[FFmpeg-user] Converting mkv to mp3 failures

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 00:11:56 EEST 2017

On 07/13/2017 03:07 PM, Kieran O Leary wrote:
> Hi
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 9:58 PM, JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The problem of file not found is caused by the naming conventions
>> used by youtube-dl - so that even if I enclose the filename in double
>> quotes,
>> ffmpeg is UNABLE to parse the name correctly
>> I don't know whether to blame youtube-dl or ffmpeg.
> i'd blame a combination of youtube-dl and maybe yourself ;) i've never had
> that issue with ffmpeg that wasn't caused by my own error. I'm using Ubuntu
> 16.04, but never had a file path issue on any O.S that wasn't fixed by
> double quotes or escaping characters/spaces.
> I have some videos that I downloaded with youtube-dl that look like they
> have similar filenames. I tried a similar ffmpeg command and all was well:
> ffmpeg -i 'Compton MC Kendrick Lamar Interviewed By Hima From Das Racist -
> Rap Show - Episode 1-ev8Cm7yiSvY.mp4' -vn -c:a libmp3lame -ab 320k -ac 2 -y
> kendrick.mp3
Your filename does not contain parentheses, brackets and single quotes 
and unprintable characters that
MANY files I download contain in their names.
And THAT is the crux of the problem.

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