Questions tagged [ffmpeg]

FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. The most notable parts of FFmpeg are libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by several other projects, libavformat, an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the ffmpeg command line program for transcoding multimedia files.

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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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Repeat/loop Input Video with ffmpeg?

I just want to loop a mp4 video with ffmpeg and keep the current settings and codec. For example if input.mp4 is 0:10 long, and I would want to loop it 4 times so output.mp4 is 0:40 long, how could I ...
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Add an image overlay in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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How to get FFMPEG to join non-sequential image files? (skip by 3s)

I have a bunch of images, that follow this pattern. 0001.png 0004.png 0007.png 0010.png 0013.png 0016.png 0019.png ... They're in the correct order, but FFMPEG ignores anything after the first file, ...
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Can I use FFMPEG in a commercial product [closed]

Not sure if I am correct posting my question here and I will of course delete this question if appropriate. I have a c# desktop app using FFMPEG I have a web service using FFMPEG. I sell both ...
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How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?

I'm new to this StackExchange site, and to using the FFmpeg encoder. I have a video that is 720x480 (3:2) that I would like to change to 720x406 (16:9) to match the other videos I have for a site. I ...
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How to downsample 4k to 1080p using ffmpeg while maintaining the quality?

I have some 4K 3840x2160 footage in MP4 format that I need to bring down to 1080p. I tried running ffmpeg -i orig.mp4 -vf scale=1920:1080 smaller.mp4 but the result is very poor quality, with the ...
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How to losslessly encode a jpg image sequence to a video in ffmpeg?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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How to encode a video at 30 FPS from images taken at 7 FPS

I have no knowledge whatsoever about video encoding, I have an application written in OpenGL and I am saving the frames it generated into png images. The frames from my app are at 7 FPS and I am ...
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ffmpeg Color Correction: Gamma, Brightness and Saturation

How is ffmpeg used with a video filter circa 2017 to adjust gamma/contrast, brightness and saturation? Stack Exchange resources that are a few years old point to the filter mp=eq2=, but it seems to ...
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How can I convert .MTS file (AVCHD) to .mp4 by ffmpeg without re-encoding H264 video stream?

Note: I posted same question to stackoverflow a short time before, when I have not found this comunity yet. I repost this since the question is more suitable to this community. 1. What I tried I ...
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How to fade in/out a video/audio clip with unknown duration?

I'm working on a project where I'm using ffmpeg to batch convert some video files, and adding fade in/out effects at the head and tail of each clip. I've been using this bit of code to add the fade/...
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How do I set up and use ffmpeg in Windows?

I understand that ffmpeg is a powerful tool for video file conversions. I see online in many places people suggesting it for solutions or getting help in how to use it. The problem is I don't even ...
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Non-Monotonous DTS on concat (ffmpeg)

After running this command ffmpeg -f concat -i mylist.txt -c copy output.mp4 - I'm getting corrupted output.mp4 file and this message: ffmpeg -f concat -i mylist.txt -c copy output.mp4 ffmpeg version ...
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Fix bad files and streams with ffmpeg so VLC and other players would not crash

It happened me many times that I could end up in corrupted video files: video downloaded from official sources but with torrent and for some reason not all the pieces are there in .mkv, .ts or .mp4 ...
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How to concatenate clips from the same video with ffmpeg

I have a long video with different scenes in it. I want to extract and concatenate 2 scenes from the video (that do not start on an I-frame) using ffmpeg 2.1.4. For argument, say I want 5 seconds ...
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Is there a way to pause and resume FFmpeg encoding?

I record a few hours of video footage every day, which I set in queue for encoding with ffmpeg. I use the veryslow preset with x265, so a single hour of video may take up to 20 hours or more to encode....
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How to use ffprobe to obtain certain information about mp4/h.264 files

I am but a lowly PHP developer that has been tasked with retrieving some basic information about 100's of thousands of video files. I've had some luck using ffmpeg extracting the video bitrate, video ...
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Is it possible to speed up a video using handbrake?

Is it possible to speed up a video using handbrake ? I am looking for a software like handbrake to convert videos for faster playback. It should speed up the video up to 30x. Is it possible with ...
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ffmpeg: explicitly tag h.264 as bt.601, rather than leaving unspecified?

I want to tag video as explicitly bt.601, rather than "unspecified". I know players typically choose bt.601 as the default for videos less than 1280 pixels wide, but I want to make it explicit that ...
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How to deinterlacing with ffmpeg?

I have the following VOB file: → ffmpeg -i input.vob output: ffmpeg version N-77455-g4707497 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04) ...
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ffmpeg drawtext filter - create transparent background with text

I am currently working with the drawtext filter. So far I have only been successful with drawtext option configurations to use the right font and place the text horizontally centered. How could i get ...
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How to use FFmpeg Command for Reverse Video?

i am use to FFmpeg library in android for reverse video. I can dump images from video but how to reverse all images and make video. See this link that from i am use to library in my gradle.. Library ...
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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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Similar to “levels adjustment” brightness improvement with ffmpeg

I'm composing a video from set of 16bit tiff pictures. The pictures are very dark, and needs to be brightened. Currently I'm applying -vf "mp=eq2=1.0:1.0:0.3:1.0:1.0:1.0:1.0:1.0" filter to make ...
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ffmpeg: add 3 seconds of black to video head and tail

Let's say I have a video, which can have any dimensions or codec (e.g. mp4), and I want to add 3 seconds of black frames to its head. I have seen other variants to this question which pertain to ...
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How to limit file size with ffmpeg?

