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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How to get FFMPEG output the same quality as Vimeo?

I like Vimeo, but I rather host a player and video myself. So I was wondering if someone knows how to get the closest result to Vimeo quality, but from FFMPEG? It seems that Vimeo uses 1280 pixels ...
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ffmpeg Color conversion - 709 to 601

I am downscaling an HD movie from 1920x1080 to 720x576 and want to make sure the color conversion is done correctly, which with my current settings I am sure it is not. I am coming from an HD Prores ...
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Why does parameter round in ffmpeg's cropdetect default to 16?

I have been experimenting with some ffmpeg options and I could not figure out, why the resulting files had been in a format I did not want. After further combing through the man pages, I realized that ...
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Sync up ffmpeg `rawvideo` recording and Audacity ALSA recording

I am attempting to transfer some Video 8 tapes to my computer with ffmpeg and Audacity. ffmpeg captures a rawvideo stream from an EasyCap dongle, and Audacity records from the line-in audio jack. ...
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Best presets to scale legacy 4:3 and 5:4 videos using ffmpeg

We have videos in row format (.mov) that are 4:3 (768x576) and 5:4 (720x576). We have a recommended preset for streaming over DASH to HTML5 and Silverlight players (this is the second pass): ffmpeg ...
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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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Converting container or transcode movies to iPhone from command line (os x)

Over the years I collected many movies in different container formats (avi, mp4, mkv) and encoded with different codecs too. Now want convert containers (or transcode them if absolutely necessary) to ...
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HTML5 background video encoding settings

I'm doing a full page background video and I'm trying to convert the original mp4 to an webm. The background will not have any audio. I'm currently using ffmpeg. ffmpeg -i INPUT.mp4 -b 614400 -s ...
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Why isn't ffmpeg used in movie production or broadcasting tool chains?

Is the assumption in the title true? What is preventing the use of ffmpeg when producing a movie or broadcast quality material? Are there any prominent or well known users of ffmpeg? What is used ...
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What means “Data: Skeleton” in an .ogv file?

My Question: I made a screencast with recordmydesktop (Version 0.3.8.1). When I investigate the rendered file with avprobe I see, that there is Stream #0.0: Data: skeleton in the produced file. I ...
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How to extract MOOV atom/metadata from MP4 file?

Can one "dump"/extract the MOOV atom from an MP4 file? If so, how? Hoping for an obscure FFMPEG command. I need to be able to process/play a stream without searching for the MOOV atom over and over ...
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Is H.264 subject to exploits / are some H.264 codecs subject to exploits?

How safe are H.264 streams from exploits? More exactly, are the consumer-grade H.264 codes generally "safe"? I am currently gratuitously transcoding A/V files to avoid being exposed to possible ...
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Frames with pict_type=I yet key_frame=0

I am trying to exrtact key frame information from a mp4 video using ffprobe with the command: ffprobe -select_streams v -show_frames FILE_NAME 2>/dev/null I am getting the list of all frames. ...
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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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How to specify CRF quality settings for different encoding software

Is there a way of specifying a quality setting for h.264 that is not software dependant? I'm trying to help a colleague create a specification for outside contractors when they deliver video to us ...
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Merging mp4 video stream with subtitles for use in creating DVD

Suppose I have two files called foo.mp4 and foo.srt. The mp4 file doesn't have subtitles, and I want to add subtitles from the foo.srt file. The utility mencoder is frequently recommended in this ...
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using -force_key_frames in ffmpeg with libx265

I'm trying encode a video stream using HEVC with ffmpeg and create a MPEG-TS file. I need to be able to insert IDR frames to certain locations in the stream. I came across the flag -force_key_frames ...
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Constant streaming to a web server

I have developed a desktop application that records motion from any video source - ie ip Camera, web cam (etc). These motion 'clips' timestamps are uploaded to my server. The Web user can log in and ...
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Is it possible to merge two or more videos in real-time like this?

Is it possible to play video online that's made of two or more video files? Here's what I mean. My site is hosted on Linux/Apache/PHP server. I have video files in FLV/F4V format. I can also convert ...
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ffmpeg split file retains original length

I've losslessly extracted 30m from a ~1.5h long video using the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -ss 0 -t 00:30:00 -i in.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy out.mp4 The split was successful and out.mp4 ...
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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 ...
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Merge two transparent webm videos with ffpeg

I'm trying to merge two transparent webm videos together while keeping their transparency using ffmpeg Main video: https://s3.amazonaws.com/medlike/logo.webm Overlay video: ...
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ffmpeg drawtext clipping to a bounding box

I'm trying to create a transparent box with some text in it and then overlay that onto a (bigger) existing video. I know I can do the text directly over the video, but I need the text bounded inside ...
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Faster deinterlacing with ffmpeg and yadif

We are using two-step encoding with ffmpeg to encode raw .mov files to multiple .mp4 encodings ready for streaming over the Internet. Some of the videos are interlaced and we are using yadif to ...
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How to downsample 4k to 1080p using ffmpeg while maintaining the quality?

