FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. The most notable parts of FFmpeg are libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat, an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the ffmpeg command line ...

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Calculating loss when converting from MTS to AVI using FFMPEG

I am using the following script to convert my MTS video to an AVI video: for %%a in ("*.mts") do ffmpeg.exe -i "%%a" -vcodec libxvid -s 848x480 -maxrate 4800k -b 4000k -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -bufsize ...
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Similar to “levels adjustment” brightness improvement with ffmpeg

I'm composing a video from set of 16bit tiff pictures. The pictures are very dark, and needs to be brightened. Currently I'm applying -vf "mp=eq2=1.0:1.0:0.3:1.0:1.0:1.0:1.0:1.0" filter to make ...
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FFMpeg and HLS, videos need to load in their entirety before they start playing

I am using ffmpeg to generate a segmented list of files in order to stream them to an iOS app. The list of files is generated fine but when it comes time to play them, the video needs to be downloaded ...
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ffmpeg adds unneeded zero samples at begging of resulting m4a file

Input file original.wav ffmpeg -i original.wav ... Duration: 00:03:36.93, bitrate: 1411 kb/s Convert wav to m4a with fdk-aac encoder: ffmpeg -i original.wav -c:a libfdk_aac -vbr 5 ffmpeg.m4a ...
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How to encode a video at 30 FPS from images taken at 7 FPS

I have no knowledge whatsoever about video encoding, I have an application written in OpenGL and I am saving the frames it generated into png images. The frames from my app are at 7 FPS and I am ...
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How to get ffmpeg/x264 to use same parameters as input?

I'm trying to accomplish a smart rendering workflow using ffmpeg/x264. In short, get ffmpeg to segment the input file. Locate the segment(s) with changes to be made. Re-encode altered segments with ...
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ffmpeg input from images stream out video

I am using ffmpeg to capture a video recording device and would like to add an overlay to it . I have images being rendered on the fly and I would like to use them as the overlay . How can I take a ...
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Repeat/loop Input Video with ffmpeg?

I just want to loop a mp4 video with ffmpeg and keep the current settings and codec. For example if input.mp4 is 0:10 long, and I would want to loop it 4 times so output.mp4 is 0:40 long, how could I ...
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Switching between H.264 video streams on the fly?

I have several H.264 encoded MP4 files, as well as still images. From these I want to generate a single video stream that I can broadcast. The stream will be composed of alternating still images and ...
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Combine multiple videos as separate streams in one mkv file

So I have multiple videos of the same scenery from different angles. These are stored as separate files. Can I combine these as multiple video streams within one file? For example I know this is ...
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How to work with R3D and RMD files? FFMPEG?

I am getting collections of files of the types A0123-random-name.RMD A0123-random-name.R3D Googling tells me R3D is a raw RED file and RMD is Red Meta Data - data about the processing to be ...
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Split video into equal duration segments

I am currently using ffmpeg to split videos into 10 seconds segments. I have taken two approaches but neither seems to yield the desired results. Approach number one is using basic cutting with the -t ...
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Crop video in ffmpeg without re-encoding

I have videos I want to split across multiple screens, so the solution I've found so far is to just crop the input video 4 times with ffmpeg (is this optimal? Is there some other way so I only need to ...
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using a 265 encoded video with a container

Let me start by saying im not a video production guy. I am a programmer so im in over my head in certain areas. Ive been trying to use ffmpeg to mess around with HEVC encoded video. I was told it ...
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What parameters should I select to get a high quality voice .wav file?

I'm trying to generate a high quality .wav voice-over using Microsoft Speech API. What should be the values of following parameters (they are part of this constructor): int samplesPerSecond, int ...
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YouTube 3gp encoding settings

I'm building a new media site and I'm taking cues from YouTube for which video file formats I should offer for widespread usability among mobile and desktop clients. I'm doing all transcoding using ...
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Stream a dynamic playlist to a RTMP server

My goal is to stream a dynamic playlist of video to Twitch. The problem is while I stream a file, I don't know which will be the next until the end of the current one. My playlist is a very simple ...
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ffmpeg re-encode libx264 without quailty loss?

According to the documentation for libx264 (h264) encoding, we can use a preset of veryfast, faster, fast, medium, slow, etc. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/H.264 ...for constant quality ...
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gource and ffmpeg reduce video size

I try to create video with gource. I succeed with the following command line: gource $LOG_FILE --log-format custom --stop-at-end --caption-file ${FILENAME}_captions.log --caption-duration 3 --title ...
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HEVC binary to MPEG 2TS

I'm trying to convert a HEVC bit stream to MPEG-2 TS using ffmpeg. However I can't seem to perform the task without a wrapper such as mp4. Here is the command I was trying. ffmpeg -i ...
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ffmpeg libx264 not working

have Installed ffmpeg and x264 based on this post : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9764740/unknown-encoder-libx264 no errors receved. but when i want to convert an input stream from mumudvb to a ...
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Transcoding during ffmpeg overlay

My question is related to the technicality behind video overlaying. When a 3D object or an image is added to a video sequence as an overlay to render, does ffmpeg fully decode the original sequence to ...
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How to transcode mkv media into different resolutions with ffmpeg

I am trying to setup a server that allows me to broadcast a single media file using ffmpeg to a ffserver so that I can use the RTP protocol to allow clients to view the media at different resolutions ...
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Lossy output with FFMPEG JPEG 2000

I'm trying to achieve a lossy JPEG 2000 output with FFMPEG, but no success so far. Using this command line: ffmpeg -i input.dpx -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libopenjpeg output.jp2 As a result I get ...
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drop similar frames

I'd like to record a very long video from webcam which will be mostly the same. I'd like to drop intermediate frames that are very similar to each other to save on filesize and also make it easier to ...
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Lossless conversion of yuv420p10le to yuv420p

I have an mp4 movie, containing an h264 video stream (pixel format yuv420p10le), and an AAC audio stream. My favorite player cannot read the yuv420p10le pixel format. I was wondering if it is ...
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Video for Windows Codec x264 and VP80

I'm looking for VfW codec to encode H264 and VP80. I already found: x264vfw And VP80vfw The 1st is bugged and lost the start and the end. The 2nd do not install on Windows 8. Why VfW ? to use ...
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How can I convert .MTS file (AVCHD) to .mp4 by ffmpeg without re-encoding H264 video stream?

