Questions tagged [mp4]

A digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but which can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images.

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How can I reduce mpeg file size without losing quality?

I want to download some free videos from a website. There are two option there: DVD Video *.m2v with 2Gb and H.264 Video *.m4v (.mp4) with 400Mb. The second one has low quality. I want to know if ...
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How to use FFMPEG frame transition slowly upward out of view while the next frame slides in the view from bottom to achieve a scrolling effect?

This question also follows another question: How to minimize no of frames/screenshots of web pages required to render a smooth scrolling video using FFMPEG? Scenario: Currently i'm stitching ...
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Screen-Video with 7 FPS (in Davinci Resolve - or other tools?)

I currently edit/cut a lot of computer screen recording footage. The original mp4 files have 7 FPS and I am totally happy with that quality. If I now edit the files in Davinci Resolve 16, the lowest ...
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AAC stream in MP4 file has wrong duration. How to fix?

I've got an MP4 file that is actually 2:09:42 long. But when playing it in VLC player it is being shown as 7:13:45 long. I'm trying to fix this file. I remuxed it using ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -codec ...
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How can I convert a large file from MP4 to MOV?

I recorded a 5 minute video with my phone, it is a 565M MP4 file. I need to submit it as MOV, specifically. All online converters reject the file as 'too large' and all downloadable programs cost at ...
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“Unable to open key file” error when remuxing a set of encrypted .ts files (as a .m3u8 playlist) into .mp4 with FFmpeg

I'm trying to remux a set of encrypted .ts files (as a .m3u8 playlist) into a single .mp4 file with the next command: "C:\Users\~\Desktop\test\ffmpeg.exe" -allowed_extensions ALL \ -i "C:\Users\~\...
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Audio bitrate limited to 192 kbps when exporting an mp4 file!

I have the new Magix MEP Premium 2020, when I try to export an Mpeg 4 (mp4, h.264), the highest kbps I get for audio coding is 192 kbps AAC, in the old version of magix that I had (video deluxe 17) I ...
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Issues with transcoding to a MXF container

I'm new here, so hi to all :). I'm new to FFmpeg too, and I'm trying to transcode a HEVC file to a mxf file and I'm having some issues. The original file is a rip I made from a Bluray HDR movie a ...
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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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Windows MP4 player program(s) seek bar

What Windows MP4 player program(s) has a seek bar button that a) always stays where I put it (in pause mode) b) always shows the nearest frame corresponding its that position. (You might wonder why ...
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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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Constructing playable mp4 video file from MPEG-Dash segments

I am having an unencrypted MPEG-Dash manifest file and I am trying to re-construct from the downloaded segments a playable video file. I have so far tried to concatenate the initialization file to ...
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How to prevent ffmpeg from dropping frames when trimming?

I'm using ffmpeg to trim a Zoom video recording (format: ISO Media, MP4 v2 [ISO 14496-14]) via this command: ffmpeg \ -ss 00:11:42 \ -to 01:11:22 \ -i input-original.mp4 \ -c copy \ output-...
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Smallest Possible Video File in H.264 Format

I am writing some unit-tests for a software that does some work with videos. To do so, I need a programmatically generated video file that is both small and legitimate in that it is actually a ...
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Video loss when converting MP4/h264/aac to Matroska/VP8/Vorbis/

I received a MP4 video with an h264 video stream and an aac sound stream. I want must convert it to (sic): Ogg Vorbis or Ogg Speex format for audio, and Matroska VP8 or Ogg Theora for video I ...
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How do I change output file format in ffmpeg batch, when using drag and drop?

I've been searching around for this for some time but can't find a working solution. I found this question, which is close, but not exactly what I need. I'm windows and ffmpeg to convert movs to mp4. ...
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how can I convert slow motion video into normal speed without losing fps or audio sample rate?

I want to download a slow-motion video playlist (with the frame rate of the videos being either 480 fps or 1000 fps.) and be able to speed up the videos at least 16x without losing the frame rate or ...
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How to extract each video scene with FFmpeg

I'm trying to detect scenes and save them as individual files with FFmpeg. I found this long command somewhere, but it fails with a good detection. I change the scenecut value, but I don't see any ...
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ffmpeg: Preserve timecode when converting mov to mp4

This seems simple enough. I want to do a basic conversion of a .mov file to a .mp4 file using ffmpeg. The hitch seems to be that I also need to preserve the timecode. I've looked at many posts from ...
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error editing a long video using VirtualDub2

I have several long video files that I need to edit (remove some initial parts, breaks and dead moments) and I always got errors when I try to save / export the edited file in mp4. The pcm_f32le: ...
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Some MP4s have keyframes on scene changes. Others seem to have random keyframes, or keyframes every X seconds. What causes this discrepancy?

Some MP4s have keyframes on scene changes; others have keyframes seemingly randomly placed, or placed every 5-10 seconds. I prefer the former, both for ease of editing and because, unless I'm ...
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Injecting/embedding/adding/writing metadata to a .mp4 file so it's recognised as 360

I'm working on a library that injects/embeds/writes metadata into a .mp4 file to allow the video to be displayed correctly as a 360 video. The input file is a standard .mp4 file in the equirectangular ...
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Trim audio stream to video stream length

I have an mp4 file (converted from an mkv file) that has a longer audio than video stream. This file doesn't play back nicely in my media streaming app (or MPC-HC) when I reach the end of the file. ...
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moov atom not found

I downloaded this video using youtube-dl's HLS downloader. The video was being HLS streamed using AES-128. Even though I could view it perfectly fine when it was being streamed in the browser, VLC ...
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Is public manifest.mpd a issue?

