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How to remove video streams from .wmv with FFmpeg?

I'm working on a method to programmatically remove video and subtitle streams from video files of various formats and have been having some trouble with most .wmv files. Below is what I believe to be ...
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Premiere Pro export same file size as import

I just want to export a video at the exact same settings as the imported file. 'match source' and 'match sequence settings' do not work. (Adobe Premiere Pro) On my timeline all I did was trimmed some ...
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datamoshing in premiere?

to datamosh is mess with the export settings and create interesting/unexpected effects like glitching and distortion of the video while exporting. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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What is the most basic standard raw video format?

What I mean by the question is, for audio we have the WAV file format which stores a representation of audio where each word stores the intensity of one sample of audio. In addition to this there is a ...
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In which codec and file format I should shoot video in camera to avoid problems with editing video in video editing software?

I want to shoot few videos. Next step I will edit them in some video editing software. Maybe OpenShot, Shotcut, Kdenlive, DaVinci Resolve. Maybe any else. In which codec and file format I should ...
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Why won't certain videos preview in MacOS Finder any more?

It used to be possible to preview all ProRes and PNG sequence .mov video files in the Finder in MacOS, by selecting the file and pressing the spacebar. Now it isn't. It's a pain. Is there a workaround?...
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Forcing input video codec in ffmpeg for raw MPEGTS dump

I am trying to use ffmpeg to extract thumbnails from a partial dump of a MPEGTS, coming off a multicast network. The dump contains the video PID only, in MPEGTS format, but I am unable to get ffmpeg ...
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How to play/edit AVC1/MP4 in Premiere Pro on Windows XP

Premiere Pro 1.5 has served me well editing the footage from my MiniDV tape camcorder. However now I have a new camera (in my smartphone) and the videos from that won't even play on my editing PC (...
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how to store and playback segments of video in different fps?

I am working on video compression techniques and was trying to segment the video into important and unimportant parts. Unimportant parts are stored in 30 fps and important parts of the video are ...
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Do you use OpenEXR file format during making your video production? In the field of VFX [closed]

Do you use OpenEXR file format during making your video production? In the field of VFX.
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Unknown Video Format

I had a video file named file.mp4. I have tried many codecs/players to open it with no luck. Finally, I used a hex-editor to open the file, and here is what i have found. Any suggestions on how I ...
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Best video format for a retired PowerPC (iBook G4)?

We have a retired iBook G4, it plays H.264 quite laggy. My question is what is the best video format optimizing for Battery Life on a PowerPC? Bonus question: Is there a free batch converter for ...
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Is there any “concatenable” video format I can use for sequential streaming?

I'm writing a server and I have to play commercials on demand, so I'm trying to avoid re encoding video. I assume that video containers have headers and meta data, so it would not be possible. Is ...
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How to convert ts to mp4

I have a lot of videos needed to convert from ts to mp4, how can I convert it without losing quality? I mean a lot like 30+ each week. I did a search already but none can do it fast enough, doing it ...
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Video formats with alpha channel

Which non-obscure video formats with semi opacity are there? I want to create clips with that format to have as overlay of other videos, so the format better has to be supported by main video editing ...
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Need help to fix a broken MP4 which lacks a MOOV atom

Please be forgiving to a video file format newbie, who has travelled far and wide all over the Web in search of a relatively simple question and hoped to get an answer (even a fairly complicated one ...
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Compressed file video quality [duplicate]

there are many parameters in a (compressed) video file: resolution, bitrate, codec, etc. How can we check the overall quality of a video? I know this would be a nasty question, simply due to the ...
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Remove files from a folder not used in Premiere Pro

I have a folder in which I save all my video recordings, I used some video files in Premiere Pro but I would like to delete those that I haven't used. The problem is that I have over 3100 files which ...
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What's the best working format for video making?

Good day. I'm trying learning Premiere, but at the moment i'm using Corel Video Studio to make video footage. I noticed cpu-spiking and freezing editing my video (with both programs): in particular ...
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Possible to reconstruct video from mbtree file?

I have a large mbtree file and found out it was used for video transcoding. Is there any way to reconstruct the video from the mbtree file or is it just (useless) metadata?
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Most Efficient Video File for Still Frame Video

What is the most efficient video file I can save for a video that only has two still images during the entire video. I'm trying to make a 22 minute video that contains only the following: 115MB wav ...
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Closed Captions missing when converting from mp4 to ts

This is a follow-up question from my previous question HERE. I'm trying to convert a caption-embedded .mp4 video into a .ts file, simply changing the container format. But once I convert the video, ...
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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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Final Cut: Youtube 4K Upload directly or by file

For 4K video, Is better upload direct to YouTube or Is better to export in ProRes (or another) in hard disk and then upload the file to Youtube? I record usually amateur football matches and upload ...
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Trimming MOV clips / Saving as mp4

I am trimming extraneous time from some MOV files using the Microsoft Movies Anywhere app on my desktop. They're saved as MP4 files and have proportionately much smaller file sizes than the trimmed ...
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What is the difference between VP9 and ​WebM?

