Questions tagged [conversion]

Conversion is the process of changing one format is to another. Usually this means a software conversion like from MOV to MP4, but can also be a hardware conversion like from HDMI to composite with separated chroma and luminance by cable.

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ffmpg (copy existing settings?) or crop a .mov with alpha and have it be open-able using Quicktime (not VLC)

How do you have ffmpeg copy all existing settings except the crop dimensions of a video file? I've been struggling to crop an .mov with alpha channel (transparent video), so that it can be opened ...
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Proxy universal convertion settings for Media Encoder

I need to create a preset for Media Encoder to be able to create a proxy files from anything I throw in. I have several video files, several resolutions, bit rates and aspect ratios. All what I want ...
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Why aren't chapters being added to my m2ts using tsmuxer?

Question - Why aren't chapters being added to my m2ts using tsmuxer? Background I have a mkv file with 61 chapters. I confirmed the presence of those chapters by using mkvtoolnix. I want to convert ...
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Changes in file size and quality after ffmpeg VOB/mp4 conversion

Question I wish to know — in my own particular case — why the conversion of VOB files to mp4 files using ffmpeg results in files of only about one quarter the size, whether this reduces the quality ...
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Decrease size of a avi video with lowest quality loss

I have been working on an animation with Blender. Further I rendered it at 24 fps at 1080p resolution. The problem is that the rendered video is around 30 seconds and has size around 4.3 GB. Is there ...
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How to find/detect the real video resolution?

Imagine you have recorded/captured the screen at 1080p, but it was displaying a 480p video maximized to fullscreen. The result file is technically 1080p, but it really is showing a 480p video, that is ...
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FFMPEG: Convert WebM VP8/VP9 multi-resolution video to MP4 (H.264)

I have been trying to convert a multi-resolution WebM video ( VP9/VP8/H.264 ) (1280 x 1080 till the half, thereafter 1080 x 1280) to MP4 container with H.264 encoding for video. When transcoded with ...
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ffmpeg video analysis to command parameters

I want to convert a video to be played on a portable dvd/usb player. The original video is not recognized there. Is there a way to convert automatically an analysis video that I know it plays to ...
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ffmpeg: convert an existing audio stream as an additional audio stream (keeping untouched original as well)

I have a video with 1 video stream, 2 audio streams (TrueHD 7.1 and E-AC3 5.1), a bunch of PGS subtitles and chapters. I want to copy the video, convert the 7.1 audio into AAC, copy over the original ...
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Batch converting files to monochrome

I am looking for a free software that lets me convert a batch of video files to monochrome. The closest I've found so far is Any Video Converter free but this does neither allow for easy application ...
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Want to Blend Frames when Converting from 60fps to 30fps with FFmpeg

I have created some videos of a game I played to upload to YouTube. The game plays at 60fps & the original videos have been recorded at 60fps. However, YouTube re-encodes them down to 30fps using ...
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How can I merge five mkv files I've created in OBS Studio?

I used OBS Studio to create five recordings. Now I need to submit them as just one file on YouTube, so my five .mkv files has to be merged into just one file. Can it be done in OBS Studio, if so ...
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ffmpeg scale subtitle file from HD to anamorphic SD

I have a 1080p source video that I'd like to scale to anamorphic (widescreen) SD. I'm scaling the video just fine, and the subtitle (hdmv_pgs_subtitle) is scaled, too, but appears stretched and right-...
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Using ffmpeg to convert files to OVG (libtheora) on Windows 10 results in corrupted Video Files

ffmpeg version 4.2.2 win64 static I'm using this command in Windows 10 to convert a file from mp4 to ogv: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libtheora -q:v 10 -c:a libvorbis -q:a 10 output.ogv The result is ...
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Encode a small proxy file with multiple audio streams for editing on Linux

After capturing 2K video in 444p with OBS, I need to transcode it to a low quality proxy version that's still easy to scrub and not a huge file. I capture 3 audio tracks in 32-bit PCM and the image ...
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What pixel count is required for a near perfect digital copy of an old movie?

