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I'm having trouble getting WinFF to work properly to encode mp4. Keeps coming up with this script, something about libx264 codec. I've tried googling it but to no avail..seems like ...
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    Angry WinFF not encoding mp4 video.


    I'm having trouble getting WinFF to work properly to encode mp4. Keeps coming up with this script, something about libx264 codec. I've tried googling it but to no avail..seems like a pure noobish problem but I can't figure it out. Heres the script ;-

    FFmpeg version SVN-r19352-4:0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu2, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu2 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-zlib --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --enable-libdc1394 --extra-cflags=-I/build/buildd/ffmpeg-0.5+svn20090706/debian/include --enable-shared --disable-static
    libavutil 49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
    libavcodec 52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
    libavformat 52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
    libavdevice 52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
    libavfilter 0. 4. 0 / 0. 4. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    libpostproc 51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
    built on Oct 13 2009 22:15:16, gcc: 4.4.1

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 30000.00 (30000/1) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, avi, from '/media/LG_EXT_HDD/Media/Vids/Andy Timmons Band - Live Resolution DVD/TITLE08_06_Redemption.avi':
    Duration: 00:04:42.91, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 866 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 320x240 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 29.97 tbr, 29.97 tbn, 30k tbc
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s
    Unknown encoder 'libx264'
    FFmpeg version SVN-r19352-4:0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu2, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --extra-version=4:0.5+svn20090706-2ubuntu2 --prefix=/usr --enable-avfilter --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib --enable-libgsm --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvorbis --enable-pthreads --enable-zlib --disable-stripping --disable-vhook --enable-gpl --enable-postproc --enable-swscale --enable-x11grab --enable-libdc1394 --extra-cflags=-I/build/buildd/ffmpeg-0.5+svn20090706/debian/include --enable-shared --disable-static
    libavutil 49.15. 0 / 49.15. 0
    libavcodec 52.20. 0 / 52.20. 0
    libavformat 52.31. 0 / 52.31. 0
    libavdevice 52. 1. 0 / 52. 1. 0
    libavfilter 0. 4. 0 / 0. 4. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    libpostproc 51. 2. 0 / 51. 2. 0
    built on Oct 13 2009 22:15:16, gcc: 4.4.1

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 30000.00 (30000/1) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, avi, from '/media/LG_EXT_HDD/Media/Vids/Andy Timmons Band - Live Resolution DVD/TITLE08_06_Redemption.avi':
    Duration: 00:04:42.91, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 866 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 320x240 [PAR 1:1 DAR 4:3], 29.97 tbr, 29.97 tbn, 30k tbc
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s
    Unknown encoder 'libx264'

    Nnggh!!!..I really need this to work so I can finally get rid of XP from my box...I hate XP!! Any ideas, or better software cause this codec problem is fryin' ma brain?! Iriverter won't install either "This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Futhermore there could be a conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be installed at the same time."...and arista doesn't convert to my mobile phones format...I am such a noob!!!

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    Cheers, will give it a try. I really don't want to go back to windows, stul relatively new to linux but the positives well outweigh the negatives..stability and THE CUBE!!

    Thx again for the reply...

    Ahem, handbrake installed o.k but won't let me choose lamemp3 as audio codec. I have all the mp3 packages installed, why oh why? I'll try and check what the dependancies are for the program. Really need mp3 format for my mobile phone...damn!!

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    You might need to build ffmpeg from source with the appropriate codec options enabled, such as x264. I've had to do that in the past though the current releases I get for CentOS/RHEL 5.x seem to handle all the types I need. I've been able to transcode just about everything with ffmpeg on my system, including flash and Apple QuickTime videos.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Cool Hmm..

    That's good to know, since I was going to switch distros anyways. I'm sure that's what you meant, the packages for your encoder in centos do the job for you am I correct? Either way I'll try building the codecs myself in ubuntu and if all else fails switch to centos 'cause that distro has better repositories by the sound of things.

    Thanx again for the help evry1 even though a few things haven't been resolved as of yet. Linux F.T.W!!!

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    If you are running a laptop then Ubuntu is probably a better choice. I run Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptops and CentOS (uses older kernels and such) on my workstation. Because my workstation is an 8-core system I do my transcoding there as I can use the -threads option with ffmpeg, greatly speeding up the transcoding process. In any case, you should be able to get all the stuff you need either from Ubuntu or the ffmpeg web site: FFmpeg
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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