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ffmpeg #

Convert #

Video –> Audio #

Credit: How can I extract audio from video with ffmpeg? - Stack Overflow

ffmpeg -i input_video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy output_audio.m4a

Batch extract while preserving the file names: (credit)

for f in *.mp4; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -vn -acodec copy "${f%.mp4}".m4a; done

Remove audio track from video (aka mute) #

Credit: How to remove an audio track from an mp4 video file? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

ffmpeg -i input_file.mp4 -vcodec copy -an output_file.mp4

GIF –> video #

Credit: video - How to do I convert an animated gif to an mp4 or mv4 on the command line? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

ffmpeg -i input_file.gif -movflags faststart -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2" output_file.mp4

Batch convert:

for f in *.gif; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -movflags faststart -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2" "${f%.gif}".mp4; done

.mov –> .mp4 #

Credit: converter - ffmpeg - Converting MOV files to MP4 - Stack Overflow

ffmpeg -i -q:v 0 output.mp4

.webm –> .mp4 #

Credit: webm to mp4 conversion using ffmpeg - Stack Overflow

ffmpeg -i vid.webm output.mp4

.m4a –> .mp3 #

Credit: audio - FFMPEG: Convert m4a to mp3 without significant loss - Super User

ffmpeg -i input.m4a -c:v copy -c:a libmp3lame -q:a 4 output.mp3

Video –> H.264 encoded (iMovie compatible) #

Credit: ffmpeg - Converted MP4 video file to H.264, but there is no sound - Super User

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -acodec aac output.mp4

Batch convert:

for f in *.mp4; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -vcodec libx264 -acodec aac "${f%.mp4}"-encoded.mp4; done

Compress video #

Credit: How can I reduce a video’s size with ffmpeg? - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -crf 24 output.mp4

Batch convert:

for f in *.mp4; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -vcodec libx264 -crf 24 "${f%.mp4}"-compressed.mp4; done

Merge #

Multiple Audio Files #

Credit: linux - Join many MP3, OGG, and FLAC files into one WAV or FLAC - Super User

The -safe 0 is necessary because ffmpeg will complain.

# make a list of needed files
for f in ./*.flac; do echo "file '$f'" >> inputs.txt; done

# merge them
ffmpeg -f concat -safe 0 -i inputs.txt output.flac

.webm audio and video #

Credit: how to merge two webm files (video and audio) in ffmpeg? : youtubedl

ffmpeg -i video.webm -i audio.webm -c copy output.mkv