[Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#31 Post by Midas » Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:54 pm

While it's been alluded before, I'd like to re-state I'd do it instantly via CLI without transcoding with FFmpeg:

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ffmpeg.exe -i INPUT.mp4 -vn -c copy OUTPUT.m4a

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#32 Post by __philippe » Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:59 am

CLI rules !...that's my motto ! :D

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#33 Post by Midas » Mon Mar 21, 2022 5:14 am

I'd be tempted to agree, __philippe -- sadly, on the very same day an update to FFmpeg v5.0-2 completely broke it in Termux for Android, causing more grief and frustration than I'd like to confess...

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#34 Post by webfork » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:55 pm

Update here: It's been said many times on these forums but ffmpeg is amazing. I used the following command borrowing from a Shotcut install on my computer, not far off from what Ruby posted about earlier in the thread. Just saved a batch file and the video to a folder. The conversion was near-instant and worked perfectly.

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ffmpeg.exe -i file.mp4 -vn -c copy OUTPUT.m4a
Nice.

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#35 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:03 pm

That is almost verbatim what I suggested two posts above...!? :|

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#36 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:45 pm

Midas wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:03 pm
That is almost verbatim what I suggested two posts above...!? :|
Amusingly, I scoured the site for the original reference and thought -- based on keywords -- it was Ruby's post. I somehow completely missed the actual suggestion I took this from on the same thread. This is what happens when you take notes to post about something days or weeks later.

All credit to Midas on this one.

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Re: [Resolved] Losslessly convert downloaded vids and AAC files

#37 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:52 am

It's OK -- we all have our diverse fuzzy thought processes and research workflows -- I just found it puzzling to see you post it right after... 8)

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