I have a public manifest.mpd file. Is it considered a security issue? It has something called cenc:pssh value so i am bit scared if its okay to be public or not?
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Black video generated using movie maker

I used Windows Movie Maker to combine a video and audio for a school project. It works fine in Movie Maker, but when I try to save it in .wmv or .mp4 using the Save Movie button, the new .wmv or .mp4 ...
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FFMPEG - Nero and Quicktime Format Chapters

Ok, I'm usually really good at finding the answers to my FFMPEG questions myself but I'm a bit stumped. I've got this file, an MP4, here is part of the MediaInfo: Menu 00:00:00.000 ...
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Major issue importing and exporting mp4 with AE and Media Encoder

This is what my footage is looking like after importing into a composition: Here's what I've learned so far: Any mp4 file looks like this when imported. h264 or 265. I'm trying to get screen ...
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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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Adding audio to picture: video too long even when using -shortest

I am trying to combine an audio (.wav) file and picture file (.png) into a video file. The video's length should be the same length as the input audio. Also, the output video should be youtube-...
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Sony AVC vs. MAGIX AVC vs. MainConcept MPEG-2: what's the difference?

In VEGAS Pro 16.0 I'm given (at least) three options if I want to render a 1080p 30fps video for YouTube upload: Sony AVC/MVC, template "Internet 1920x1080-30p" Use this setting to create the ...
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Concatenating in sync MP4 (H264+PCM instead of AAC) from a Sony 2018 Camera

I downloaded these files (at max resolution 4K, that is important), in this order: https://vimeo.com/195782736 https://vimeo.com/196725716 https://vimeo.com/195776765 https://vimeo.com/196651176 ...
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MP4 Video created with ffmpeg C++ api does not show in OSX

I am writing a MP4 video from scratch using the C++ API (libav* 4.1.1). This video can be played back just fine using ffplay or VLC. But the Finder Preview and the Quicktime Player on OSX (10.13 and ...
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FFmpeg No such filter error

I'm trying to use FFmpeg to create a new video with some frames repeated and black frames inserted inside. Here is my command: #! /bin/sh fn="Drifting with Cars.mp4" # ffmpeg -y -i "${fn}" -ss 00:00:...
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ffmpeg mp4 video created from mp3 with image has longer duration

I am trying to convert an mp3 to mp4 with images. Below are two ffmpeg commands I tried. Length of mp3: 23 sec Here, the length of the video is same as the mp3, but video's sound does not work when ...
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What's wrong with VLC seeking and/or MKV created by ffmpeg?

I have creeated a video using FFmpeg. It is a result of putting 4 videos together, tiled, using -filter_complex with overlays. Following the how-to here, I have it created as MKV. When playing this ...
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Removing Metadata Title in mp4 files

I was able to remove metadata titles in mkv files through mkvtoolnix with this code @echo off for /r %%g in (*.mkv) do ("D:\Programs\MKVToolsNix\mkvpropedit" "%%~g" --tags all:"" --delete title ) I ...
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ffmpeg clear video cache

I am running a compression script to compress my large AVI files to small mp4 files. The script look like this #!/bin/bash FILEPATH="$1" COMPRESSIONPATH="$2" ffmpeg -i $FILEPATH -vcodec h264 -acodec ...
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How can you convert a WebM with transparency to MP4 with a background color using ffmpeg?

I'm trying to convert a webm file that has a transparent background to an mp4 file. Mp4 doesn't have transparency so I'm trying to using this color: #D9DADB. How can I make this conversion happen with ...
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FFmpeg can't convert eia_608 subtitles: “Data Ignored since exceeding screen width”

I'm trying to convert iTunes movies that were previously decrypted to an mkv file with FFmpeg for use with Kodi. I want to keep stereo audio and h264 video the same, which I can do. Subtitles I want ...
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Audio in source footage cuts out and starts over a third of the way through (Premiere Pro CS6)

This is a very odd issue that I have been experiencing with a particular video clip. I have a 2 hour long clip that stops the audio at exactly 00:45:21:03 and starts over, as in the audio from the ...
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Add multiple mp3 files to an mp4 file with ffmpeg

I would like to add multiple mp3 files to an mp4 file. For adding a single mp3 to an mp4, I used this command with success: "-i /path/to/mp4File -i /path/to/soundmp3File -codec copy -shortest path/to/...
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Is MP4 a valid or common container for ProRes?

Is MP4 a valid or common container for ProRes? I've only seen it in MOVs and MXFs.
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Video cam with poor compression ratio (H.264 produces videos at 2.9MB/sec)

I just purchased a cheap dashboard video-camera that is advertised to have a H.264 codec inside. However, after the first video test I have seen that a 43sec movie takes 123MB! How is this possible. I ...
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How to choose the right bitrate, H.264 profile and level for Web Video presentation?

I want to start producing videos and looking around the internet for usual bitrate ranges (VBR) and H.264 profiles and levels for Web Video exports. I found some guides with Vimeo and YouTube and ...
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I have a .ts video containing a 720° video record it with an AllieCam360

Hi I have an AllieCam a camera to record 720 videos 360x2 lenses, the format it use is .ts, the program requires a login online, but the manufacturers drop the business and the web site is offline, so ...
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How convert avi and wmv to mp4 for html video tag?

I want to convert avi and wmv to mp4 for web and I use below code: ffmpeg -I input.wmv output.mp4 Is that enough?
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Low conversion quality using ffmpeg

I need to convert flv video into mp4 video, so I used this command: ffmpeg -i input.flv -c -vcodec libx264 -acodec copy output.mp4 But output video has little bit worse video quality, how can I fix ...
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Can camcorder Sony HDR CX455 record videos in MP4 at 1920 x 1080i to be uploaded to YouTube?

The specs of the camcorder Sony HDR CX455 states that it can record videos in the following formats: 1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S) 1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD) 1280 x 720p ...