I want to encode a video, that has a length of 60 seconds, to a target or maximum size of 10 MB. There are two approaches I know of. One is explained in the FFMPEG-Wiki, and the other one I found in ...
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Using h264 in loseless mode brings small unexpected results

I got curious on ffmpeg screen capture capabilities and started messing around with a simple realtime capture test in h264. ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="screen-capture-recorder" -video_size 1920x1080 -...
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Copying h.264 video from TS into MP4 changes frame rate and time

I have large MPEG-TS file that I am converting to MP4 using the below command. If I seek to the same time in the video in both the MP4 and the TS file, the MP4 will be a few frames behind the TS ...
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encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264

I believe that libx264 is now capable of doing 10-bit 4:2:2 encodings, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm using ffmpeg (info below), and I've also tried the x264 encoder directly. I've tried ...
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What is the difference between ffmpeg and ffmbc now?

Two years ago I've used ffmbc to encode videos to prores, but nowadays ffmpeg also supports prores and avchd. What is the difference between ffmpeg and ffmbc now?
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How can I use FFmpeg to lower the quality of H264 video but keep it in H264 format?

I'm a complete noob to video editing, so forgive me if I ask for something ridiculous. I'm getting video clips from a set top recorder box. The clips are AVI files: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Frames ...
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How to compile FFmpeg with libfdkaac into a single static binary? [closed]

My target is to build a single static FFmpeg binary with libfdkaac and x264 support for OSX and Linux. First, I tried to build one on OSX, I follow the instruction on FFmpeg web: https://trac.ffmpeg....
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How to hold the last frame when using ffmpeg

I'm cutting/converting some videos with ffmpeg. What I'd really like is to be able to have the output hold the last frame for a few seconds (with silence for audio). Is such a thing possible? Or ...
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How to convert a 3D movie to 2D using ffmpeg

I am looking for a way to convert a 3d movie to a 2d movie. I found a reference on this forum. http://www.ffmpeg-archive.org/How-to-re-encode-3d-video-to-2d-video-td4676271.html
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cutting with ffmpeg results in few seconds of black screen, how do i fix this?

i'm using this command to cut a segment from a video from command line ffmpeg -i %1 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss %2 -t %3 %~n1_cut%~x1 and i call it like cut.bat video.mp4 001:23:45:678 10 and as ...
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4x resample videoframes using ffmpeg

I need to speed up video by a factor of 4x, but do not want to drop the frames and instead average them. I.e. each 4 frames are averaged, and produce 1 output frame. Target frame-rate stays the same, ...
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What is the ffmpeg filter equivalent of “Automatic levels” for colors?

Looking at the documentation about filters there seems to be a curve filter to manipulate color with the following presets: color_negative cross_process darker increase_contrast lighter ...
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Batch resize videos with “pan and scan” cropping

I am trying to prepare a collection of ~120 video clips to be played in VLC Player and projected on a low-res (1024x768) projector during a DIY electronic music event. The source clips are all super ...
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How to produce a zoom animation of a video source with ffmpeg?

I'd like to create a zoom-in animation over numerous frames of a video clip. I've tried a couple of approaches without much luck. ffmpeg -i test-10s.mp4 -vf "zoompan=z='zoom+0.001'" zoompan-10s.mp4 ...
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How to prevent ffmpeg from dropping metadata?

When I am simply copying a.MOV (from my iPhone) to c.MOV, ffmpeg drops a lot of metadata, (including the time and location of the video). I tried -metadata, but ffmpeg still drops the information (...
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Can I set the start number for image sequence output?

I am using ffmpeg to convert from video to an image sequence as follows: ffmpeg -i video.webm image-%03d.png The first image is labelled 001, but I want it to be labelled 098. Is it possible to set ...
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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video? Using ffmpeg

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better)
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Add image under the video with ffmepg

I want to extend basic usage of watermark and put it under the video. That means. I have input video 720x480 and image 720x20. On output i want to have video 720x500 where video aspect is preserved ...
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FFMPEG: Delete chapters

I have a video file, video.mp4. This file has 3 chapters, 'Beginning', 'Middle' and 'End'. I want to delete chapter 'Middle' (the actual video, not just the metadata) and combine chapters 'Beginning' ...
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ffmpeg, first second of cut video part freezed

I use this to cut a part out of a mp4 file: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:36:18 -to 00:39:50 output.mp4 It works good but the video image is always freezed in the beginning ...
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Video converted by FFMPEG has a different duration, why?

I convert videos using FFMPEG. My goal is to convert them to the MP4 container format (MPEG-4 Part 14) with AAC-encoded audio stream and MPEG-4 part 10-encoded video stream. I use the following line ...
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What CRF or settings I should choose for h265 in order to achieve a similiar quality of h264?

I'm doing some experiments with HEVC x265. I have a raw footage and the quality of details of h264 with same CRF setting looks better than h265. Shouldn't be the opposite? Maybe my setup isn't the ...
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ffmpeg pixel format definitions

ffmpeg -pix_fmts lists many pixel formats. In my ffmpeg, there are 66 different pixel formats that start with yuv. A few of them are familiar to me (e.g., yuv422p), but most of them are not (e.g., ...

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