The ffmpeg manual states that: libvpx-vp9 is the VP9 video encoder for ​WebM, an open, royalty-free media file format. What is the difference between the VP9 and WebM?
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What does Ma10p stand for?

i.e. a file is listed as being "1920x1080 HEVC Ma10p FLAC" So....resolution / h.265 video codec / ? / .flac audio codec On its own I'd guess the 10 stands for 10 bit depth, but the Ma is unknown to ...
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Samsung Note 9 high FPS videos won't play on Mac? (black screen)

I'm trying to edit some video clips recorded on a Samsung Gallaxy Note 9, at a high FPS (60, or 120), and the mp4 files won't play on my Mac. More specifically, they play the audio, but the video just ...
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Video Formats & Recording Time Limitations [duplicate]

I have been using a DSLR camera to record videos and what I see is that my videos are not content-rich due to the recording time limitation of the camera (max 7 minutes @ AVI Motion JPEG) and lack of ...
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Do I really need to keep CPI file from AVCHD container?

CPI files accompany MTS files in AVCHD containers created by camcorders. Various posts on video forums suggest that CPI files should be archived together with MTS files, as they contain metadata ...
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How does ffmpeg record -timecode in different file formats?

As a followup to Add timecode information to file ffmpeg documents the -timecode parameter: -timecode hh:mm:ssSEPff Specify Timecode for writing. SEP is ’:’ for non drop timecode and ’;’ (or ’.’) for ...
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How to combine so many ffmpeg filters in 1?

I dont even know if it's possible, but if anybody could help me would be really great! :) So first of all i resize my video with this command: CODE №1 ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -crf ...
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MPEG-4 Mediainfo, what's “Format Profile”?

I'm wondering what the Format Profile tag/field refers to. (Backstory: I have a couple MPEG-4 videos (I made) on a NAS which won't stream through my X-box 360 (but will stream on any other computer, ...
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What it means “a royalty free alternative” to video/audio (WebM format)

The WebM format says: WebM is an audiovisual media file format. It is primarily intended to offer a royalty-free alternative to use in the HTML5 video and the HTML5 audio elements. I am not too ...
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Format and codec for a video with 5760×1080

For an art installation I need to project on 3 projectors (1920×1080). My playback setup is: 1 PC with Windows 7, SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and 3 projectors (1920×1080). The video I need to ...
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What is the best format for archiving digital movies?

I work at a movie production company and we have a lot of film post production and release happening. All types of formats are handed to us by filmmakers and other studios. Now we want to archive all ...
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Is there a container format in ffmpeg that supports non-monotonous timestamps?

I have recorded over-the-air digital TV broadcasts from my own antenna. Due to reception blips, the MPEG-TS file can have corrupted packets, and thus corrupted timestamps, in the middle of a ...
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Lossless color compression

I need to reduce the file size of an mp4 video. I don't need color information at all but pixel brightness resolution must be preserved. Videos consist of white background with a few (important) black ...
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Template based video storage / online programmatic video editing tool?

Is it any template based video format? Wants to create an animation video able to use for Facebook ads. Aim is to do direct marketing with videos, so video content is based on the target audience. The ...
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Wrong frame-rate, corrupted playback of isom/mp4 files remuxed from H.264/AC3 MPEG-TS

NOTE: This question is superceded by this new one, please do not answer below this post. What happened? [Edit] DVB file ('file1') in TS format of H.264/AC3@50i cannot be properly remuxed into any ...
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Understanding containers and codecs

To my understanding, there is the container format (MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI) and the codecs (Theora, VP8, H264, XVid, DivX). For what I understand, the container format and the codecs are independent and ...
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How to scale a rectangle along its length in one direction while keeping the stroke fixed in after effects?

I am animating a rectangle with a stroke and would like to it scale up and down along its length in only one direction while keeping the stroke fixed. I have managed to either keep the stroke fixed ...
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Do I have any sort of loss converting an M4V file to MKV?

I have a bunch of files I've "shrunk" with Handbrake using a custom preset I've built after reading what each of the advanced options of the x264 encoder, at least those listed under "Advanced" tab, ...
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How to create Final Cut Pro files on Windows machine?

I need to edit some video files and submit my work as FCP7 XML file (XMEML). In which software it can be done? I don't need any special and exotic features, I need only file cutting. Only one thing I ...
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Recover mangled VirtualBox-generated WebM video

When being called by the Indian "Microsoft" department I let them join in on my VirtualBox virtual machine, and started a video capture to catch any details on them. Doing so, VirtualBox creates ....
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How do I edit a video clip without increasing size?

I have several video clips that are small files -- the videos are pretty low quality. I'm on a Windows computer. I just need to trim the videos and rotate them 180 degrees. You'd think that if I trim ...
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Easily convert & archive a bunch of low res Video CD DAT files MPEG 1/2 to newer better format such as MKV or others?

Each file is around 350-650 MB. This is the media information from the Files: https://i.imgur.com/FqchDMi.png How could I better archive it? Easily convert & archive a bunch of low res ...
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Originally smooth unicolor background shows “steps” in the color gradient when exporting

I am using Abode Premiere Pro. I am working on a video which has a static background. The background is almost unicolor with a light color gradient. Please see here: I want to export the video. The ...
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Convert MXF files into CBR TS

I am trying to convert couple of rather large MXF files into TS files preserving the video and audio encoding. The output TS has to be CBR Mpeg-2 TS file, which I know is not possible with ffmpeg. Any ...
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Why does a video file that appears to be an MP4 not play in Windows Media Player?

I have extracted the files from an iOS app for a video streaming site that allows you to download videos (only on the mobile app, so I had to jailbreak to get the files out), but the file extension on ...