In this section you can find articles to learn various techniques and technologies for web developers, backend developers, system administrators and others. We offer high quality How-Tos and short articles. Enjoy them.

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Transforming a video file to remove the sound

In this article we show you how to remove the audio track of a video file so that the video only conatins the video stream and the audio track is removed so can we get a smaller file.

Changing the resolution of a video using ffmpeg

In this article we show you how you can change the resolution of a video file to downsize it, or to change it to a size that is suitable to your needs. I also teach you to handle the different options for not maintaining the same aspect ratio (or width-height ratio)

Convert a video into an animated GIF using ffmpeg

In this article we show you how to convert any video to an animated GIF file format. As a result of this process we obtain an animated GIF, which is a video format of lower quality than other formats, besides occupying much more space. However, they have the advantage of being supported by virtually all devices and browsers, and they are massively used in sites like forums or other participatory sites.

Convert videos to FLV format using ffmpeg

In this article we show you how to convert any video to FLV format. The FLV format is one of the most used formats on the Internet for players based on Flash video. Although it is now falling somewhat into disuse because there are now better and more modern formats (MP4 or WEBM).

Use ffprobe to obtain information from video files

This article will show you how to get information from any media file (video or audio) using ffprobe tool. With ffprobe you will get a lot of information from the file and you will also be able to get the information in a format that will be easy to read from anoother programs -using JSON, or XML- 

Extract images frame by frame from a video file using FFMPEG

In this article we show how to extract frames from any media file containing video. You can use it to extract every one of the frames of a video, or to extract a single frame that you can then use as photo or as a video summary.

FFMPEG common uses for video file manipulation

In this serie of articles we will be reviewing some of the possible operations with ffmpeg. With ffmpeg we can manipulate video files, gather information from video files, convert video between, extract part of video from files and many other operations.