The process of converting a media file from one format to another or changing the compression settings used.

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Improving frame/image quality on Handbrake?

I created a .cdr file from a DVD and converted it to an .mp4 with Handbrake. My only issue is Handbrake's default settings create a somewhat grainy picture. The file size went from 1.24Gb to ~100Mb so ...
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In Pazera Free Audio Extractor, what does the the Profile do?

This is a question about Pazera Free Audio Extractor, which extracts the audio from video files. There are 4 sections in the settings. The first and last are quite self-explanatory. My question is ...
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Ripped DVD Video Playback Stutters, original DVD does not

I have a DVD of home video made from a VHS that I'm trying to rip so I can post it to YouTube. I've ripped a couple of videos using both Mac DVDRipper Pro and Handbrake to compare the output after I ...
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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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Video Encoding - Wasting Space

I am facing a common issue that I cannot find a term to describe: I have a few low quality VHS rips that were encoded with a certain Apple ProRes codec (irrelevant in the context of this particular ...
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Can I get Handbrake to apply additional filters such as brightness/contrast?

I have some scripts which pass video into Handbrake to transcode it for the web. What's the easiest way to apply additional filters for things like brightness/contrast? (ie. things not covered by the ...
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Combine video and audio TS segments coming from HLS stream

Apple HLS streams MPEG-2 TS files containing video and audio data in packetized elementary stream format. These segments (.ts files) can be joined in order to build final video. Recent version of HLS ...
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What is the most lossless way to rip a laserdisc to a Mac?

I want to rip a LD to my Mac as a digital video file. I will create a DVD from this file eventually, but I'm primarily interested in playing it on my laptop. What video output from the Laserdisc ...
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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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ffmpeg output does not play

I'm trying to transcode an uncompressed AVI ~27GB in size to an MP4. I'm using the following command: ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v libx264 -preset slow -crf 20 -c:a copy output.mp4 The resultant MP4 ...
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What is a good lossy format for storing DV

I have 60Gb of DV footage that I need to store, but 60Gb is WAY too big. I need to transcode it to a lossy format, but I need the resulting video to be robust such that it can be easily edited with a ...
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Transcoding Satellite online TV Channels to Internet Via Help of Cloud? [closed]

Is it possible for me to transcode nearly 25 live tv channels that run on satellite to internet. Is it possible for me to that via help of Cloud media services from most known cloud providers. As i ...
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Does mjpeg handle interlaced video correctly?

I'm using mencoder/libav to capture an interlaced source to mjpeg. Now, my hunch is that mjpeg is a codec that handles only full-frames, progressive video - because I assume it compresses single ...
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Converting MTS for best use in After Effects?

I have a client who gave me nothing but MTS files to use in After Effects. Basically it's HD slow motion photography, shot sideways, against a greenscreen, and all he wants to do is put one 1920 x ...
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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 ...
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Convert Uncompressed AVI to JPEG2000 in MXF

I'm looking to convert raw, uncompressed video (currently in avi container) into lossless motion jpeg2000 encoded video in an mxf container. I've tried FFMPEG, but don't think it can do this. What's ...
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Web Videos via Watch Folders Transcode

What I am looking to do is fairly simple, however seems complicated in theory. What I need to do is be able to have a folder where all video files placed in the folder, are transcoded to all ...
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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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What's the right setup for recording programming talks?

I go to lots of monthly developer meetings, and there are many requests that the talks be recorded. I have no idea what kind of camera or setup is right for this. Recordings are always indoors, ...
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How to get closed captions to appear on a live stream

I want to be able to stream live TV but also include the closed captions. My workflow is to use a Blackmagic Designs Decklink card (video source is SDI) and use VLC to capture and transcode the ...
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cross platform software to convert video to image sequence

I'm looking for a piece of software I'm even sure it exists. Here's what I would like this software to do: be free (ideally open source, but free and closed source is also fine) be cross platform ...
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How to force ffmpeg to insert keyframe at first frame when downsampling a framerate of a video with x264 vcodec

I have a mpeg4 video at 25fps. This video contains just one static frame. I'm trying to downsample the frame rate to 1fps and convert the video to x246 (mp4). I ran the following ffmpeg command: ...
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How do I prevent Quality loss in the beginning of a video?

My company transcodes videos sent in by users (recorder by our own screenrecording software) I use FFMpeg to do the work using this command: /ffmpeg/ffmpeg -i in.mov -vcodec libx264 -fpre ...
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Encoding DNxHD using ffmbc

I have decided to re-encode my footage as DNxHD for editing. I am using ffmbc (downloaded here) to do the encoding. My source footage is HDV 1080i50. Therefore I think the best format to trancode ...
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How do I specify baseline H264 profile using FFmbc?

I am using FFmbc (a FFmpeg derivative) to transcode some video files to H264 (in a mov wrapper). I want to specify baseline profile (to reduce CPU usage) but can't figure out how. There doesn't seem ...
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Compress or convert .mov to lighter format

My camera records videos in .mov format, what can I use to edit out the audio and lower it's size in a Windows environment?