Note: I posted same question to stackoverflow a short time before, when I have not found this comunity yet. I repost this since the question is more suitable to this community. 1. What I tried I ...
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FFmpeg MP4 to FLV too slow

I am converting .mp4 files to .flv using ffmpeg in centos. But the conversion time is extremely too slow! It takes about 1.5 hours to convert 500MB .mp4 file into .flv. I am using a linux vps with 2 ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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Add an image in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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FFMPEG convert video with multiple audio streams?

Ok so I have a video made from dxtory. The video is using dxtory video codec and unknown audio codec. When I pop the file into avimux, I can clearly see two audio tracks/sources. I have successfully ...
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FFmpeg encod set of time stamped images as Iframes

I have a set of images that are in time stamped order ( the unit is seconds ) but not in a set interval 012.png 017.png 024.png etc. How can I encode them so that each image is an Iframe at that ...
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FFmpeg clarification “position of frame”

Sample output [Parsed_showinfo_0 @ 0x7f9a3b600000] n:0 pts:0 pts_time:0 pos:194408 fmt:yuvj420p sar:0/1 s:1920x1080 i:P iskey:1 type:I checksum:072007CF plane_checksum:[AAFB805D 153EE2B8 65C9A49C] ...
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Why does quality degrade so much if just cutting video with ffmpeg?

I have tried to cut video with the following command ffmpeg -i "Вспомнить все (Total Recall, 1990).avi" -ss 01:07:29 -to 01:08:05 fight.avi Output: Input #0, avi, from '╨Т╤Б╨┐╨╛╨╝╨╜╨╕╤В╤М ╨▓╤Б╨╡ ...
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ffmpeg framemd5 format explanation

Does a frame consist of audio and video or just video? I am trying to verify if this can be used for confirming both audio and video data were successfully sent or if I need to handle the audio ...
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ffprobe - why total bitrate is greater than sum of video and audio bitrates?

I have been working on video conversion. So, to find out video parameters I used ffprobe. However, when I run the command on an mp4 video file, I observe this: Total bitrate: 3547 Kb/s Video ...
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How can I convert large jpgs (15000 x 10840px) to video?

Whenever I try the command ffmpeg -y -r 1 -i File01.jpg -c:v libx264 -tune stillimage -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4 I get the failing result: [swcaler @ 000000000347fe0] deprecated pixel format used, ...
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Output file longer than source with ffmpeg

I'm producing several versions of a clip (320x180 24 fps and aprox 2Mbps) compressed with h.264 with ffmpeg using Avanti. Each version has different framerate. The video output has a slightly ...
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ffmpeg: Normalize audio in an avi file

Ι have an avi file that has different levels of audio. Is there a way to decrease and increase appropriately where needed the audio of my file using ffmpeg?
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How to hold the last frame when using ffmpeg

I'm cutting/converting some videos with ffmpeg. What I'd really like is to be able to have the output hold the last frame for a few seconds (with silence for audio). Is such a thing possible? Or ...
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ffmpeg-php with fixed width and height and without stretch or squish

Hi there I googled for hours but no success to solve... This code works for me exec("ffmpeg -i $SourcePath -ar 22050 -ab 32 -f wemp -vf scale=500x400,setdar=16:9 $uploadpath1 2>&1"); but ...
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Why does FFMPEG fail when converting Intervalometer photos into a time lapse movie?

I loaded CHDK firmware on my old Canon IXUS 980IS and took 796 images, each weighing in at: JPEG 4416x3312 4416x3312+0+0 8-bit sRGB 9.182MB 0.050u 0:00.049 So I want to convert 796 images into a ...
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How to do a video live stream through a VPS?

I've been looking at a million resources and I can't find a definitive answer to this. I'm looking to do a small scale (max 50 viewers possibly), low quality live video stream, with nothing but my ...
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FFmpeg overlaying and blending videos

I am trying to use FFmpeg to overlay one video on top of the other using an additive blend. One video is the actual video I want to transcode, the other is a ~10 second long video I want to put into ...
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Reduce quality percentage wise

I have several movie files in a mkv container. ffmpeg -i filename gives me the following output: Stream #0.0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1280x720, PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k ...
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Putting a Lower bitrate of my video stream in my current mp4 container

Sorry if my question is too noobish, this is my first question. What I have is: An mp4 movie with a video stream and an audio stream. What I want in the output: Is an mp4 file containing: the same ...
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Unable to concatenate videos due to identical MOOV atoms

I am cutting out segments from a long mp4 file and then rejoining parts of them. However, since FFMPEG apparently keeps the same MOOV atom for the trimmed files as the original, it looks to FFMPEG ...
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h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour

I'm doing an animation for a projection mapping that simulates the sun casting shadows on a structure as it moves through the sky. Basically it's just big flat areas of colour that change over about ...
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ffmpeg capture audio in raw format

I would like to capture audio with ffmpeg in .raw format. Here is what I do to capture in .mp3 format : ffmpeg -f dshow -t 10 -i audio="virtual-audio-capturer" -y "sound.mp3" note that I don't want ...