Where did ffmpeg on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS go? Use avconv instead

ffmpeg was replaced by libav on the new Ubuntu package list. It is similar, though. ffmpeg -> avconv ffplay -> avplay ffserver -> avserver You can still convert media files using avconv in place of ffmpeg. To install avconv, open a terminal window and type following commands:$ sudo apt-get install libav-tools <enter>

Extract the audio from an MP4 video file using avconv

At times, we would like to extract the audio from an MP4 video file. To do this in Linux, open a terminal window in Ubuntu and use the utility called avconv as follows:$ avconv -i MyVideoFile.mp4 -vn -acodec copy MyAudioFile.aac <enter> where, MyVideoFile.mp4 is your mp4 video file. You can then listen to the MyAudioFile.aac … Continue reading Extract the audio from an MP4 video file using avconv