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A 'coder-decoder' computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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Can anyone tell explain these UTVideo settings to me?

I am on the lookout for an alternative Lagarith Lossless as some games do not really agree with Lagarith Lossless. I did some digging and learned of UTVideo on the internet but the thing is, UTVideo ...
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How do you batch resizes of Genesis videos in FFMPEG?

I am trying to a create 4:3 video upscale encodes with Sega Genesis videos that are usually around 320 x 224 using FFMPEG. While I had been advised to use FFMPEG (and AVISynth) in the past, it was ...
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ffmpeg to convert .avi to .mp4 results in error: Could not find tag for codec dvvideo in stream #0, codec not currently supported in container

I'm trying to convert .avi files to .mp4 using ffmpeg, as lossless-ly as possible. I tried this command: ffmpeg -i filename.avi -c:v copy -c:a copy -y filename.mp4 and received this output: ...
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Alternative to XVID?

What codecs are good for upscale encoding while saving space and preserving the quality of the video? I am looking for something that is good with animation, gaming, 2D, etc.
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Why is my video file so large when there isn't any video?

Background I am using Final Cut Pro X on a new M1 MacBook Pro (16gb of RAM) on AC power, and I have noticed that when I export the video project (share) the resulting video file is so much larger than ...
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Deduplicating video codec

Say I have a 10 second video that I want to loop 1000 times (not just loop-play it in its presentation form, but have the actual video file be 10000 seconds long). This video will contain the same ...
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Encode VP9 in mov container with pcm audio

Davinci Resolve's supported Codecs list shows it only supports decoding VP9 if placed in an mov container. Add to that the audio limitations also present on the Linux version and mov is somewhat ...
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What is the difference between lossless and lossy formats?

What exactly are the differences between lossless and lossy codecs? And is one better format better than the other or is it mostly relative?
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Triming ogg files to an exact number of samples

Let me begin by saying that I'm not sure on which site on the Stack Exchange network I should post this, as the central theme is essentially codec internals. Background I would like to be able to ...
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Frame rate (FPS) multiplied by duration (sec) isn't equal to total frames

On a YouTube video stats, apparently, the frame rate is 30 fps: Total video length is 1:32 i.e. 92 sec. Total frames = frame rate x time Total frames = 30 x 92 = 2760 So why are frames reported as ...
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Efficient (small size) lossless encoding of video where just few localised pixels changes every so often

I want to record efficiently (space-wise) a screen area which has certain charateristics, akin to a video presentation of a software : it is a window on my computer where a program runs. Not a video, ...
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How to decode a 2D video with H264 by FFPMEG?

For one of my projects (https://www.cs.tau.ac.il/~amir1/PS/3d.pdf) I need to use FFMPEG, but I am entirely new to C++ so diving into it will take a lot of time. Is there any code/handy resource ...
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What is the difference between .mts and .mp4 video files?

I know that .mts video files use MPEG-4 video compression. But why then don't they just have the .mp4 file name extension? Since they don't, this means they are not digitally nor conceptually ...
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recording uncompressed or > 150000 kb/S video on a smartphone or tablet

Is it possible to record uncompressed or > 150000 kb/S video on a smartphone or tablet? If so, how and what devices are compatible? I am able to do this with cheap logitech webcams, however the ...
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“True” monochromatic/greyscale video format

Sometimes referred to as "RAW" format, an example of which would be the now outdated CinemaDNG - a format that stores pixels in their pre-demosaiced form, as pure light intensity values as ...
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Moov atom not found on Raspberry Pi platform (Linux)

I have asked this question on innumerable sites but I haven’t been able to get an answer to solve my problem. The question Need help to fix a broken MP4 which lacks a MOOV atom Seems to be on point ...
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How to convert Fast Mpeg 4v2 (mp4v) with ffmpeg

I have problem with ffmpeg properly recognizing a video encoded with Microsoft Fast Mpeg 4v2 codec. Apparently it's a software codec. VLC plays the video fine. The codec reported by VLC is: Codec: ...
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Importing uncompressed video into Final Cut Pro without (too much) transcoding

I have recently digitized a VHS tape using VirtualDub. Here is the MediaInfo of the original file. General Complete name : capture.avi Format ...
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How can I put a VP9 video stream into a QuickTime/MOV container?

