A series of articles in which we perform many video manipulation tasks using the awesome FFmpeg tool.
For a long time, I’ve struggled with video manipulation tools. I’ve used a countless number of half-baked solutions, which gave little or no controlling options and left their watermark on my video (or was limited to 5 mins only). Then I found FFmpeg, the cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. Command-line may seem scary at the beginning, but with enough practice you’ll come to appreciate it.
By the end of this series, you should be able to understand and use FFmpeg with ease. FFmpeg is large and convoluted, and I won’t be able to explain everything from scratch every time. So, I advise you to read all parts of this series, even if you don’t want to perform their respective tasks. Enough talking, start reading:
- Converting videos to run on old Divx devices.
- Extracting/Transcoding/Adding video streams.
- Extracting/Adding frames from/to a video.
- Creating a screen-cast/time-lapse video.
- Controlling and streaming your remote desktop.
- Adapting videos to play on stereo devices.