I stupidly posted this on Photography SE yesterday evening. I'm posting now in a more appropriate place. I've been trying to get my hands on some of the very best digital versions of some classic ...
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Another question on Non-monotonous DTS in output stream

I use ffmpeg to convert and join multiple mp3 files into m4a. BITRATE=128k find . -name "*.mp3" | parallel --lb -k "ffmpeg -y -i {} -map 0:a -c:a aac -b:a $BITRATE {.}.m4a" OUT_NAME=${OUT_NAME:=out....
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Create one split screen video, separate audio streams and a thumbnail from the resultant split screen video - all in one pass

I'm using ffmpeg to create several single splitscreen videos out of 2 separate videos. The 2 videos have audio so I want to extract the 2 video's audio streams as 2 separate mp3s and also create a ...
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What format should I use to archive video issued from mini DV tapes?

I want to convert and archive movies captured with mini DV tapes. Videos are family movies. Native format in dvvideo is huge (about 220 MB/min). So I am willing to accept video compression but I ...
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US DVD playback problems in UK

I recently brought back some DVD's recorded at a conference in Florida, USA. They play on my UK DVD and computer but with with horizontal lines across the picture. Is this a region problem or a NTSC ...
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unknown H264 color space error

I have been working on a streaming platform. I am receiving a RTSP stream, converting it to H264 via JCodec in Java Spring and sending the result via Websockets to my React App that uses JMuxer for ...
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How can I reduce mpeg file size without losing quality?

I want to download some free videos from a website. There are two option there: DVD Video *.m2v with 2Gb and H.264 Video *.m4v (.mp4) with 400Mb. The second one has low quality. I want to know if I ...
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recomendations for conversion

I have a video in a very not compatible format and want to convert it to something like mpeg. I already have ffmpeg tool installed. Do you have any recommendations on what arguments to give ffmpeg for ...
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How can I convert a large file from MP4 to MOV?

I recorded a 5 minute video with my phone, it is a 565M MP4 file. I need to submit it as MOV, specifically. All online converters reject the file as 'too large' and all downloadable programs cost at ...
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Every 18 or 19 frames from an undistorted .MP4 clip gets pixelized when played via Final Cut

I have a .MP4 movie exported from Blender in 24fps in good quality, without any pixelation problems. In whatever movie player I open it, there are no pixelation problems. When I create a new project ...
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Extract audio from video preserving audio quality

I need to extract sound from videos. There must be know loss of quality (since the sound files will be used in speech-to-text services). So I want to extract the audio from the video exactly as it is ...
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How to quickly merge a LOT (and i mean a LOT) of footage?

As the title says, we had an event recently and I plan to make a movie with the video from the event captured by four separate cameras. The files are ~500kb each. There are four folders, each with ...
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FFMPEG transcription from .webm to HNxHD

I'm a n00bie with video production. I installed ffmpeg. It's recognized. So I tried my first conversion. ffmpeg -i earth.webm earth.DNxHD and, then, after searching: ffmpeg -i earth.webm -f DNxHD ...
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Trying to improve choppy ipad screen capture

I'm trying to improve the choppy screen capture that I'm getting on my ipad. The screen capture plays smoothly when viewed on the ipad itself, however it is choppy when played on my pc in vlc, and ...
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Star Trek Continues: ffmeg dvdsub: overlapping subtitles

So I've downloaded the free fan-created Star Trek Continues Blue-Ray ISO for Episodes 1-3 and I'm trying to convert the FHD 1920x1080 to SD 960x540 to be able to watch on my phone: ffmpeg -...
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Convert video with ffmpeg to have the same quality

I want to make some present for my grandma. And prepare some video. Unfortunately here video player is old and could not read some file formats. She is not at home now, so I don't know which player ...
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FFMPEG - Creating script to convert a video into audio file (or anything related really) + diverses questions

Good day everyone. Im making my babysteps into ffmpeg, and so far this tool has been really helpfull. Anyway. Im currently using this line as a convertion basis : ffmpeg -i name.mov -c:v libx264 ...
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Convert 3d video to double 2d video using ffmpeg

I want to convert 3d video to 2d video. I saw another topic How to convert a 3D movie to 2D using ffmpeg but as far I know 3d video is build from 2 videos so I should be double output video. One for ...
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iMovie to Instagram

I have an issue with this process to edit a video (6sec, 10MB => in the instagram range) and share it on Instagram : edit in iMovie file / share /file Resolution 720P, Quality High upload on Google ...
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How to specify different flags for inputs with FFMPEG?

