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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Play a .g64 file extension

A legal friend of mine received a file from a colleague with a .g64 file extension that she needs to view. My searching indicates that the .64 file extension is some form of proprietary security ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Removing background audio noise

I have recorded a demonstration video using a lav mic. The mic quality is ok but there is a discernible hiss in the background. I've tried playing with the settings on the camera and the mic, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I keep any of the auxiliary files associated with an .MTS file?

When recording on a video camera, it not only generates the video in .mts format, but also some auxiliary files in various other folders that seem to be bookmarking cues and thumbnails for the video ...
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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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Recreate basic AVCHD from MTS files

My dad has a Sony HXR-NX5E which writes its output to SDHC cards in AVCHD format. Wanting to back up his video and not understanding the AVCHD structure, I originally got him to copy the contents of ...
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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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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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What ffmpeg/avconv format and container will Adobe Premiere Pro accept, out-of-box?

All of these converted, but Premiere Pro only loads the audio. I use Ctrl-I to import the videos, and they come up as waveforms, and can only be placed on audio tracks. These examples use avconv, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 drastically reduce size of very simple video?

I've got a series of videos that I'm looking to drastically reduce in size. The video content is very simple: text animating on white background with a voice track on top. The text is mostly just ...
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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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What is the size of 1 minute video at 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)?

I would like to know what is the size in MB for 1 minute video captured in the following format: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) AVCHD and 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) MPEG-4 with peak data rate of 24Mbit/sec How ...
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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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What video formats should I support (as of 2014)?

I run a website that has offered downloadable instructional videos for 7 years. We have traditionally supported both mp4 and wmv formats. I would like to simplify my life by just offering one format ...
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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 ...