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The process and techniques used when storing moving images, sound, metadata and other streams as a digital file.

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What is the proper terminology for a device that can accept IP video streams and output that to RF as used by consumer televisions?

More a terminology question than anything. As described in the headline, I want to locate a piece of hardware that can accept arbitrary IP streams (be they MPEG-TS, H264, etc - the exact input ...
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Encoding Problems in 2019 Premiere, AfterEffects and Media Encoder

I know this question was asked before, and I've read pretty much all of them and I have no solution to this. Until recently, I could render everything just fine but when I am rendering a 2 minute ...
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Adobe Encoder Desyncs Video/Audio (MTS to MP4)

I've been trying to transcode an MTS (recorded on a Panasonic) to MP4 with Adobe Media Encoder. The audio/video has consistently gone out of sync. I've matched the source, gone over all the settings, ...
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PTS DTS indicator in PES frame

I'm trying to add timed metadata into TS files and to the best of my knowledge it is only possible if the PES frame has the PTS DTS indicator with the value 2, which means that only PTS is present. ...
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How to fix Encoding Overloaded in OBS Studio?

I want to record a programming tutorial with OBS Studio in 1080p 30FPS. I have never changed the encoder, the output format is MP4. Although my computer has very good hardware, I get Encoding ...
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How can I change/reduce the bitrate of AVI files using Adobe Premiere Pro CC or other tools?

I'm using Eprime and Experiment Builder which requires files in AVI format (AVI-XVid). The files are quite small already (various 2 second clips under 1mb), but are still too large which crash the ...
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No Maximum Bitrate H264 codec

I am trying to export a video with a low bitrate. Regardless of what I set as the target bitrate, the video always is exported with the highest possible bitrate. This occurs whether I use VBR or CBR. ...
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FFMPEG garbled video download

I've downloaded a video using FFMPEG. The logs are here. Here's the first 10 minutes of the video that FFMPEG downloaded. As one can see, video is all garbled up. And there seems to be no audio. ...
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Using ffmpeg to add height (as black bars) to video file without quality loss

I have a file of resolution 3840x1632, but my TV stretches the picture vertically to fill up all 2160 pixels of height. Is it possible to use ffmpeg to add blank / black height, while preserving the ...
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Can ffmpeg downsample pixels perfectly?

I've tried all the swsflags options and figure the answer is no, but it can't hurt to ask just in case. For example: downsample from 1920x1080 to 960x540, then upsample back to 1080 using the ...
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Good codec for embedded system video decoding

I need to get streaming video working where a source streams video to an embedded platform. This embedded system has an ARM-Cortex-A9 without a GPU or a hardware video decoder. Unfortunately I don't ...
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How to extract each video scene with FFmpeg

I'm trying to detect scenes and save them as individual files with FFmpeg. I found this long command somewhere, but it fails with a good detection. I change the scenecut value, but I don't see any ...
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Can you encode intra-frame videos from inter-frame without loss?

I'm aware of the differences between intra and inter, but I'm not the most savvy about reencoding them after the fact. Is encoding with intra from an inter-coded video the same as if you originally ...
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Editing/Changing Cluster Timecode Element in mkv files (Amazon Kinesis Video)

I've tried researching this very thoroughly, but have not come across a similar issue. To sum up my problem first, I'm sending 3 second .mkv clips into Amazon Kinesis Video. Then I pull back random ...
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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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Largest input image size when encoding a video?

