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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Video coding : H264 is transcoded to H265. Result looks sharper despite lower bit rate. What is most likely explanation?

Video coding : H264 is transcoded to H265 using "slow" preset. When playing the video files (using VLC), the result looks sharper despite lower bit rate (10 Mb/s --> ca 1.5 Mb/s) and ...
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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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Script works on some files in batch but not others, any advice?

I'm trying to convert a batch of (mostly) .mxf files (4 channels of audio) to .mp4 files (stereo audio) taking the first two channels from the source using the following script: #!/bin/zsh for i in *....
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How to create MPEG-DASH variants at resolutions where one dimension is not a whole number in pixels?

I've created a bunch of variants and a DASH manifest for Sintel, which more or less works, but does not pass validation. The issue is when I want to scale a video to a specific width, but the height ...
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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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FFMPEG: Convert WebM VP8/VP9 multi-resolution video to MP4 (H.264)

I have been trying to convert a multi-resolution WebM video ( VP9/VP8/H.264 ) (1280 x 1080 till the half, thereafter 1080 x 1280) to MP4 container with H.264 encoding for video. When transcoded with ...
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Transcoding BlueRay's gives inconsistent filesizes

When I rip a BlueRay, the output file is usually between 15-30 GB. That's too large for archiving on my NAS, so I'd like to compress them down further. I'm targeting 6-8GB for 1080p movies. Obviously ...
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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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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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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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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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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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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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How do i view the size of a stream (audio or video) in a mkv file?

I've been playing around with transcoding my movies to x265 lately, but i haven't found a way to view which size the video stream has compared to the audio stream. I want to make some tests how ...
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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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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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Can't change Handbrake audio bit rate

I'm trying to compress video files using handbrake. While I'm managing to bring the video bit rate down, the audio bit rate is always at around 380kbps, no matter what I set in the audio settings tab....
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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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Sync issues while working with proxies (Premiere Pro 2020)

I'm editing an HDR project in Adobe Premiere Pro 2020 and I'm having issues with preserving the HDR data while transcoding, but that's an issue for another post. The thing is that I edit with proxies, ...
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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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Online VPS or Dedicated, Seedbox Video Encoding Help

I have a few questions. When I was younger I use to encode lots of old Animes for fansub teams and do Karaokes on my PC. My PC is currently out dated and do not have the space nor the power to do my ...
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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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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: 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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How do I specify baseline H264 profile using FFmbc?

I am using FFmbc (a FFmpeg derivative) to transcode some video files to H264 (in a mov wrapper). I want to specify baseline profile (to reduce CPU usage) but can't figure out how. There doesn't seem ...
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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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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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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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How to force ffmpeg to insert keyframe at first frame when downsampling a framerate of a video with x264 vcodec

I have a mpeg4 video at 25fps. This video contains just one static frame. I'm trying to downsample the frame rate to 1fps and convert the video to x246 (mp4). I ran the following ffmpeg command: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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what graphics card features effect NVIDIA NVENC hardware encoding speed?

I have a web project I am working on that requires transcoding of multiple short video clips (6-10 seconds) uploaded by users into a web friendly H.264 format on my linux server. I have been able to ...
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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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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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Transcoding AVCHD MTS to Motion JPEG on a Mac

Bigtime video neophyte and I've not been able to figure this out after a day of trying. Hopefully this isn't a big deal - pls assume I know nothing. I have some AVCHD MTS files from my camcorder ...
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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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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 ...