Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1013 closed defect (invalid)

ffmpeg-0.8 expects wrong preset file extension (.ffpreset instead of .avpreset)

Reported by: Laurento Frittella Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: undetermined
Version: 0.8.9 Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


I'm using ffmpeg 4:0.8-1 and libav-tools 4:0.8-1+b1 from debian squeeze-backports

# strace -e trace=open,close /usr/bin/ffmpeg -i 'test-orig.mp4' -vcodec 'libx264' -vpre 'libx264-fast' -s '640x480' -acodec 'libvo_aacenc' -ac '2'  test-final.mp4

open("/root/.avconv/libx264-fast.ffpreset", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/root/.avconv/libx264-libx264-fast.ffpreset", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/avconv/libx264-fast.ffpreset", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/usr/share/avconv/libx264-libx264-fast.ffpreset", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
File for preset 'libx264-fast' not found

As you can see in the strace output ffmpeg searches for a .ffpreset file instead of .avpreset that is the presets file extension used in libav-tools (all the preset files under /usr/share/avconv/ are .avpreset)

Just as a temporary workaround simply adding a symlink (Eg: ln -s /usr/share/avconv/libx264-fast.avpreset /usr/share/avconv/libx264-fast.ffpreset) do the trick.


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comment:1 by Cigaes, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

You are using ffmpeg, it expects presets file with the ffpreset extension, that is normal.

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