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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how to convert a given video file to all possible codec/container format combinations

My semi-smart LCD TV supports USB. I have a couple of video files on my laptop which I want to run on that big LCD TV, through a USB stick. The problem is that when I attach a USB stick containing my ...
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Converting a DPX image sequence with ffmpeg

I am trying to convert an 10 bit RGB DPX image sequence, captured with the Blackmagic Intensity Pro from a PAL source, to a video with ffmpeg. My problem with that is, that I can create from the DPX ...
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How to view expansion of options ffmpeg uses when specifying -target?

I am trying to convert a video to NTSC so I can make a DVD out of it, and to do so I am using the following command: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -target ntsc-dvd output.mpg I know that the -target ntsc-dvd ...
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Gop structure changed after transcoding

I need transcode file to XDCAM HD422. I use something like the following command (it's only part of command, but that's enough to reproduce my problem). ffmpeg -i pathToFile -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:00:30 -...
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I want to convert .mp4 to .ts using H264 at constant framerate 25fps

I've been trying to do this conversion for a couple of days reading through forums ffmpeg -i in1.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -s 720x576 -vf "fps=25"-vsync cfr -b:v 2300k -acodec aac -b:a 128k out1....
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Does transcoding or compression occur when importing and editing .mts (.mp4) video files?

If a .mts video file is opened or imported to a project in a video editor like Adobe Premiere Pro, is transcoding going on? Video or audio compression? If so, why, instead of editing the raw file as ...
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Does recording desktop audio reduce quality?

If I record audio (say, a 320 kbps mp3) that's playing through my desktop audio (in, for example, Audacity with loopback, or OBS) is the quality going to be reduced if I compare the recording to the ...
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Halve framerate without complete re-encoding

Is there any tool that can manipulate / transcode h264 or h265 video streams throwing away approximately half of the frames, without performing a full re-encode? I'm thinking it would be theoretically ...
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How to preserve colorspace in ffmpeg

I have a x264 video with yuvj420p(pc, smpte170m) color space and i want to convert this video to x265 and reduce its file size. I have used this command ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec libx265 -crf 20 ...
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can I use ffmpeg drawtext filter as a passthrough/identity filter? (and/or performance question)

Background: I have a script which needs to apply a variable number (from zero to 'a few') drawtext filters to a base stream, and I'm trying to balance performance and coding/maintenance concerns. ...
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ffmpeg conversion - vp8 with alpha

I'm trying to convert a mov file (with alpha channel) to webm, vp8 with alpha, on windows. ffmpeg -i C0016.mov -s 960x540 -vcodec vp8 -pix_fmt yuva420p -metadata:s:v:0 alpha_mode="1" ...
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How can one resume an interrupted ffmpeg job or pause by design and save some kind of state file?

Attempting to convert a series of mp4's for the umpteenth fricking time using hvec 265 codec to save a buttload of storage space. And this does indeed work quite well but i do not have the luxury of ...
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Create 4x2 grid mosaic

trying to create a 4x2 grid from 8 videos using the terminal on a mac. The code I am using is not working: ffmpeg -i input0.mov -i input1.mov -i input2.mov -i input3.mov -i input4.mov -i input5.mov -i ...
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Post-production editing audio/video out of sync

I am trying to add two videos using ffmpeg and the output video/audio is out of sync (and fast forwarded). Goal is to put intro.mp4 before the original file clip.flv My approach is to Change the ...
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Best strategy to keep aspect ratio consistent for all videos having any resolution

I am using the following ffmpeg command to create multiple resolutions for the same video content. ffmpeg -i ${f} -c:v libx264 -keyint_min 150 \ -g 150 -profile:v main -f h264 -dash 1 \ -an -vf scale=...
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Best ffmpeg configuration for universal video codec compatabiltiy across browsers

I intend to get a transcoding setting to support all browsers at the same time including, chrome, firefox and safari. Currently I am using following, yet this does not provide a valid video with ...
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FFMPEG: is it possible to offset output frames from a selection of specific frames?

I'm doing some ffmpeg (4.1.3) transcodings by extracting specific frames from the source, in this case, the source can be either a movie or an image sequence, all working fine with the following ...
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Create one split screen video, separate audio streams and a thumbnail from the resultant split screen video - all in one pass

I'm using ffmpeg to create several single splitscreen videos out of 2 separate videos. The 2 videos have audio so I want to extract the 2 video's audio streams as 2 separate mp3s and also create a ...
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FFMPEG -C:V Copy and -C:V Transcode

When I do it like this, -c:v copy -preset ultrafast -cfr 20 -tune zerolatency and it doesn't work I know that this is excpected because the video codec is copied and all the other parameters such as ...
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Recommandation for on-premises video file transcoding server accessible via REST API?

I am looking for a video file transcoding solution that I can run on an on-premises server and access via a REST API. While I found lots of commercial cloud services (e.g. https://www.filestack.com/...
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Intra-frame H.264 / H.265 compared to DNxHR or Prores as intermediate codecs for editing

IMPORTANT: ISSUE SOLVED (STILL A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, THOUGH), I POSTED SOME INFO BELOW THE ORIGINAL POST AS AN UPDATE IF SOMEONE FINDS THIS USEFUL: Quick question: what are the advantages of using ...
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FFmpeg: DNxHR 444 10 bits transcoding issue (HDR project). SMPTE2084 unsupported?

I have a couple of questions regarding intra-frame codecs for editing purposes (in Premiere Pro). UPDATE (01/24/20). More details of the original issue after this: I seem to have encountered a dead ...
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FFmpeg does not preserve colors after resizing

I would like to resize a 4K mkv video to 1920×1080 with ffmpeg version 3.4.6-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 on Ubuntu 18.04. The original file has the following features: Input #0, matroska,webm encoder : ...
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Adobe Encoder Desyncs Video/Audio (MTS to MP4)

I've been trying to transcode an MTS (recorded on a Panasonic) to MP4 with Adobe Media Encoder. The audio/video has consistently gone out of sync. I've matched the source, gone over all the settings, ...
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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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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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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 ...