[FFmpeg-user] cannot convert to side-by-side video, unrecognized option

Liam Condron-Farnos 23liam at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 24 21:12:32 CET 2013

Are you using the version from the repos? For 10.04, that would be
comically out-of-date. Look here to get a more recent version:


The PPA is probably the easiest method, and it should work perfectly fine
for you (so try that first), but it won't get you the very latest git head
version (which is what this mailing list prefers).

On 24 January 2013 04:29, D at rk <roberto.francescangeli at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I’m trying to convert a 2D video in 3D by using the instructions found
> here:
> http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=How_to_make_a_3d_movie_with_ffmpeg
> but every time I try I get back the error:
> ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-vf'
> Then on this other website it seems that when I have quotes I need to use
> the –filter_complex flag (multiple input overlay grid example):
> http://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/wiki/FilteringGuide
> but then I get back the error:
> ffmpeg: unrecognized option '-filter_complex'
> I’m under Ubuntu Linux 10.04 32bits and the complete command line string
> is:
> ffmpeg -i DVD_VR-14.avi -filter_complex "movie=DVD_VR-14.avi [in1];
> [in]pad=iw*2:ih:iw:0[in0]; [in0][in1] overlay=0:0 [out]" sidebyside.avi
> Thanks for any advice!
> Roberto
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