Questions tagged [transcoding]

The process of converting a media file from one format to another or changing the compression settings used.

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ffmpeg ProRes to MP4 Alters Colors Slightly

I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going wrong, but I have a ProRes MOV file with the following specifications: And I want to convert it to a 4:2:0 MP4 video file. Every time I attempt ...
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Building a cloud based video streaming solution

Looking to build an in cloud solution to support a range of customers that want to live stream events. This would involve ingesting RTMP inputs and mixing in graphical overlays such as images and HTTP/...
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Can you encode intra-frame videos from inter-frame without loss?

I'm aware of the differences between intra and inter, but I'm not the most savvy about reencoding them after the fact. Is encoding with intra from an inter-coded video the same as if you originally ...
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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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Preparing videos for video machine learning with ffmpeg (equal frame rate, crop, reduce size, strip audio)

I'm working on video machine learning and have a directory with plenty of small (1min up to 14min) *.avi files with different sizes and aspect ratios, slightly different frame rates (e.g. 25 Hz, 22 Hz,...
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How not to lose onFI timecodes on ffmpeg transcode

I would like to transcode my live rtmp stream with resize to rtmp and mp4 smaller size and bitrate. So I do like ffmpeg -i rtmp://my.input/stream -vcodec libx264 -s 640x480 -acodec copy -f flv rtmp://...
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Why does Nvenc Encoder improve decoding speed?

I am trying to improve the speed of decoding H.264 frame to RGBA frame using FFmpeg in C++. I have found a CLI command that can do that but I still do not fully understand the command to reproduce it ...
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Best way to handle stream with ffmpeg and GPU

So in my project, I need to capture a video stream, decode the video, run the individual frames through an object detection algorithm and then play the output as a video. This whole operation is ...
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Video Assets to test transcode quality

I was wondering if anyone knows from where I could get a few (short) video assets in high bitrate to check the quality output of a transcoder. Some context: A few years ago I was working on a VOD ...
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How to transcode HEVC footage on a mac if you don't have CC2018 yet [duplicate]

Is there a good free way to convert iPhone HEVC footage to .mov prores or something similar using a Mac (MacOS 10.12) with Premiere CC 2017? Googling provides lots of unreliable looking apps from ...
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Improve FrameServer performances

I followed ffmpeg guide to install debugmode frameserver. All works fine except with the fact that the frames served does not goes up to 25 fps. FFmpeg reports a speed of 0.9x.. My initial goal ...
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FFMpeg set language as Unknown or unspecified in a QuickTime MOV

I have to transcode with FFMpeg some video with multiple audio where various audio track are not language related, just music and so on. I would like to assing as language something like Unspecified, ...
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If I use a normal build of ffmpeg how take advantage of video acceleration for scale?

I generally use ffmpeg for encode in h264 and also resize media My common command is something like: ffmpeg -i in.mov -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -b:v 5000k -s:v 1280x720 out.mov I have an ...
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How to concatenate 2 MP4 videos to output of certain bitrate?

I've already read the other articles about concatenating but couldn't find any that discuss specifying the output bitrate. I have 2 MP4 videos. What I want to do is speed up the first video to 110% ...
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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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How should I interpret the results from Netflix VMAF

I've been encoding some clips and then analyzing them with the VMAF tool from Netflix, but I don't know how to understand the results. This is the overall mean section of one of my tests. ...
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Transcode each stream in a different thread with ffmpeg

Is there a way of forcing ffmpeg to encode each audio stream in a different thread? ffmpeg -i audio1.ac3 -c:a libopus -i audio2.ac3 -c:a libopus -i audio3.ac3 -c:a libopus output.mkv ...
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broacast tv specs.

can any one help me about how can i deliver this specs for a broadcast tv channel ? : im using fcpx and compressor 4. do i need any other app or can i manage it with those ? which specs i do on fcp ...
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Blu-ray transcode to H.265 using Intel Quick Sync Video

Blu-ray transcode to H.265 using Intel Quick Sync Video I just started a process of transcoding about 100 video discs (with DTS-HD Master Audio on passthrough) from my collection of Blu-rays and want ...
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Encode or Transcode with ffmpeg and libx264 as fast as possible

I'm trying to tune out ffmpeg to squeeze as much fps as possible from my server machines with lot of cores. Sometimes expecially when there's also a scale (eg: shrinking down from 4k to full hd or ...
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ffmpeg transpose=clock rotates 180 degrees instead 90

I have 2 similar videos created on the same mobile. The first one can be downloaded here. If I'm using the following command the result is correctly rotated by 90 degrees: ffmpeg -i 20180114_193135....
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Transcode 5.1 audio in ffmpeg leads to incorrect audio mapping in output

I need to transcode some high res videos (prores or dnxhd files with 5.1 uncompressed 48kHz audio in MOV container) to their low res h264 with AAC keeping the audio still in 5.1 preserving their ...
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RTSP to RTMP converting fails after specific time only when IP camera enters night mode

I have bought a cheap IP camera Escam QF002 producing output in RTSP. I'd like to secure it with RTMP or HLS stream served by nginx with nginx-rtmp-module. For this I'd copy the video stream (h264) ...
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How to make ffmpeg flush the subtitles in real time while transcoding?

