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FFmpeg: Some explorations...

I have been a casual user of FFmpeg for many years now having been first introduced to it by Lou from the old Ubuntu Forums. However I was keen to explore FFmpeg in a little more depth when both enough time and suitable computer hardware came my way. Now that I am approaching retirement the time is becoming available and with a new computer build a month ago the time seems right for this exploration to begin. And so on these pages I will be documenting my systematic exploration of areas of FFmpeg that up until now I have not been terribly familiar with as well as exploring more complex FFmpeg command lines with which I would to become more proficient. And perhaps by documenting these explorations others may benefit from my own fumbling exploration and find their own feet in the often complex world of video and audio transcoding with the amazing FFmpeg. Let me know via the email link at the base of this page if this page has at all been useful to you, or even if you have seen some glaring errors which you would like to see corrected!

All the pages...

Only 2 full pages in place at the moment out of a planned half dozen or so and these completed pages will be revisited from time for updates. I suspect that not only will my knowledge of these areas be maturing but there will be changes in the codecs themselves and with FFmpeg's interactions with the codecs themselves. Exciting times ahead for sure!

My next plan for these pages is where I investigate in greater depth the process of screen capture using FFmpeg, specifically capturing gameplay of the best game ever: D2x-Rebirth. Following this I would like to go a little retro and revisit amr sound and find the best settings for both video and audio in a 3gp container. And a few other plans in what I am anticipating will be a huge amount of fun!

And in conclusion...

This page represents some of my explorations and investigations of FFmpeg usage. If I have perhaps made your own usage of both a little easier let me know by using the email link below. Also let me know of any errors on this page or indeed if there are better ways to accomplish the various tasks I have outlined here. And above all "Have fun!".