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FFMPEG Quick Hacks
::: by V. Subhash :::
An FFmpeg tutorial, hack collection and quick-reference

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FFMPEG Quick Hacks book

FFMPEG Quick Hacks can help you quickly learn to use the free command-line video-editing utility FFmpeg - cut, copy, record, edit, tag, convert, rotate, flip, resize, crop, combine, compose, blur, sharpen, smoothen, side-by-side split, PIP inset, fade in/out... Also learn to use subtitles, audio/image files and metadata with video.

The book is a novel attempt to bring this great software program to the masses. It uses powerful learning cues to make concepts clear and interesting to the reader. It is neatly designed and richly illustrated like any other traditionally published book. Check the ebook or the excerpts PDF document (scroll down) to see what I mean. (The PDF does have unsightly watermarks.)

This book was created entirely using Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS). And, by that, I do not just mean 'not exported from Microsoft word'. I have written, illustrated, formatted and designed the book using a variety of freedom-oriented software.

Colour paperbackAmazon$26
Ebook (print replica)AmazonFREE or $1.99
Ebook (EPUB)Other ebook stores
Ebook (EPUB)Direct

And, in the spirit of open source, I have decided to make the ebook free in April 2021, one year after publication in March 2021 to celebrate one year in publishing. This has been my most popular and profitable title so I hope you buy the paperback or any of my other books. If not, just spread the word about this book.


What you can expect from FFMPEG Quick Hacks

Overall, the book can be used as an FFmpeg tutorial, a hack collection and a desk-side reference.

About FFmpeg

You can read the article 'Cool FFmpeg Tips and Tricks' that I wrote for Open Source For You magazine some years ago for an easy introduction to FFmpeg. You can then buy my book for more.

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eBook cover

The details are mentioned in my author newsletter blogpost. Full/sample PDF ebooks of several books are listed in it. You do not have to subscribe to download them. However, if you do subscribe, you get a FREE 200-puzzle combined ebook version of my World of Word Ladders books.

Word Ladder sample

Videos for the code examples in the book

The following videos are available in this online video playlist.

Acknowledgements & Thanks