FFmpeg has no trouble putting all sorts of weird video codecs into QuickTime/MOV containers, including utvideo, hap, snow, ffv1, and cinepak. This makes sense, as it is my understanding that the MOV ...
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Streamable Container for gstreamer with ngnix / RTSP on jetson nano

Im working on this project : https://www.hackster.io/jonmendenhall/jetson-nano-search-and-rescue-ai-uav-9ca547 At  some point I will need to mount my camera (waveshare ; IMX219-77IR) on  top of the ...
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GIF/SVG kind of compression for Video

I am looking for a solution to compress screen recording. Imagine a coding tutorial involving mostly text and windows and almost no graphics other than icons and occasional view of the wallpaper. ...
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HTML5 video lags, but only for certain sections

For this HTML5 video, it runs fine without any playback issues except during a certain clip around the 3:15 mark: https://newtube.app/TonyHeller/X31Kd6s I'm just a simple code monkey and don't know ...
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Can I use ffmpeg to encode a video for Camtasia import?

I'm using ffmpeg to create screencasts. The command looks like this: ffmpeg -f x11grab -framerate 30 \ $(xwininfo | gawk 'match($0, /-geometry ([0-9]+x[0-9]+).([0-9]+).([0-9]+)/, a)\ { ...
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ffmpeg: Unknown decoder 'copy' when concatenating clips

Basically I was following https://video.stackexchange.com/a/15701/26767, which states: This should work faster... ffmpeg -ss 1:00 -t 5 -i in.mkv -ss 2:00 -t 5 -i in.mkv \ -filter_complex "[0][1]...
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How can I find out the codec of a video I have exported from Premiere Pro?

I've exported some videos from Premiere Pro after working on them, but I've forgotten what the codec of the video is. How can I find out the codec of the video? Thanks!
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Hello ffmpeg heroes - please help me with ffmpeg/ffprobe commands to decode a video for me?

I have a sample.mp4 which is currently not playable on VLC or media player and I've checked the FFmpeg values and get the below result? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Widely compatible video format with lossless audio

I'm a software developer. My software produces animated video files with music. The video files should be compatible with a wide range of software, and they should have excellent audio quality. The ...
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Decrease video size post-editing

I am using a video editing software to edit my videos for YouTube. The scenario is as below: Input file size: 80mb. Input type: webm. My expectation after editing : Video size: around 100mb. (Any ...
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Create 4x2 grid mosaic

trying to create a 4x2 grid from 8 videos using the terminal on a mac. The code I am using is not working: ffmpeg -i input0.mov -i input1.mov -i input2.mov -i input3.mov -i input4.mov -i input5.mov -i ...
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Why does audio not work for this mp4 when played on IPad with headphones plugged?

I'm hosting this video : https://itype.techforge.com.au/assets/videos/repeated/WordRat.mp4. It seems to work fine unless you happen to be on an IPad and plug the headphones in. With the headphones ...
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Valid Slideshow-Video created by ffmpeg is not accepted by Twitter

I create a video from a slideshow using ffmpeg. I have a valid video at the end. VLC plays that video, YouTube also. I want to display the final product directly on twitter. I checked the recommened ...
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Artifact in animation / horizontal lines & double images

I'm using Handbrake, with the H.264 Codec (RF:16). It works pretty well with live action, but it produces odd results whenever I try to back up/encode animations. I've attached a screenshot: Anything ...
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Merge multiple video files using ffmpeg by adding multiple compress options

I would like to merge multiple video files, performing in the same time complex compressing options. How can I do that? The following ffmpeg command resulting this error: Filtergraph 'scale=1280:...
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How do I get Windows Media Player and other tools that depend on system codecs to play this video file?

