Enable aac, h264 and other restricted encodings in ffmpeg

These two threads describe excellent techniques for doing just that:
Advanced Version
Easy version

This one also helps:
Fixing ffmpeg on Ubuntu

The reason I had to do this in the first place was because I wanted to amplify the volume on the h264 encoded mp4 videos my digital camera recorded with the audio in aac format.

To increase the audio volume, simply do this:

ffmpeg -i infile.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -vol 2400 outfile.mp4

Where 2400 stands for increasing the audio volume by 2400% (yes, my microphone kind of sucks :/ )

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