Ogg support for avidemux

Bug #226163 reported by Jeece on 2008-05-03
This bug affects 27 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
avidemux (Baltix)
avidemux (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Dapper by David Fréon
Declined for Gutsy by Luca Falavigna
Nominated for Hardy by David Fréon
Nominated for Intrepid by David Fréon
Nominated for Jaunty by David Fréon
Nominated for Lucid by Robert Pollak

Bug Description

Binary package hint: avidemux

1) Ubuntu release : 8.04

2) Package version :
avidemux 1:2.4.1-0.0ubuntu1

3) I expected Avidemux to be able to open ogg media files to work with them.

4) The problem :

Impossible to open ogg files with Avidemux.
ogg files = theora video stream + vorbis audio stream

When opening ogg media file 2 error windows rise:

First: "Echec ouverture de « /home/jeece/Desktop/out.ogg » !"
Second : "Ne peut ouvrir le fichier"

Well in english it must be

First: "Failure/Error while opening « /home/jeece/Desktop/out.ogg » !"
Second : "Can't open the file"

See first attachement with avidemux log when opening it from a terminal emulator.

5) What I tried.

I reseted the avidemux configuration by deleting the folder ~/.avidemux → same error
I installed the package vorbis-tools → same error

I know the Avidemux package provided by getdeb.net was able to open ogg media files. This package is the same version (2.4.1) and I installed it on Ubuntu release 7.10.

Jeece (caronjc) wrote :
Maia Everett (lucidfox) wrote :

I agree, Avidemux should have support for Ogg and Theora.

This has been reported upstream: http://bugs.avidemux.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=427

Changed in avidemux:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Jeece (caronjc) wrote :

Well. I think Avidemux is not able to open ogm files.
I was sure to use it 2 weeks ago for encoding an ogm screencast to avi ( Xvid Mp3) but I reinstalled Ubuntu 7.10 + Avidemux 2.4.1 from getdeb.net and for the moment I'm not able to open an ogm file.

I suppose I used another program for the conversion. Well I need to stop working on video @ 6 PM without having sleeping the previous nigth.

Anyway. We need support for opening ogm files with Avidemux wich is a great tool.

From: http://bugs.avidemux.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=427

Comment by mean (mean) - Sunday, 22 June 2008, 09:29 GMT-4
Ogg video are not supported at the moment, only OGM
Comment by mean (mean) - Sunday, 22 June 2008, 09:50 GMT-4
Please open another as a feature request : Ogg video support :)

Philippe Coval (rzr) wrote :

This is an annoying feature for freedom lovers

BTW, I wish we can use a ogm muxer to do lossless conversion, but gstreamer does not provide some ...
Any hints ?

Philippe Coval (rzr) wrote :

Note that the bug is also reported at :

FS#486 - Support for ogv container & it's associated codecs Theora & Dirac

you can vote for it if you think it worth it

ps: LP doesnt support http://flyspray.org/ yet


David Robert Lewis (afrodeity) wrote :

Avidemux is the only FOSS programme that provides support for subtitles. I need to put subtitles on an ogg video and now I am stuck. Oh dear, somebody please help Ubuntu-ographers.

onny (onny) wrote :

Theora support would be awesome!

WebNuLL (babciastefa) wrote :

Today i tried to convert theora to other codec beacause there are problems with theora in kdenlive..

WebNuLL (babciastefa) wrote :

Please add support for ogg vorbis/theora to Avidemux.

onny (onny) wrote :

It seems that there's no progress on this bug, even tough ogg theora became very popular (natively supported in mozilla firefox). I really would like to see this feature!

Xwarman (xwarman) wrote :

Me too. I'll still wondering why avidemux it won't support since years... :-(

Rick C. Hodgin (rick-c-hodgin) wrote :

If there's a bounty for this, I'll code it.

onny (onny) wrote :

@rick-c-hodgin: I'm willing to give you my last 0.9 bitcoins for solving this bug. It should be at least worth 100$ :)

Rick C. Hodgin (rick-c-hodgin) wrote :

I have a similar unrelated project I'm working on. When it comes time to include OGG support I'll see what's involved with providing that functionality here as well. Avidemux is a tool that's been a dear friend of mine for some time. Would be nice to contribute something back.

This is still unresolved.

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