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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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What are the best codecs and encoding options for a image sequence video?

I am trying to make a video out of an image sequence - Where each frame lasts for a second. The image sequence contains the same object shot from different distances. I'm guessing most default ...
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How to speed up DNxHR HQX capture with ffmpeg?

I'm trying to capture DNxHR HQX to my SSD. I want HQX because I need the 10-bit color for grading (HQX is a 12-bit codec, but HQ and below are all 8-bit). 8-bit HQ recording is no problem; I ...
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Please Explain the Codecs in my Example [closed]

Can someone explain what's happening in my project? Please use as much detail as possible, I just want to learn, thanks. I have an Apache web server. It contains many videos (.mp4 .mkv which are ?...
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Problems opening 3GP files in Sony Vegas 12 64bit

My system crashed and i reinstalled windows, including Vegas. Projects that included 3GP files (GSpot says that the codec is MP4V), now cant link the 3GP files. Vegas says files are offline, i ...
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ffmpeg convert mp4 to mov with dnxhd codec

I'd like to convert an mp4 file to DNxHD for use with DaVinci Resolve. Here is my attempt of doing the conversion using ffmpeg: C:\FFMPEG\bin\ffmpeg.exe -i "H:\Downloads\test.mp4" -vcodec dnxhd "...
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.mkv file not playing in HEVC/H.265 supported player

I wanted to play UHD (4k) videos in my new LeTV (Super3 X55). So I used youtube-dl to download 4k YouTube videos (which are humongous btw) but for some reason most of them do not play. The TV's ...
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ffmpeg: Convert 4K 10-bit file to DNxHR 444

I have a 2160p29.97 AVI 10-bit RGB file recorded with a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K capture card. I want to convert this file to DNxHR 444. I used the following command to do so on Windows 10 with ...
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ffmpeg: how to convert to DNxHR in Windows 10?

I have installed ffmpeg version 3.2.2 from the ffmpeg.org download page. When I enter ffmpeg formats, I see dnxhd but not dnxhr. What do I need to do to be able to manipulate dnxhr? I have ...
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ProRes444 Codec download process to Adobe Media Encoder

I am using MacOS Sierra and am trying to download the ProRes444 Codec in order to export my Adobe After Effects 4k RED footage in this format (probably using Adobe Media Encoder based on what I have ...
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Container format requires global headers

Using this FFmpeg: ffmpeg-20160127-git-9079e99 With this file, if I run this command: ffmpeg -i Miaow-02-Hidden.m4a -c copy outfile.m4a I get this message: [ipod @ 0000000000694500] Codec for ...
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Quicktime PNG codecs turn blue on most recent Premiere Pro CC update

I recently updated my copy of Premiere CC to 2015.4, and many of my downloaded effects overlay videos turned blue. (Attached is a blood spray effect). These were all downloaded from the website ...
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Do a sort of HEAC - High Efficiency Audio Codec exists?

As HEVC - High Efficiency Video Codec (h265) can be considered a a sort of upgrade of AVC - Advanced Video Codec (h264), is there a similar "upgraded" audio codec compared to AAC - Advanced Audio ...
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How to encode from Premiere using nvenc Nvidia codec but still output to mp4/avi

Using Nvidia's gpu accelerated codecs to encode videos is a massive time saver, it brings my encoding times down from 2 hours to 2 minutes with pascal GPU's however the problem with the codec that I ...
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Most common formats that don't require any software or CODEC installs

I have a small MP4 file that I need to send to someone on a USB stick. Without knowing anything about the PCs that this person has access to, how can I be reasonably certain he will be able to play it ...
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How to open MP4 container video with mp42 codec in Vegas Pro?

I've been given an MP4 video with the following information, per MediaInfo General Complete name : E:\306G5562_01.MP4 Format : MPEG-4 ...
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How to learn all about video editing?

I have been self learning about 3D art(especially using blender) and have reached a level where I can make some use of my skills on a productive scale. (Even though blender has an integrated VSE) I ...
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Audio can be heard only in VLC player, but not in the editor

I have few files that I did retrieve from webpages, and saved as MKV files. VLC play them without problems, but when I load the file either in the Windows video editor, or in Power director 13, the ...
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Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9. I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it. I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? ...
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best alternative to QuickTime .mov

My company is stripping away QuickTime enterprise-wide, due to Apple dropping support for the format. I use After Effects and Premiere, and others in my group are on Avid Workstations. Occasionally ...
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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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Virtual webcam with MJPEG output

I have an very specific situation maybe someone can help with. The short story/question: Is there a virtual webcam software that can output as a virtual webcam in the motion JPEG (MJPEG) format? ...
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No -external codec- option in bandicam 3.0.4

I am using Bandicam 3.0.4, and I want to use the Lagarith Lossless codec. I installed it from the official website, and then I used a tutorial on Youtube to select it. According to the tutorial, I ...
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Using AAC-HE for 5.1 audio?