I have some 4K 3840x2160 footage in MP4 format that I need to bring down to 1080p. I tried running ffmpeg -i orig.mp4 -vf scale=1920:1080 smaller.mp4 but the result is very poor quality, with ...
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Can I use h.264 codec inside .mp4 container for my website

I would like to use h.264 as the codec inside .mp4 container for my user uploaded videos for my website. But I saw somewhere that h.264 is non free. I am unsure whether I can use this technology or ...
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Can I use FFMPEG in a commercial product [closed]

Not sure if I am correct posting my question here and I will of course delete this question if appropriate. I have a c# desktop app using FFMPEG I have a web service using FFMPEG. I sell both ...
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Correct lens distortion with ffmpeg

It seems to be possible to correct lens distortion with ffmpeg. According to the manual you can adjust K1 and K2 values. What this means? How to use it correctly? Example still image - captured with ...
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How to do mpeg/mpg to mov lossless convertion?

Does anyone know how to do lossless conversion from *.mpeg/mpg to mov? I was asked to extract video from DVDs and do editings in FCPX, however FCPX cannot edit *.mpeg/mpg file natively, therefore I ...
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What is the difference between ffmpeg and ffmbc now?

Two years ago I've used ffmbc to encode videos to prores, but nowadays ffmpeg also supports prores and avchd. What is the difference between ffmpeg and ffmbc now?
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How to compile FFmpeg with libfdkaac into a single static binary?

My target is to build a single static FFmpeg binary with libfdkaac and x264 support for OSX and Linux. First, I tried to build one on OSX, I follow the instruction on FFmpeg web: ...
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How to losslessly encode a jpg image sequence to a video in ffmpeg?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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What is the ffmpeg filter equivalent of “Automatic levels” for colors?

Looking at the documentation about filters there seems to be a curve filter to manipulate color with the following presets: color_negative cross_process darker increase_contrast lighter ...
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encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264

I believe that libx264 is now capable of doing 10-bit 4:2:2 encodings, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm using ffmpeg (info below), and I've also tried the x264 encoder directly. I've tried ...
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How to get FFMPEG to join non-sequential image files? (skip by 3s)

I have a bunch of images, that follow this pattern. 0001.png 0004.png 0007.png 0010.png 0013.png 0016.png 0019.png ... They're in the correct order, but FFMPEG ignores anything after the first ...
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Good Intermediate Format for Combining Videos

I have a bunch of PNG files in separate directories that I'll turn into videos with FFMPEG. Say each clip will be a minute long. I then want to stitch those together into a final video. The final ...
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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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Lossless Editing by Combining Clips with FFmpeg x264

My new Canon Vixia HF G30 video camera has an option to encode directly to 35 Mbit/sec Mp4 at 1080p60 and it does a nice job. I primarily use it to record my daughter's high school basketball games. ...
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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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How to display static image if the input stream ends using ffmpeg?

I am receiving a stream over the network with the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i rtmp://server:port/input.stream -f flv rtmp://server2:port/output.stream When the input stream stalls, I want ...
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Add image under the video with ffmepg

I want to extend basic usage of watermark and put it under the video. That means. I have input video 720x480 and image 720x20. On output i want to have video 720x500 where video aspect is preserved ...
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Any m2ts optimizer under Linux? [closed]

My goal is to optimize m2ts generated by ffmpeg for HLS because the generated m2ts has lots of structural overhead. The below is an example of the result analyzed by Apple Media Stream Validator: ...
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Is there a way? multiple images to looping video via ffmpeg?

I want to use ffmpeg to create a 15 second looping video from images for posting to instagram. For instance: Camera takes 3 pictures Each image plays for 2 frames (3 images = 6 frames) After 6 ...
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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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Using ffmpeg to cut out a scene by original timestamp

I have a recording (a simple, unprocessed TS from my satellite receiver, not encrypted) that has uneccessary stuff at the beginning and the ending. I want to cut out the main feature now with ffmpeg. ...
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FFMPEG Sync Audio & Video From Pi Camera & USB Microphone

Posted this in the Raspberry Pi community, but it got closed for being off topic. Reposting in the hopes that it is now in the right place. I am trying to stream low-quality audio & video from my ...
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ffmpeg adds unneeded zero samples at beginning 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 lower the volume of the second audio channel with FFMPEG

It's easy to mute one of the audio channels of a video, but I have to lower the second one with some dB. I have searched in documentation about mapping the channels but I am still confised how to ...
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ffmpeg filter_complex problem

I'm trying to achieve complex effect with ffmpeg, but I seem to be failing the syntax of -filter_complex somewhere. The goal is to capture part of the screen (with UScreenCapture direct show device) ...