I have a video file that plays fine in VLC, but only shows 100% black frames in Windows Media Player, and in other applications that depend on system codecs (for example in MATLAB, which is where I ...
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Save video with the exact quality of the source file

I have never had success in saving file with same quality after editing. Either it was much bigger, or quality was worse (square blocks etc). I thought MediaInfo program would help, i used to check ...
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FFMPEG -C:V Copy and -C:V Transcode

When I do it like this, -c:v copy -preset ultrafast -cfr 20 -tune zerolatency and it doesn't work I know that this is excpected because the video codec is copied and all the other parameters such as ...
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FFmpeg convert G.711 Audio to AAC Audio

Is it possible at all to convert G.711 audio to AAC audio in a stream using ffmpeg? My cam is streaming fine in Chrome (video + audio) but all the other browsers have no audio. I would appreciate any ...
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Best render settings for youtube

I am using Vegas Pro as an editing tool for my videos. What codec (currently using x264vfw) and settings are best to render 1080p 60fps video for YouTube if I don't care about either rendering time or ...
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Network Stream reloading in a loop (Nginx/RTMP Streaming Server)

As the generic title suggests, I do not know exactly how to explain my problem, neither do I know what could cause it. Hopefully this ends up to be the right place looking for help, as I do not find ...
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Where to get codecs?

I have a two part codec question. I want upload a 100 min video to YouTube. Export size from Premiere Pro is 22GB on disk. Here are the only Codecs I have installed: I'm new to this, and was advised ...
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How to make video play with correct aspect ratio

I have the following issue: I have a video file (h264) that plays with the correct aspect ratio in mplayer. However, if I load it into Intel's Computer Vision Annotation Tool, or if I re-encode the ...
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Best video format for a retired PowerPC (iBook G4)?

We have a retired iBook G4, it plays H.264 quite laggy. My question is what is the best video format optimizing for Battery Life on a PowerPC? Bonus question: Is there a free batch converter for ...
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How I can play an Amazon Prime Video movie with Dolby Digital Plus audio using Chrome browser in my PC?

Currently my web browser Chrome (last version 80) cannot play Dolby Digital Plus audio. I know this audio is used in other devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV for example. According to ...
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Can I make m4v files “better” before archiving? (adding keyframes, or lossless optimization, or ?) [closed]

I've got a decent bitrate DVD rip of an animated TV series, and before sending it to it's forever home (currently my PS3's extra HD space), I was wondering: can you take existing m4v files and make ...
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Shooting short clips vs. cutting long clips

Say I want to create several short clips with the original encoding of a certain camera. Do I have to shoot the short clips directly or can I shoot a long clip and then cut it up using ffmpeg with the ...
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Is there a slideshow codec?

Is there a video codec that deals well with slideshows? A substantial fraction of videos are slideshows with an audio track. An appropriate video codec would compress to little more than the audio ...
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Errors in FFmpegSource2 plugin source filter for AviSynth

I was unable to read MTS or MP4 files in AviSynth. Can AviSynth handle MTS files? pointed to the FFmpegSource2 filter, with information on the wiki. I downloaded the plugin and pointed to it from the ...
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Can AviSynth handle MTS files?

I want to process MTS (MPEG Transport Stream) files from an AVCHD camcorder in AviSynth. Displaying with AviSource() says that the file couldn't be opened, displaying with DirectShowSource() says that ...
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FFmpeg convert to HD video format that Adobe Premiere Pro will not crash on?

My problem is somewhat similar to others asked on the site in recent years, but none of those solutions were quite right for my problem: I have a series of frames from a video recorded at roughly 30 ...
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Video not playing in mac

I use a OnePlus 6 mobile for recording videos and so far I have never transferred the video to my Macbook Pro, however, I recently copied all my videos to learn video editing. All videos play ...

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