I got a bunch of really large 16 bit videos, approaching 65535×65535 pixels in size. These are essentially high quality timelapse panoramas. I want to convert them to a 7680×4320 movie (8K UHD, 8 bit)....
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ffmpeg and minterpolate fail for large jpeg source files

I am trying to encode 5000x3000 pixel .jpg images into video, and would like use frame interpolation using ffmpeg 's minterpolate tool. I realize this is a huge video at high quality, but the idea is ...
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How to use hardware acceleration with FFMPEG for trimming and concatenation purposes

I am running FFMPEG on a Windows 10 (64-bit) laptop with Intel i3 (6th generation) processor and AMD R5 M430 GPU. I shot many videos on a recent trip. Cumulatively, they are over 100 hours long. Each ...
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Can't tell if prores4444XQ is any different than prores4444 in ffmpeg 4.1

Using ffmpeg 4.1 and prores_ks codec. I've encoded various clips into 4444 and 4444XQ. All play and look fine but when I try to use -pix_fmt yuv444p16le for 4444XQ I get the warning: Incompatible ...
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Problem setting different framerates with ffmpeg map option

I am facing a problem to set video streams framerates with FFmpeg when using the map option. Here is what I want to do: Given an input video file of 60fps, I want to generate an output file ...
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How to calculate the length of the video file that was encoded so far?

I am using ffmpeg to convert a video file to H.264 format. If I call ffprobe while ffmpeg is still running the duration of the video is not known. Only when ffmpeg finishes the ffprobe will display ...
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best way to publish low latency video on ffmpeg

I am trying to publish a stream of live video that need to get to the client side in under 3 sec in latency. I am using vMix to capture a 720p/50 stream from a camera, that by virtual camera letting ...
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Is using codecs matter if Facebook re-encode all the uploaded videos?

I usually encode with libx265 and libfdk_aac to get good quality and small file size for posting in Facebook. I use ffmpeg as follows. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf -c:v libx265 -c:a libfdk_aac output.mp4 ...
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How to create MPEG-DASH variants at resolutions where one dimension is not a whole number in pixels?

I've created a bunch of variants and a DASH manifest for Sintel, which more or less works, but does not pass validation. The issue is when I want to scale a video to a specific width, but the height ...
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How to generate decryption key from m3u8 manifest? (OR) How to decrypt an excrypted MP4 using URI and IV?

I am downloading an HLS video which is AES-128 encrypted. The issue is that the downloaded video is also encrypted and hence, not viewable. The website is serving 2 M3U8 manifests: The first ...
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Some MP4s have keyframes on scene changes. Others seem to have random keyframes, or keyframes every X seconds. What causes this discrepancy?

Some MP4s have keyframes on scene changes; others have keyframes seemingly randomly placed, or placed every 5-10 seconds. I prefer the former, both for ease of editing and because, unless I'm ...
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FFmpeg 2017 vs 2019 decoding performance improvement

I was trying to do some basic profiling on ffmpeg, following my previous question here. I have a relatively high-bitrate .ts file (17mbps), and I have two versions of ffmpeg (2017.3 and 2019.4), and ...
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Fast VP9 still image encoding

I use this command to create "myFile.webm", a VP9 video with one still image : $ ffmpeg -i myOriginialPureAudioFile.opus -loop 1 -i myAudioFile_640x360.png -shortest -threads 4 -speed max -c:a copy ...
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Why both videos are of same file size?

I am using ProMovie Recorder to record high quality videos using iPhone X, and I noticed a weird thing today. Here's what I did: I recorded a 4K 60fps video for 6 seconds (HEVC encoding). I recorded ...
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Re-encoding Lossy formats with Lossless formats

I was re-encoding videos downloaded from YouTube with Lossless H.264 (using FFmpeg) because I'm experimenting with CRF=0. I found that resulting videos are much bigger (1 gigabyte) than the original ...
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What happens if you uncheck key frame distance in Premiere Pro CS6

The default is 72 which is in frames I suppose. However what happens if I simply uncheck it? Does it work like AVC Intra where key frames doesnt exist and every pixel in every frame is processed like ...
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Wrapping AVI with RGBA channels in a MOV file?

I'm very new to this honestly I'm trying take a rendered sequence with an alpha channel that I exported from HitFilm 4, and import it into Davinci Resolve. Resolve doesn't support AVI (I didn't know ...
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Where are the Source Scaling Options in Adobe Media Encoder CS6?

