Can we compress an online video with an http url using ffmpeg directly?
If possible please give me a command that can compress online video directly & save on my PC.
I am using Ubuntu.
on 01/03/2013 – Made popular on 01/03/2013
I've written an article about some tricks you can do with ffmpeg, in today's article, I will show you another trick - compressing avi and mp4 video files with a simple command with a only a small loss in video quality.
If you dont have ffmpeg already installed, you can run this command to install it in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros:
sudo apt-get install libav-tools
I've been trying to achieve a crossfade transition between 2 video clips using ffmpeg but have failed so far. I'm new to ffmpeg and am mostly relying on tweaking what I can find in the documentation and existing examples online.
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We were randomly emailed by one Michal Sadowski, an entrepreneur from Poland. The video he sent us is a sort of MTV-esque homage to the swirl of experiences that might happen to a startup founder were they to compress their experience into a fast-paced music video, shot in the first person. It’s pretty creative, we’ll give him that.
I have a security question regarding the mime types.
I have a website on which users can upload videos. Prior to encoding with ffmpeg, I make a mime-type check to be sure the video file is really a video file and not a weird file or even an exec with a video file extension.
Nevertheless sometimes, mime-type aren't recognized, especially with mkv containers.