[FFmpeg-user] Encoding from MOV AppleProRes to AVI

Tim Nicholson tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Thu Sep 29 09:19:44 CEST 2011

On 28/09/11 10:22, Fab Tafel wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm trying since yesterday to encode an AppleProRes video into AVI. I'm not sure if AppleProRes is supported this way.
> I'm using a Mac (Mac OSX 10.5.8) and I compiled ffmpeg with MacPorts. -version command returns:
> [....]
> And my command to encode the stuff looks like this:
> ffmpeg -i video.mov -sameq -f mov -acodec pcm_s16be -y video.avi
> Error opening filters!
> Does someone know what's wrong - if something is wrong - and how to correct it?

So you are specifying creation of a mov format file but with an avi 
extension, and without specifying a codec want the same quantiser as a 
decode only format, and you are surprised it doesn't work?

lose the -f mov and try setting a sensible codec for the avi wrapper.


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