A couple of questions when thinking about 5.1 audio encoding: What are the limitations of AAC-HE codec while doing 5.1 audio ? Why is AC3 preferred when compared to AAC-HE ?
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MediaInfo Fourcc Values

I'm trying to figure out what fourcc value I need to use but I'm a bit confused between file formats and codecs. I have a .mov file and MediaInfo reports it as shown below I need to specify the ...
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Video codec for progressive enhancement

JPEG has a progressive enhancement mode where a full frame can be downloaded quickly at low quality, and then the quality enhanced as the file is continually loaded. (Example image from http://...
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How can encode video with images like these (overlay a video over a fixed image) with ffmpeg?

How can encode video with images like these help me ffmpeg ?
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Canon Vixia HF R600 - MP4 vs AVCHD

I just bought a Canon Vixia HF R600. It's giving me the option to save files as AVCHD or MP4. I will be importing them to my PC and editing them in Adobe Premiere CC. I'd heard that AVCHD has a ...
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Missing video codec in Quicktime

I have a quicktime video recorded on a Atoms Shogun. When I tried to play the file it is only playing the audio and no video is coming up at all. Delving deeper, I found out that no codec for the ...
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Record desktop at 1080p60 in high quality

I am looking to record my desktop in high quality (not nearly as lossy as H.264). I have tried OBS @ 200mbps and nVidia Shadowplay @ 50mbps and the text on my desktop is still noticibly blurry when i ...
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Video format can't be played or converted

My customer gave me a series of videos, recorded from CC Cam. The extension is .dad. I couldn't play them on any player. (Obviously changed the extension for testing) and I wasn't able to convert them ...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
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Graphics card and video codecs: are colors stored in a linear scale?

Is this saying correct ? The graphics card and most video codecs store colors in a linear scale.
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which digital format for old Hi-8 home videos?

I have a rather large number of old Hi-8 PAL videotapes, that I managed to convert to digital video using El Gato EyeTV Hybrid through an S-VHS cable. That solution worked fine. It may not be the ...
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Error playing video from snapchat (.mp4)

I have a video from snapchat that I have difficulties playing (on the computer). It's a .mp4 and it plays perfectly on VLC and QuickTime - but not on anything else. I've tried downloading all sorts ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
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ffv1 realtime capture throws out a lot of frame dropped messages!

Can you help me to figure out what's going on here? I'm trying to capture in realtime my screen and save it losslessy via ffv1 codec. CPU usage while recording is not so much, as comparison h264 in ...
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ffmpeg bgr vs rgb and other similiar pixel formats

I was wondering about the difference between rgb and bgr pixel formats available in many codecs. It reminds me in some way the Big Endian and Little Endian flavours of computer processors. While I ...
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ffmpeg: overlay rotated video with transparency

I'm new to ffmpeg (video encoding in general). I have two videos one larger than the other. I want to rotate, resize and overlay the shorter video on the larger one at defined coordinates. So far, I'...
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Predict file size of a Huffyuv codec video stream

I like to do many comparisons and check before picking a codec and selecting its settings. Settings with HuffYUV are few but more importantly I'm having trouble determining video file sizes. Given ...
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VLC Alternative for fine review media with possibly frames control and detailed codec informations

Some people around the web say that VLC is the cinderella of the video players, they say it make too much automatically picked video filters and conversions that not decode properly the media in the ...
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What video formats/codecs should a video editing software aimed at beginners/semi-pros definitely support

I have a video editing software which current supports only MP4/H264 as the videos that can be imported into the system. I wanted to expand this and was investigating into the different popular ...
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How to convert video to required codec?

I am trying to convert mp4 videos to match the codec requirement of Codec: XVID as per the attached picture. Can anyone advise how or what tool can be used? screenshot http://xomf.com/wkvgv http://...
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Streamable Container for HEVC (H.265)

flv is a container which can be used to stream videos while they are being encoded. flv supports h.264 codec. However, flv doesn't support hevc codec. Is there any container for hevc which is ...
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Trying to sync audio in mpeg2 video whose video freezes first 8 seconds in playback

So I have a handful of old mpeg2 (.mpg) files with the following profiles as provided by ffmpeg (the timecodes on each are different): Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (mp4v / ...
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Is there a simple explanation of x264 encoding parameters?

So, x264 is still the most popular (free) H.264 encoder out there. But it is also still considered ridiculously cryptic as well. There are tons of switches and options in the encoder that allow you to ...
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Why won't After Effects import an uncompressed avi file?

I just recorded a demo from cod4 with 2000FPS. I used Vdub to make an uncompressed video from the Screenshots. After saving as an avi, the file looks good. (Apart from the lack while playing in ...
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What format and codecs to use for PS3?

i have edited a video with Open Shot. However when exporting and trying to watch via PS3 the results end up unsatisfying. I managed to figure out that the video is displayed fine as MP4 with libx264 ...
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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA and/...
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Video codec for simple animation?

I am generating an animation in Matlab, composed of simple diagrams. The images are characterized by fine structures, strong contrasts and mostly discrete colors, e.g. there are few-pixels wide black ...