You can specify multiple inputs to FFMPEG and mix them into a single output. I understand the basics of this, for example: ffmpeg -i vid1.mp4 -i vid2.mp4 [commands] output.mp4 What I can't figure ...
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Stop Handbrake showing filenames in Text on 1st second of video

When I am creating videos using the Handbrake software, it puts the filename I am using in white text on the start of the video. Is there a setting to stop this or some way around this? I would ...
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Convert LUT formats

Is there a reliable and somewhat user-friendly way to convert between different LUT formats? I have been searching for a way and find pretty much nothing. My specific problem at hand is that I have ....
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4:3 - 16:9 Aspect Ratio Conversion with Pillarbox and Textbox

I'm trying to use FFMpeg to adapt 4:3 (SD) to 16:9 (HD) and reverse function. When SD is converted to HD, I need to add pillarboxes around the content. When HD is converted to SD, I need to add ...
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Can Davinci Resolve convert a movie into (png) pictures…?

I'm a new user of Davinci Resolve. I would like to know if I can use it for converting a video into its pictures ? Do you have a tutorial that explains to me how is the workflow ? maybe on Youtube ? ...
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FFmpeg for m2t and Sony Bravia - not working

-f mp4 -c:v libx264 -preset veryslow -tune grain -profile:v high422 -flags +ildct+ilme I am preparing video to be streamed (DLNA) from my NAS to an older Sony Bravia. I have successfully created ...
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Connecting threaded 3.5mm jack plug to non-threaded socket?

I have a lav mic with a threaded jack at the end. It came with a Sennheiser Transmitter/Receiver pair and has a threaded jack to connect into the Transmitter which has a threaded socket to match. ...
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How to read 10-bit RGB values from HDR video?

I had a HDR video and the format is ProRes. The colour bit depth of ProRes is 10-bit. I would like to extract the 10-bit RGB values from the HDR video. As per this link, I have first converted the 10-...
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mp4 to wmv AND file compression

I have a mp4 from a video created in iMovie 10. The original output is about 1.5 GB. I uploaded it to youtube to use their compression and re-downloaded. I now have an mp4 at 236mb. I need to ...
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Video conversion

I'd like to convert quite a few BDMV files to MKV files. I know you can do this with MakeMKV, which isn't freeware. Are there any good freeware programs out there to accomplish this? Also, is the ...
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How convert avi and wmv to mp4 for html video tag?

I want to convert avi and wmv to mp4 for web and I use below code: ffmpeg -I input.wmv output.mp4 Is that enough?
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How to convert MPEG-4 to AVC/h.264?

I would like to use ffmpeg, mencoder or still something free. I cannot concatenate two videos because of different video codecs: $ mkvmerge -o merged.mkv 1.mkv \+ 2.mp4 mkvmerge v19.0.0 ('Brave ...
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Resize, crop, and trim videos

How do I crop and resize about 6000 mp4-movies? They are all 1280 x 800. I need to crop the bottom 100 px and remove the first 4 seconds of each movie. Can this be done with ffmpeg?
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ffmpeg. Converting through rawbitstream results to noise

I tried consequentially commands below. On output I'm getting video with a mess (even.mp4). ffmpeg -i in.MOV -an -vcodec rawvideo -pix_fmt yuv420p rawbitstream.yuv ffmpeg -r 2 -s 640x480 -i ...
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ffmpeg hls creation overwriting master manifest

I have a video I'd like to convert to HLS, however, when I run the command, it only records the last few segments to the master manifest. How can I get all of the fragments and their associated data ...
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Converting a PDF slide show to a video file

I have a LaTeX Beamer presentation that I output into a PDF slide show. I want to turn into a video file (with the ability to add sound later) so that I can generate animations from Beamer . How can ...