2video
     D VSDT mpeg4
     D A    mpeg4aac
     D VSDT mpegvideo
     D VSD  msmpeg4
     D VSD  msmpeg4v1
     D VSD  msmpeg4v2
     D V D  msrle
     D V D  msvideo1
     D V D  mszh
     D A    nellymoser
     D V D  nuv
     DEV    pam
     DEV    pbm
     DEA    pcm_alaw
     DEA    pcm_mulaw
     DEA    pcm_s16be
     DEA    pcm_s16le
     D A    pcm_s16le_planar
     DEA    pcm_s24be
     DEA    pcm_s24daud
     DEA    pcm_s24le
     DEA    pcm_s32be
     DEA    pcm_s32le
     DEA    pcm_s8
     DEA    pcm_u16be
     DEA    pcm_u16le
     DEA    pcm_u24be
     DEA    pcm_u24le
     DEA    pcm_u32be
     DEA    pcm_u32le
     DEA    pcm_u8
     DEA    pcm_zork
     D V    pcx
     DEV    pgm
     DEV    pgmyuv
     DEV    png
     DEV    ppm
     D V    ptx
     D A    qdm2
     D V D  qdraw
     D V D  qpeg
     DEV D  qtrle
     DEV    rawvideo
     D A    real_144
     D A    real_288
     DEA    roq_dpcm
     DEV D  roqvideo
     D V D  rpza
     DEV D  rv10
     DEV D  rv20
     DEV    sgi
     D A    shorten
     D A    smackaud
     D V    smackvid
     D V D  smc
     DEV    snow
     D A    sol_dpcm
     DEA    sonic
      EA    sonicls
     D V D  sp5x
     D V    sunrast
     DEV D  svq1
     D VSD  svq3
     DEV    targa
     D V    theora
     D V D  thp
     D V D  tiertexseqvideo
     DEV    tiff
     D V D  truemotion1
     D V D  truemotion2
     D A    truespeech
     D A    tta
     D V    txd
     D V D  ultimotion
     D V    vb
     D V    vc1
     D V D  vcr1
     D A    vmdaudio
     D V D  vmdvideo
     DEA    vorbis
     D V    vp3
     D V D  vp5
     D V D  vp6
     D V D  vp6a
     D V D  vp6f
     D V D  vqavideo
     D A    wavpack
     DEA    wmav1
     DEA    wmav2
     DEVSD  wmv1
     DEVSD  wmv2
     D V    wmv3
     D V D  wnv1
     D A    ws_snd1
     D A    xan_dpcm
     D V D  xan_wc3
     D V D  xl
     D S    xsub
     DEV D  zlib
     DEV    zmbv
    Bitstream filters:
     text2movsub remove_extra noise mov2textsub mp3decomp mp3comp mjpegadump imxdump h264_mp4toannexb dump_extra
    Supported file protocols:
     file: http: pipe: rtp: tcp: udp:
    Frame size, frame rate abbreviations:
     ntsc pal qntsc qpal sntsc spal film ntsc-film sqcif qcif cif 4cif
    do I need a particular repository? How do I get mpeg4 support with ffmpeg on intrepid?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    go to synaptic and search for gstreamer good, bad and ugly. i'm sure one of those will give you mp4 support.

    edit: isn't mpeg4 dvd format? anyway, if it is, you will need the medibuntu repos. then do
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
    Last edited by wolfen69; November 20th, 2008 at 08:14 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    gainesville, fl

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    The ffmpeg in medibuntu seems to no longer exist.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    gstreamer and libdvdcss will do nothing to help you encode. You need the "unstripped" ffmpeg libraries.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by FakeOutdoorsman View Post
    gstreamer and libdvdcss will do nothing to help you encode. You need the "unstripped" ffmpeg libraries.
    This seems to have helped, however, I now get the error:

    Unknown encoder 'aac'
    which I thought should have been installed with the libavcodec-unstripped-51

    FFmpeg version r11872+debian_3:0.svn20080206-12ubuntu3, Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
      configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler --enable-x11grab --prefix=/usr --enable-libgsm --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --disable-strip --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaadbin --enable-liba52 --enable-liba52bin --enable-libdc1394 --enable-shared --disable-static
      libavutil version: 49.6.0
      libavcodec version: 51.50.0
      libavformat version: 52.7.0
      libavdevice version: 52.0.0

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ? [SOLVED]

    So it seems the script I was running was trying to encode with aac rather than libfaac. When I switched this it seems to have made things work. Thanks for your help.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Bellingham WA

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ? [SOLVED]

    This solved my problem with MythExport.
    First I had the Unknown encoder 'mpeg4'error
    --I had get the "unstripped" ffmpeg libraries.
    Then I had the unknown encoder 'aac' error.
    --I had to edit /usr/bin/mythexport and change all occurrences of aad to libfaac

    now it exporting away

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ? [SOLVED]

    These instructions worked. I hate having to sift through a [SOLVED] post to find the actual solution, so I am highlighting it here:

    Quote Originally Posted by FakeOutdoorsman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penguinz View Post
    I had to edit /usr/bin/mythexport and change all occurrences of aac to libfaac
    I am still testing to see if mythexport works now. If not I will try nuvexport. I noticed that when I purged ffmpeg as noted in the link, it also removed mytharchive which I reinstalled afterward.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Smile Re: intrepid ffmpeg mpeg4 ?

    Ok! This is how I did it:
    ffmpeg -i a.avi -s qcif -vcodec h263 -acodec libfaac -ac 1 -ar 44000 -r 25 -ab 32 -y b.3gp
    Where a.avi is the input file and b.3gp is the output file.
    It worked for me.

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