I'm feeding ffmpeg from stdin and do several transcoding operations in one command only. The issue is that ffmpeg seems to transcode them(or at least write on disk) sequently (i.e. first it transcodes/...
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Convert video from 24 fps to 25, shortening length (no frame duplication), keeping audio pitch

I have a .mov video with 24fps and 5.1 audio. Is it possible change the framerate from 24 to 25 fps with no frame resampling (no frame duplication / removal - just new framerate interpretation) and ...
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Encoding low bitrate video source file to a higher bitrate

I need to know if there will be any difference in the quality of the encoded video if the bitrate of the source file is, let's say 2000kbps and I encode it to 4000kbps. Any help will be much ...
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HLS Preset Settings 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p

I am trying to transcode mp4 videos into HLS using AWS transcoder. I see that there are only few presets available which are like 1M, 1.5M and the highest 2M. I am unable to get 240, 360 , 480,720p ...
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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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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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Add filter to prores file

I have captured some Mini-dv home videos to .avi. With ffmpeg I converted to prores v2 .mov files. Now i need to add yadiff filter.(interlaced -> noninterlaced) Is is possible to "update" my files ...
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Best encoding setting for presentation like video

I have a video series that have a low fps by nature. The videos are in presentation format with audio. The video is produced using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 and contains 4K image clips and 256kbps ...
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Converting to Uncompressed Video Files

I'm looking for a method to convert compressed video files (like h.264) into uncompressed formats for editing. What are the best options to look at?
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Resolve Transcoding Workflow

I'm struggling to find an optimal workflow with Resolve 14 involving XAVC-S video. I need to transcode to ProRes 422 (HQ) to edit and grade within Resolve. At present I am bringing all my source ...
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Questions on workflow: 12G-SDI to 500Mbps to RTSP stream

(Background: I'm relatively familiar with using ffmpeg and libx264 to produce videos on demand, but I'm quite new to live streaming) I'm currently tasked with a project to compress a 4K camera's raw ...
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Simple: Can HTML5 Play a .mpd Manifest File Through Its Video Tag?

I have a Movie_Manifest.mpd file that is made up of 5 .webm video streams (consisting of different sizes and bps) and 1 audio file. The question I'm asking is: can it be played through a "simple" ...
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How to speed up DNxHR HQX capture with ffmpeg?

I'm trying to capture DNxHR HQX to my SSD. I want HQX because I need the 10-bit color for grading (HQX is a 12-bit codec, but HQ and below are all 8-bit). 8-bit HQ recording is no problem; I ...
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Please Explain the Codecs in my Example [closed]

Can someone explain what's happening in my project? Please use as much detail as possible, I just want to learn, thanks. I have an Apache web server. It contains many videos (.mp4 .mkv which are ?...
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How do I know if a video file is encoded perfectly or not?

I have to encode (transcode) many video files (usually from AVI to MP4). But to see if the encoded files are correct or not I will play all the files manually, which is rather tedious. Is there any ...
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ffmpeg “Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:1”

Ok, this is probably a very stupid mistake on my part, but I am losing my head here. I have been using a simple command for transcoding MOV file for months now: ffmpeg -i SOURCE.mov -c:v libx264 -...
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Transcode FROM MPEG-DASH

I have an input MPEG-DASH stream and I want to transcode it. First of all, need to decode it and then route an output to FFmpeg and encode it, but not have any ideas how to decode MPEG-DASH. Please ...
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Why when you specify a video bitrate with ffmpeg does the resulting files displayed bit rate differ?

I'm fairly new to transcoding.I've been generating some mp4's from mxf files. I've been playing around with some settings on ffmpeg and been specifying various bitrate's for audio and video with the -...
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FFmpeg transcoding libx264 set only one P-frame

I transcoding mpeg2 data to h264 via libx264 codec and need to create the following GOP structure: I(IDR) P I P I try to perform it with the following command: ffmpeg -i INPUT -vcodec libx264 -...
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FFmpeg transcoding GOP pattern IP

I need to transcode mpeg2 video via H264 codec and GOP structure should be IP. I use the following command for this: ffmpeg -i INPUT -vcodec libx264 -x264-params keyint=2:scenecut=-1:ref=1 -...
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ffmpeg: Convert 4K 10-bit file to DNxHR 444

I have a 2160p29.97 AVI 10-bit RGB file recorded with a Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K capture card. I want to convert this file to DNxHR 444. I used the following command to do so on Windows 10 with ...
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DVD not displaying full picture

I have created a DVD from video files, originally FLV 1280x720p files. Although I followed the support literature and help guides, approx 10 pixels are missing vertically and approx 20 horizontally ...
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Transcoding 100+ files from H.264 to H.265

I am in a process of transcoding 100+ High Quality Bitrate 720p MKVs containing H.264 (x264) to H.265 (x265 / HEVC). I do this with HandBrake software under Linux Debian 9 on Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3....
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How do I remove excess video duration in ffmpeg when using lavfi?

My goal is to take clips that last over 40 seconds and overlay them on a background, then trim the total time once the clips and background fade out. It works great, except the seeking goes up to 24 ...
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Delaying video overlay in ffmpeg without frame drops

I'm trying to play 2 videos overlaid against a static background, with the 2nd video (and its audio) delayed by a couple seconds. When I do this, ffmpeg complains about buffer overflow and the 2nd ...
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Why you need hardware (e.g. capture card) for video input?

To fully understand the how it works: you pick any device with HDMI output (let's say GoPro to reduce the variations) and you'll need a capture card for retreaving the data as multimedia signal. ...
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ffmpeg transcoding H264 interlaced and keep interlacing via H264_NVENC codec

I have the following interlaced H264 file: Stream #0:0[0x335]: Video: h264 (Main) ([27][0][0][0] / 0x001B), yuv420p(tv, bt470bg, top first), 720x576 [SAR 16:11 DAR 20:11], 25 fps, 50 tbr, 90k ...