[FFmpeg-user] Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Rodney Baker rodney.baker at iinet.net.au
Fri Jun 19 15:48:12 EEST 2020

On Thursday, 18 June 2020 2:56:24 ACST David wrote:
> I've watched the video and invoked a simple command:
> ffmpeg -i 317.ram 317.mp4
> which the Windows PowerShell said I had to change to
> .\ffmpeg -i 317.ram 317.mp4
> which I did.
> I have the ffmpeg.exe file in the same folder as the 317.ram, so do you
> think that should work?  I'll paste here the PowerShell window showing
> "Permission denied"
> Any comments or assistance would be appreciated!
> Regards,
> Dave


As others have suggested, you've not really provided enough information to 
properly diagnose this, but I'm also pretty sure this is a Windows problem, 
and one that I've seen recently with other video editing software.

Are you using a recent build of Windows 10? If so, you're possibly running 
into an issue with Windows "Protected Folders", where "suspicious" 
applications (i.e. basically ones not written or signed by Microsoft) are 
denied write permissions to folders containing user data. This is presumably 
to guard against ransomware encrypting users' files. 

Search for Protected Folders in Settings - you should be able to find recently 
blocked programs and add ffmpeg to the list of permitted applications. I only 
know this because my son recently had this same issue with video editing 
software on his laptop. 

Next time you need to ask for help, though, please follow the pointers given 
by others and include the command line you're using along with full, uncut 
console output from ffmpeg (copied as text, not a screenshot). 

Rodney Baker VK5ZTV
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