For some reason, my ffmpeg output log does not show dup and drop key-value pairs.


frame=563 fps=138 q=23.0 size=13056kB time=00:00:09.42 bitrate=11346.8kbits/s dup=0 drop=0 speed= 2.3x

running the following:

~/bin/ffmpeg -i INPUT.mkv \
    -t 00:00:10.000 \
    -c:v libx264 -crf 15 -preset veryfast \
    OUTPUT.mkv 2>&1|tee ffmpeg.log

results in this output instead:

frame=  563 fps=138 q=23.0 size=   13056kB time=00:00:09.42 bitrate=11346.8kbits/s speed= 2.3x
frame=  600 fps=134 q=-1.0 Lsize=   16199kB time=00:00:09.98 bitrate=13294.4kbits/s speed=2.23x
video:16095kB audio:92kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:4kB muxing overhead: 0.077694%
[libx264 @ 0x55d5711efac0] frame I:3     Avg QP:15.71  size:227164

or running:

~/bin/ffmpeg -f v4l2 \
    -framerate 60 -video_size 1920x1080 \
    -input_format mjpeg -i /dev/video0 \
    -c:v libx264 -crf 15 -preset veryfast \
    -tune film -profile:v high -pix_fmt yuv420p \
    -color_primaries 1 -color_trc 1 -colorspace 1 \
    -dst_range 1 -color_range 2 \
    OUTPUT.mkv 2>&1|tee ffmpeg.log


frame=  880 fps= 60 q=23.0 size=   64512kB time=00:00:14.31 bitrate=36910.3kbits/s speed=0.977x
frame=  911 fps= 60 q=23.0 size=   64512kB time=00:00:14.83 bitrate=35626.4kbits/s speed=0.978x

system info

  • OS: Linux Debian 10 (buster) x86_64
  • tested with two versions of ffmpeg:

1) Debian package

$ ffmpeg -version
ffmpeg version 4.1.4-1~deb10u1 built with gcc 8 (Debian 8.3.0-6)

2) compiled for myself

$ ~/bin/ffmpeg -version
ffmpeg version N-97910-g88567a2 built with gcc 8 (Debian 8.3.0-6)

using -loglevel debug and ffv1

~/bin/ffmpeg -i INPUT.mkv \
    -t 00:00:10.000     \
    -acodec  copy       \
    -vcodec  ffv1       \
    -level 1 -coder 1 -context 1 -g 1 \
    -loglevel debug     \
    OUTPUT.mkv 2>&1|tee ffmpeg.log

result: unable to find a single occurrence of the word "drop" in log.txt file

How to output the missing "dup" and "drop" in my log?

1 Answer 1


If no frames are dupped or dropped, then those fields are not printed.

If you need a definitive statement, add -progress filename to print progress report to a file and search for dup_frames and drop_frames.

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