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

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What video container formats are similar to MPEG-TS?

I have been looking to live video streaming where a client can join the stream of bytes and play the video automatically. I have recently found MPEG-TS which seems to work pretty well, and I noticed ...
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Difference Between 50i and 25p Video Formats

I have a Sony Alpha A5000 camera, and it has quite limited video recording options. In AVCHD format, there are basically two options: 50i and 25p. I do know the basic difference between these two scan ...
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How can I make a smaller video when it has limited unique frames?

I'm currently editing a podcast that is mainly audio with only three unique images shown on screen. However, using h264 encoding gives me a massive file, how can I leverage the limited number of ...
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Suitable alternative to Quicktime RLE for alpha-containing non-cartoon videos?

I'm producing a product that involves a composition of several videos, over alpha layers, and there are surprisingly few options aside from image lists. Quicktime's RLE (Run-Length Encoding) codec ...
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Should I use SVG or PNG for my animated videos?

I'm currently building animations which will be exported into videos. In some case I have stills in the background that won't change over the whole duration. Question: Are there any differences in ...
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How can I build a MOV (QT-rle) file with minimal unnecessary features?

I understand that my title requires further specification, so allow me to elaborate. I recently finished a model in Blender and rendered 1000 frames to PNG with alpha. The total size was roughly 2 GB ...
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Display 2D Video two times in a 360 planetarium

I want to display a simple 2D Video in a planetarium, but in a normal 2D FOV. Because of the 2D, I want to display the video two times, on the front and on the back of the planetarium, so that ...
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What is the anatomy of a video file? [closed]

I am creating a software related to video editing. So, I need to understand what is a video file, how is it created and how does it work? One thing that I want to achieve is: I want to be able to add ...
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FFmpeg mux an mpegts for use in stream: possible to set cur_dts / dts / pts?

Constrained by the need manually generate a series of 10-second MPEGTS media segments for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), ffmpeg's mpegts seems to do what I need. This example would be for segment number ...
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How to achieve the best quality with the least file size for 1 hour long videos

I want to achieve a 1 hour long video from 5 second animation clip with 1920x1080p res, with best quality with an acceptable file size because currently my videos are 100gb + after I render the 1 hour ...
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Is there a standard for multi-camera, high-speed video?

I develop an application to record from multiple high-speed (e.g. 200 fps) cameras simultaneously. Typically, the frame rate of these cameras is constant but this is not necessarily the case. ...
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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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Video with transparent background file-size issue

A client asked me to do an animated product visualization in 3D and then render out the animation in 4K with a transparent background to put on their website. The animation is done but if I want to ...
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What is the difference between lossless and lossy formats?

What exactly are the differences between lossless and lossy codecs? And is one better format better than the other or is it mostly relative?
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Does YouTube accept AviSynth .avs scripts for uploading?

Without reencoding videos first? Is it possible to browse for .avs file and upload it, provided AviSynth is properly installed locally?
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Are there any Windows video players that don't stutter when looping?

Title. I have spent the past few hours trying to smoothly loop a short 6-second animation I made in Blender. No matter what I use (VLC, Windows Movies and TV, heck I even tried installing MPlayer), ...
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What is the video equivalent of vector graphics?

Images and videos have their own quality standards and protocols. There are either raster image file formats (.gif, .jpg) or vector graphics images (.svg, .pdf). No matter how much you zoom in on ...
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What is the difference between .mts and .mp4 video files?

I know that .mts video files use MPEG-4 video compression. But why then don't they just have the .mp4 file name extension? Since they don't, this means they are not digitally nor conceptually ...
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How to save (download) a live video which has an m3u8 file?

I have a LIVE streaming video which have an m3u8 file, but in that stream I can only go 40s backwards. That means it only has 4 segments which are 10s long.here's the link to m3u8 file(it might not be ...
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Importing uncompressed video into Final Cut Pro without (too much) transcoding

I have recently digitized a VHS tape using VirtualDub. Here is the MediaInfo of the original file. General Complete name : capture.avi Format ...
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Audio not detected with Transparent Video Formats (Quicktime - PNG/QtAnimation- AAC/PCM)

On importing a transparent .mov file (Quicktime - PNG/QtAnimation- AAC/PCM) , the audio is not detected by the Videoeditors (Powerdirector17 < Davinci Resolve doesn't support the above format> )....
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Software to create transparent GIFs?

I have to create high quality GIFs with transparent backgrounds for a gig, Blender can render transparent videos with the quicktime codec, but do you know a tool to convert them to transparent GIFs, ...
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Managing compound clips in Davinci Resolve 16

I've made a couple compound clips in my Davinci resolve project. Right now, I need to open that project, manually copy required clips and paste them in a new project. Is there any way to create a ...
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Decrease video size post-editing

I am using a video editing software to edit my videos for YouTube. The scenario is as below: Input file size: 80mb. Input type: webm. My expectation after editing : Video size: around 100mb. (Any ...
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How to turn video with spherical, equirectangular projection into an actual "360° video" playable with VLC?

I have a video (MP4/AVC) that is in 2:1 aspect ratio and uses equirectangular projection for a spherical video (often called "360° video"). VLC can play spherical videos since version 3.0.0. ...
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Sony Vegas - Rendered file showing 30 FPS when project and render settings set to 60 FPS

Some I am trying to render a video at 60fps in Sony Vegas but when I check the properties of the rendered file, it shows 30fps. Details below: Original Clip frame rate: 50fps Project settings: See ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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