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Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

David-3
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
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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Reindl Harald


Am 17.06.20 um 19:26 schrieb David:

> 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"

you didn't paste anything but "Permission denied" sounds not like an
ffmpeg issue at all


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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Jim Shupert, Jr.-2
On 6/17/2020 1:59 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:

>
> Am 17.06.20 um 19:26 schrieb David:
>> 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"
> you didn't paste anything but "Permission denied" sounds not like an
> ffmpeg issue at all
>
It has been a long time since I interacted with real media **
so -- i could be off base here --
but isn't a file.ram   a url pointing to a real server , a txt file ?
( if so then to "hear" the actual audio has to be served from a server )
is actually binary audio data?
can you play it?- hear it?


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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Carl Eugen Hoyos-2
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Am Mi., 17. Juni 2020 um 19:26 Uhr schrieb David <[hidden email]>:

>
> 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"

Please avoid sending screenshots to this mailing list (it sounds
as if you considered that), instead copy the command line you
tested and everything that was printed in the PowerShell
window and paste the text into an answer to your email.

If you don't know what top-posting means, find out what
it means and in any case avoid it here.

Carl Eugen
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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Reindl Harald
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Am 18.06.20 um 00:45 schrieb David:
> Thanks for the response!  I got two more responses, but rather than
> clutter up the mailing list, I'll reply to each of you individually.

hell NO - that's not how mailing lists are working

> PS C:\Program Files\FFmpeg\ffmpeg-20200617-0b3bd00-win64-static\bin>
> .\ffmpeg -i 317.ram 317.mp4
>
> 317.mp4: Permission denied
>
> PS C:\Program Files\FFmpeg\ffmpeg-20200617-0b3bd00-win64-static\bin>

well, why would one place output files in a bin directory? how is it a
ffmpeg issue that you obviosuly are not allowed to create a file there?
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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Reindl Harald
STAY ON LIST - DAMNED IF YOU DON'T GET HOW MAILING-LISTS ARE WORKING
DON'T USE THEM - IT'S NOT PEROSNAL SUPPORT AND I TILD YOU SO IN MY LAST MAIL

Am 18.06.20 um 03:10 schrieb David:
> NERDfirst, the guy giving a youtube tutorial on FFmpeg
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPV7JXTWPWI>said that one way to use
> FFmpeg was to have the infile and outfile in the same directory as the
> FFmpeg.exe. Are you saying he's wrong, then, that one canNOT have those
> three files in the same directory?

I can also drill a hole in my knee

nobody right in his mind is running sofwtare with admin permissions,
especially not video encoding software and nobody right in his mind
gives his ordinary user write permsisions to binaries

if you want to do so adjust the permissions and why you don't have
permissions on that folder especially when you are using Windows is your
problem and not one of ffmpeg

20 years ago i managed to adjust my path as needed and learn how to deal
with permissions on Win2000 weeks after buy my first PC

> On 6/17/2020 8:48 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 18.06.20 um 00:45 schrieb David:
>>> Thanks for the response!  I got two more responses, but rather than
>>> clutter up the mailing list, I'll reply to each of you individually.
>> hell NO - that's not how mailing lists are working
>>
>>> PS C:\Program Files\FFmpeg\ffmpeg-20200617-0b3bd00-win64-static\bin>
>>> .\ffmpeg -i 317.ram 317.mp4
>>>
>>> 317.mp4: Permission denied
>>>
>>> PS C:\Program Files\FFmpeg\ffmpeg-20200617-0b3bd00-win64-static\bin>
>> well, why would one place output files in a bin directory? how is it a
>> ffmpeg issue that you obviosuly are not allowed to create a file there?

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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

kumowoon1025
Hi,

>> NERDfirst, the guy giving a youtube tutorial on FFmpeg
>> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPV7JXTWPWI>said that one way to use
>> FFmpeg was to have the infile and outfile in the same directory as the
>> FFmpeg.exe. Are you saying he's wrong, then, that one canNOT have those
>> three files in the same directory?

I don’t know what the guy in the video said, but I think that would only make sense if you had a folder owned by you (regular user, not root or admin or whatever it is in windows) and a static ffmpeg.exe in the folder. If you have it in a folder in your path env var, then most likely you only want executable binaries there, not media files.

This is just my personal opinion, but more often than not, people on this list include contributors to the FFmpeg project, (basically authors of the program) and are more knowledgeable and experienced than a random YouTuber you might find.

Best regards,
Ted Park
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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

Rodney Baker
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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

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).

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Re: Can I convert from .ram to .mp4?

David-3
Thanks for the courtesy of replying, Rodney!

Turns out I'd not noticed that I was still in the bin directory when I
invoked first invoked ffmpeg.exe.  When I copied the executable into the
folder where only the 317.ram was, ffmpeg worked as it ought to.

I'd not known about the user forum's proscription against pasting
screenshots, so that won't happen again.

I think I did, in a later post, paste the TEXT from the PowerShell
window into a message to the user forum.

Again, thanks for your kindness in replying!

Regards,
Dave

On 6/19/2020 8:48 AM, Rodney Baker wrote:

> 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
> 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).
>

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