Quick Start Guide to FFmpeg: Learn to Use the Open Source Multimedia-Processing Tool like a Pro
- Length: 363 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publisher: Apress
- Publication Date: 2023-03-12
- ISBN-10: 1484287002
- ISBN-13: 9781484287002
- Sales Rank: #2653905 (See Top 100 Books)
Create, edit, modify and convert multimedia files using FFmpeg, the most versatile open source audio and video processing tool available for Linux, Mac and Windows users. After reading this book, you will be able to work with video and audio files, images, text, animations, fonts, subtitles and metadata like a pro.
It begins with a simple introduction to FFmpeg executables ― ffmpeg, ffprobe and ffplay, and explains how you can use them to process multimedia containers, streams, audio channels, maps and metadata. It then describes how you can easily edit, enhance and convert audio, video, image and text files. There are dedicated chapters for filters, audio, subtitles and metadata, as well as FFmpeg tips and tricks. Sample lists of FFmpeg filters, encoders, decoders, formats and codecs are also available as appendices.
Quick Start Guide to FFmpeg is for anyone who needs to edit or process multimedia files including studio professionals, broadcast personnel, content creators, podcasters, librarians, archivists and webmasters. It will be indispensable for those wanting to process a variety of multimedia files from the command line and inside shell scripts or custom-built software.
You Will Learn To:
- Convert from one format to another e.g. video-to-video, video-to-audio, video-to-image, image-to-video, video-to-animation, animation-to-video, text-to-audio, text-to-video
- Edit video files by cutting them with and without re-encoding, appending, resizing, changing frame rate and aspect ratio, mixing in audio
- Use filters to rotate, flip, crop, overlay (side-by-side or inset), remove logos, blur, smooth and sharpen, apply transitions as well as speed up or down playback
- Edit audio files by changing, normalizing or compressing volume, mixing and splitting channels and detecting silence. Also, learn to generate waveforms as video or images
- Add subtitles, place them anywhere on the screen, use custom fonts and colors, and use different languages
- Learn how to import, export and remove metadata, add MP3 tags (including album art), set global and stream-specific metadata, export and remove metadata
This Book For:
Content creators and bloggers from professional studio employees to Youtubers and hobbyists who need to process their own multimedia content; multimedia archivists and librarians; regular Linux desktop users
Table of Contents About the Author About the Technical Reviewer Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Installing FFmpeg FFmpeg for Microsoft Windows Users FFmpeg for Linux Users FFmpeg for Apple Mac Users Summary Chapter 2: Starting with FFmpeg ffprobe ffplay ffmpeg Other FFmpeg End-User Programs Summary Chapter 3: Formats and Codecs Containers Codecs, Encoders, and Decoders Demuxers and Muxers Summary Chapter 4: Media Containers and FFmpeg Numbering Containers Container Internals Input and Output Files Maps Metadata Metadata Maps Channel Maps Do Not Use the -map_channel Option Summary Chapter 5: Format Conversion No-Brainer Conversions Conversion Options Obsolete/Incorrect Options Codec Option Sample Conversion with Custom Settings Multi-pass Conversion Conversion for Maximum Compression and Quality Audio Conversion Audio Extraction Extract Stills from a Video (Video-to-Image Conversion) Image-Conversion Settings Create Video from Images (Image-to-Video Conversion) Create a Slideshow from Several Images Create a GIF from a Video APNG Create a Video Using an Image and an MP3 Convert Online Videos to Audio Convert Text to Audio Conversion Settings for Specific Storage Medium Summary Chapter 6: Editing Videos Resize a Video Editing Options Cut a Portion of a Video Cut Without Re-encoding Append Videos (Concatenate) Don’t Knock -codec copy Summary Chapter 7: Using FFmpeg Filters Filter Construction Filter Errors Filter-Based Timeline Editing Expressions in FFmpeg Filter Definitions Inset Video (Picture-in-Picture Overlay) Split Video (Side-by-Side Overlay) Append Videos Using a Filter Delete a Portion of a Video in the Middle Rotate a Video Flip a Video Brighten a Video (Adjust Contrast) Generate a Test Video Remove Logo Fade into Another Video (And in Audio Too) Crop a Video Blur or Sharpen a Video Blur a Portion of a Video Draw Text Draw a Box Speed Up a Video Slow Down a Video Summary Chapter 8: All About Audio Convert from One Audio Format to Another Extract Audio from a Video Convert a MIDI File to MP3 or Ogg Change Volume Change Volume in a Video File Dynamic Range Compression/Normalization Channels Swap Left and Right Channels Turn Off a Channel Move Channel to a Separate Audio Track Fix Out-of-Phase Audio Channels Change Stereo to Mono Convert Mono to Stereo Make Audio Comfortable for Headphone Listening Downmix 5.1 Audio to Stereo Downmix Two Stereo Inputs to One Stereo Output Render a Visual Waveform of the Audio Detect Silence Silence the Video Convert Text to Speech Apply a Low-Pass Filter Summary Chapter 9: All About Subtitles Add Subtitles to a Video as an Extra Stream Permanently Burn Subtitles to a Video Add a Custom Font for Displaying Subtitles of a Video About the Substation Alpha (SSA/ASS) Subtitle Format Add Subtitle Files in Different Languages Extract Subtitles from a Video Extract Subtitles from a DVD Summary Chapter 10: All About Metadata Add Album Art to MP3 Set MP3 Tags Export Metadata Import Metadata Extract Album Art Remove All Metadata Set Language Metadata for Audio Streams Summary Index
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