Questions tagged [ffprobe]

FFprobe gathers information from multimedia streams and prints it in human- and machine-readable fashion.

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Using ffprobe to detect black frames outputs duplicate results

I'm using ffprobe to detect black frames of a video. However, the output produces duplicate entries for each black_start and black_end. Looking for help in figuring out why it duplicates these results....
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How can I know if a video file is DASH or HLS?

I'm downloading videos, but some of them are DASH, how can I use ffprobe or ffmpeg to know which are using DASH?
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Is it Possible to Use FFProbe to Detect Smooth Video Transitions in Less Time Than Nearly Half the Duration of the Video it's Scanning?

Using FFProbe, I can return multiple frames for the scenes with smooth transitions with this command: ffprobe -show_frames -of compact=p=0 -f lavfi "movie='R\:/2021-04-29 00-03-36.mp4',select=gte(...
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FFmpeg: Getting this error while trying to add a logo to video (Unable to find a suitable output format for ..)

Hey guys I want to add a logo to my video with ffmpeg but I am getting this error while running the below command. What is the reason? Please do help. `Unable to find a suitable output format for '...
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ffprobe 4.4 doesn't show Frame Side Data

I created a library to integrate with ffmpeg via CLI. In tests I verify that ffprobe output can be parsed. One of the tests checks that with -show_frames option frame data and side data are parsed ...
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Fix mp3float Header missing without re-encode

I'd like to fix some old AVI files without re-encoding them. I was hoping ffmpeg would do the job, but for some reason I cannot find the right command to fix the MP3 header. Steps: % ffprobe -...
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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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Find duration only with ffprobe in Windows

I want to find video file duration only with ffprobe but ffprobe FILENAME.EXT 2| find "Duration:" does not filter output to show just the line with "Duration:" Instead, I got: ...
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Looking for a UNIX shell script to aggregate and report on video file size, bitrate, and other attributes

hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in this crazy time. I've got a large, well organized repo of video - mishmash of raw video from shoots along with edited files, in all sorts of various ...
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Analyze video file properties - Ripping Question

I'm trying to see if there is a way to determine if a movie file was ripped from a DVD/Blu-ray. Currently the only way I can check is looking at the ffprobe output and checking the tags property: "...
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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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Why I can't check the bit rate on some videos?

I've downloaded a video from YouTube, well I've downloaded the video stream and the audio stream of a YouTube video separately. Then with this ffmpeg command ffmpeg -protocol_whitelist "file,http,...
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Why is ffprobe showing another bitrate than the one I encoded with?

First I tested Jahzzar_-02-_FM.mp3: ffprobe Jahzzar_-_02_-_FM.mp3 and I found out that it was encoded with 224 kbps: Duration: 00:02:15.11, start: 0.025056, bitrate: 224 kb/s I encoded Jahzzar_-...
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H.264 video packet duration missing

I have H.264 files that, when I run FFprobe on them, like this: ffprobe -i h264_file.ts -show_packets -select_streams v ...it shows that each video packet has no values for duration, and no value ...
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Difference between duration_ts and duration in ffprobe output?

I am relatively a beginner in ffmpeg and video production and was trying to extract duration of a video using ffprobe, using the following command: ffprobe -loglevel error -select_streams v -...
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FFmpeg with input SRT stream very low bitrate

I am trying to record an input SRT stream with ffmpeg 4.0 and even though it is recognized as a valid stream and the input stream is around 2.5Mbps, the recording is with only 80-120Kbps. I understand ...