In Adobe Media encoder CC, the Settings in the drop-down menu have a Match Source option that will preserve the pixel size of the file. In this Adobe Help article, the authors of the page state that ...
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FFMPEG - Nero and Quicktime Format Chapters

Ok, I'm usually really good at finding the answers to my FFMPEG questions myself but I'm a bit stumped. I've got this file, an MP4, here is part of the MediaInfo: Menu 00:00:00.000 ...
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Prores ffmpeg questions

I am trying to understand how to use Prores Kostya with FFmpeg, and I have a few questions regarding this: I have a Panasonic G85 and Gopro Hero 7 black which I used to shoot 4k in. For 4k footage, ...
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Compile FFmpeg example code

I was trying to compile an FFmpeg example code HERE that illustrates how to use filters using it's C APIs. I compiled the code (throuh a universal make). As the usage suggests, I'm doing this: ./...
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Call FFmpeg filter from source code (C API)

I'm trying to find out how to call a FFmpeg filter (freezedetect) from within FFmpeg's source code. I see the filter's file is under libavfilter/vf_freezedetect.c, but I don't know how to use that ...
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Is there any query language or CLI tool to analyze encoded bitstream?

I'm learning codec, but most of the video analyzer tools are GUI and windows based. I'm wondering if there is a bitstream query tool to find the info I'm seeking for. Using SQL for example: select ...
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FFmpeg Throws Errors When Converting 7.1 TrueHD (Blu-ray Audio) To PCM Or FLAC

I have attempted to convert a TrueHD stream to PCM as well as FLAC. Throughout the encoding process, errors occur: "lossless check failed" and others. The same set of errors occurred when converting ...
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Errors in converting mp4 to ts with FFmpeg

I was trying to convert a caption-embedded .mp4 file into a .ts file. Only command found after some search was this which uses FFmpeg: ffmpeg -i 1559066401592889640.mp4 -c copy -bsf h264_mp4toannexb ...
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4:3 video has 720x480 resolution

I was trying to do some video editing and encoding. I have a so-called SD video that should supposedly be in 4:3 aspect ratio. But instead of 640x480, it is 720x480. Interestingly, when I play it with ...
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Free software for batch basic editing and down-sampling

I have a bunch of TV shows in HD that I want to down-sample to SD and at the same time strip out the titles and credits. Handbrake has great encoding and can handle batches, but I can't find a way to ...
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Objective video quality assessment

I'm trying to develop a tool that given a video (without a reference video), it can measure the quality. Basically given some thresholds, it assigns them a rating (I just need 4 classes 1-4). Since we ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

Is it also possible to encode video with Apple ProRes on Windows and Linux?
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Removing MP4 encoding information

Is it possible to remove certain information form a MP4 file? Specifically things like tagging and encoding dates, Writing library and application, Encoding settings... No client needs to know when I ...
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FFmpeg loop filter doesn't work

This is a follow-up from my previous question here. Basically, I'm trying to use FFmpeg's loop filter to freeze some frames and insert black frames. It's very weird; I swear it was working a few days ...
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Minimal working frame rate for H264 codec

When making a video from single image files whereas each image file should be visible for about one second, it does make sense to encode a video with an extremely low frame rate such as 1 frame per ...
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Some H.264 videos that I have seem to have excessive bitrate, is there a way to determine/find their recommended bitrate?

So I have some videos that are Full HD, h264 but they have over 30M bitrate at 30 FPS, they are SDR and their quality is not very impressive so it seems excessive and unnatural for such unimpressive ...
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What happens when you use a specific CRF value on a already encoded x264 video?

If there is a h.264 video, and I use -crf 17 I sometimes I get a lower bitrate, but the weird thing is - most of the time get a higher ones. I am trying to get this setting because I think some ...
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How to delete the very last frame of a video using ffmpeg / mencoder / transcode or any other?

I am trying to delete the very last frame of a video using ffmpeg / mencoder / transcode / or any other free linux application. Here is what I have so far, and it's only extracting it, it's not ...