A digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but which can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images.

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Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc. Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb. The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD ...
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Copying h.264 video from TS into MP4 changes frame rate and time

I have large MPEG-TS file that I am converting to MP4 using the below command. If I seek to the same time in the video in both the MP4 and the TS file, the MP4 will be a few frames behind the TS ...
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Set ipad compatible thumbs for mp4 videos based on a frame of the video with command line

I have a directory of 100 mp4 files. All are working well on my ipad but most of them do not have a working thumb. I want to generate these thumbs with a command line command (on macosx) based on a ...
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Why does VLC player convert a 4-minute mp4 to a 4-hour webm?

I used standard webm settings in VLC player 2.2.1 (the latest) to convert a 4-minute mp4 made in Handbrake. In the conversion panel it says "Streaming 04:00" but the end result is "03:49:15" and, on ...
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Losing audio in re-encoding with ffmpeg

I have some DVDs I want to save MP4s from. The video files are VOB files. I can play them if I change the extension to .mp4, but I can't use the seek bar in Windows Media Player. Also, the files are ...
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Recovering damaged-and-badly-recovered mp4 by HEX signature of each frame (and voice)

Question 1: What is the hex signature of EACH frame in an mp4 movie? What is the hex signature of the voice file in an mp4 movie? Question 2: I had mp4 films on a hard disk which was damaged. So 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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Where to start Transcoding with FFMPEG?

I would like to learn a lot about Transcoding video files with FFMPEG from any format to mp4 (hH264/AAC) format. We have a large repository of video files ranging from 1 MB to 2 GB of various formats ...