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Questions tagged [file-formats]

Refers to the "container" that that data is stored in and how that data is encoded.

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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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Parse PROJ4 meta information from a video file

I have a fisheye video camera that leaves projection information as part of the header info like so: <proj:Projection proj:type="equirectangular" proj:panMin="-180.000000" proj:panRange="360....
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Exporting a PNG Image Sequence with Transparent Background

I have been taking a relatively simple series of PNG images animating an "explosion", importing them into various open source software packages, and exporting the same images to see how the software ...
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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 ’...
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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 x 1080

For an art installation I need to project on 3 projectors (1920 x 1080). My playback setup is: 1 PC with Windows 7, SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and 3 projectors (1920 x 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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How to build an audio+black screen video by hand

I often need to throw audio files up on youtube. My current workflow is open video editor > create black background > add in audio > share to youtube. I should be scripting this. The obvious solution ...
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Linking files without entire path (Adobe CC)

The way files are linked in any adobe application is the use the entire file path ex: C:Users/me/project/file1.mov Lets say the project is also in that same directory so we have -C: -Users -Me ...
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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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FFMPEG and Mediainfo

I have an input SD (720x576) video file in MXF format which I want to transcode into TS format. The problem is that when I check my original file with mediainfo, the latter report two heights: height ...
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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 ...
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ffmpeg and converting pixel format bgr24 to yuv420p, unpredictable garbage output

I'm getting some odd results, seemingly unpredictably converting a number of videos from bgr24 to yuv420p. I have two files, Duck.avi which ffmpeg shows the video stream as: Stream #0:0: Video: ...
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I have a mpg file, but what is it?

I have an input.mpg file which is encoded in H264. I am told that it is MPEG-TS and used for broadcasting. But according to Wikipedia, a MPEG-TS file ends in .ts, .tsv or .tsv. What is .mpg?
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File format for storing raw video parameters?

If I export raw video data with ffmpeg, it will have just the image data, the pixels, without any structural metadata. It won't have things like the frame size, frame rate, and pixel format. But if I ...
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How should I understand audio levels in FCP7 xml?

I'm a software developer working on an application which takes a Final Cut Pro 7 xml file as input, and reads the audio in that XML file (for reporting purposes). For any given <clipitem> ...
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Camera configuration - Should I select an AVCHD interlaced format over MP4?

I just bought a 2016 Full HD (not 4K capable) video camera and it supports encoding in AVCHD (I believe this is AVCHD 2.0) and MP4. The available Full HD formats are: AVCHD 1080:60p 1920x1080 60p ...
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How can a GIF made from a vid be larger than the vid itself?

iPhone 6S Plus Tumblr app GIF creation feature used for taking vid and making GIF 9 seconds of video taken =949kB 3 second portion used for GIF =1.3MB How? my assumption is that app wouldn't use low ...
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If I limit the color spectrum of a video, will it compress to a smaller file size?

I know that in exporting images, if I use an indexed color format when I save (such as GIF or PNG with indexed color mode), I can dramatically reduce the file size of the resulting export. My ...
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mkv or m4v to dvd

I am looking to burn .m4v and .mkv files to a DVD, such that high quality dvd playback of the output will be possible on a DVD player. What is the process? I do not want loss of quality in the ...
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How can I quickly reduce .mpg files?

I recently imported a few personal videos I had on VHS or video 8mm tapes using Roxio Easy VHStoDVD equipment and software. But here's the thing: the files are in .mpg format, very large, and I am ...
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Most common formats that don't require any software or CODEC installs

I have a small MP4 file that I need to send to someone on a USB stick. Without knowing anything about the PCs that this person has access to, how can I be reasonably certain he will be able to play it ...
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Next-gen containers and codecs (BPG, HEIF, etc.) [closed]

It has bugged me for a long time, why no successors have come to replace JPEG and anim GIF or PNG per say. I am completely a media format newbie, just started digging into the topic. Roughly a year ...
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What's the encoding difference impeding playback on iOS?

A video used on a website doesn't want to play on iOS devices. The video was encoded by another person using Sony Vegas, with settings similar to what I used before (although I used Adobe Premiere). ...
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How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding?

How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding? PS: Asking for Non ISO video file formats that support these: MKV does for sure, I am ...
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What is the best way to convert .vob files copied directly from a DVD into a format usable by Premiere Pro?

I need to import some video material that was copied directly from a DVD into Premiere Pro. (Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes, in that context it is lawful to use excerpts of commercial ...
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Video stops at same spot every time

I have a video file that I saved to a flash drive. The video was in a wmv format. The video shows that the file is 12 minutes (which is the original length) however the file only plays about 3 minutes ...
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MKV to WMV conversion and the size difference

I'm working with video editing for years but suddenly I've stumbled upon an issue that I can't seem to figure out. I have many video files in .mkv, and I need to edit them in Sony Vegas - hence, I ...
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What is the difference between mov, mpeg, and dnx hd formats?

I recently was trying to get some old videos converted to digital and a company listed several file formats: Film Rescue PDF. It stated that one can convert video into .mov, .mpeg, or dnx hd formats. ...
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Video in .ts extension cannot renderer in players

I have a ts video of size 70 MB, and i need to play this in my windows 10 (pc). So, i have tryed to test in CCCP (media player home cinema), FreeSmith Player and others, All of this says "cannot ...
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Big difference in the video file size after the conversion (.mov to .mp4)

After converting from .mov into .mp4, a video file is greatly reduced in size (.mov - 75,2mb .mp4 - 11,9mb) - does this mean that the converted video degraded (loss of color information, or the ...
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Corrupt MP4 [recording interrupted]

I was recording an MP4 file using PlaysTV, and my computer had a power fault half-way through the recording. I'm sure that the file contains valid data, it's just that no media player will recognize ...
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Is there a video container which is able to handle segments of different video quality (or even size)?

Let's assume I have a video of 10 minutes length. And I want to reduce its size by having some parts in high bitrate, while other less important parts can be low bitrate. For this I'd cut the original ...
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Compressing a large MP4 file that is on 2.30mins long

I have been sent a video that is only 2.30 mins long. But is a whopping 168mb, unfortunetely this has to be embedded into an app - so I need it as small as possible. I need to get the file size down ...
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Canon Vixia HF R600 - MP4 vs AVCHD

I just bought a Canon Vixia HF R600. It's giving me the option to save files as AVCHD or MP4. I will be importing them to my PC and editing them in Adobe Premiere CC. I'd heard that AVCHD has a ...
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How to prepare AVCHD on a PC for Mac use later?

I recently began a job in IT and part of my role involves recording at some company events. However, it isn't my role to edit the videos themselves. These files need to be handed off to a Mac user who ...