How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself. Most media player software such as VLC or MPlayer can display properties of a video file being played. However, there are command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. […]
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How to install FFmpeg on Linux

FFmpeg is cross-platform free software that can record, transcode, filter and stream audio and video data. FFmpeg builds are available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X platforms. While FFmpeg itself is a versatile multimedia tool for end-users, it also provides audio/video codec library with which many multimedia applications are built. If you want to install […]
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How to convert wmv to avi on Linux

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a media container and compression format used for Microsoft’s proprietary codecs. As such, there are not many software tools that support the playback of WMV files, besides Microsoft’s own products such as Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker. Audio Video Interleaved (AVI), on the other hand, is a container […]
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