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 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 ...
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restart ffmpeg job from failure

Is there a common technique or some sort of strategy for restarting a failed transcoding job from where it had left off when it crashed (or stopped for whatever reason)? For example, if I have a 2 ...
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How many NVIDIA NVENC engines a particular GPU have?

There is a NVIDIA VIDEO CODEC SDK APPLICATION NOTE - ENCODER in which we can read the following: While Kepler and first generation Maxwell GPUs had one NVENC engine, certain variants of the ...
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Downscale to “native” look

I want to downscale UHD-1 videos to 1080p. According to this and on other websites the Lanczos method should give best result for downscaling. However my goal is to downscale a video in a manner like ...
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Any ffmpeg computing nodes out of there?

Sadly I don't have access to powerful workstations and it happens that I have to convert lot of videos, however I do have an high bandwidth network. Is there a free/paid computing cluster service ...
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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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ffmpeg / mencoder converting a video with correct setting

I have an avi video file that plays on my Onn-W7 player Link to avi video file that works and backup link to avi file that works. I'm trying to convert some other video files over so that they will ...
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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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Converting WMV to MP4

I just joined this community and hope my question is acceptable since it is quite "noob" like. I have a .wmv video file that is 1280x720 and causes windows media player to abort after excessive ...
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Is there a video container which is able to handle segments of different video quality (or even size)?

Let's assume I have a video of 10 minutes length. And I want to reduce its size by having some parts in high bitrate, while other less important parts can be low bitrate. For this I'd cut the original ...
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Transcoding vertical video to an intermediate codec

I used the Android SDK to record some steps for a tutorial video and am having some difficulty working with the footage. First of all, it's of a variable framerate and secondly it's in 1080:1920 - ...
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Netflix encoding system - MAPLE

I understand that Netflix does all their encoding in AWS using EC2. They have a custom encoding software called MAPLE that chunks all source video into 2-3 second chunks and encodes in multiple codec ...
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GStreamer mpegtsmux produces empty output file

I'm trying to construct a GStreamer pipeline to transcode MPEG2 video and MPEG1 audio in a MPEGTS container to H.264 and AAC and output to a filesink. The problem is: the output file is empty. If I ...
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What codec should I edit in on Premiere Pro?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) with base configuration. I have a bunch of footage off a Canon 700D which is in a H.264 codec. Now obviously, a MacBook Air does not have an external ...
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How can I efficiently convert MOV / MPEG-4 files for long term storage?

I have a Canon 6D DSLR that I am shooting video on. The camera is set to capture 1280x720 60fps IPB MOV / MPEG-4 files. The video files are in the range of 250MB per minute of recording. I have ...
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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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ffmpeg based JAVE video conversion taking a long time

I am using ffmpeg to convert videos to mp4 format in my application I have used JAVE and Xuggler for the same. My issue is that, video conversions are taking way too much of time. For example, a 50MB ...
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How is possible for YouTube and Vimeo transcode so fast?

For the bit I read YouTube and Vimeo rely on servers powered by some modified libs i guess like libavcodec and tools like ffmpeg in a serious custom build. Let's assume a transcode to h264 but the ...
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What CRF or settings I should choose for h265 in order to achieve a similiar quality of h264?

I'm doing some experiments with HEVC x265. I have a raw footage and the quality of details of h264 with same CRF setting looks better than h265. Shouldn't be the opposite? Maybe my setup isn't the ...
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FFMPEG standard transcoding settings

I am working on a project that provides video streaming to the users over the internet on web-browsers as well as mobile devices. I am using following sample FFMPEG command to transcode the video: ...
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Fast encoding with ffmpeg

I know about presets but faster presets lose the video quality. Are there any hardware requirements I need to consider? Or are there any settings that I need to tweak? And lastly where do I place the -...
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ffmpeg encoded videos are not playing on mobile browser

I have set up a server to upload and play videos. I used django/python as the scripting language, and nginx and gunicorn as the webserver. I am using videojs as the video player. For h264 mp4 I tried ...
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FFMpeg Encoding and Core Usage

We have developed an application to transcode source .mov files into .ogg, .mp4 and .webm output. It is currently running on AWS EC2 instance g2.8xlarge. It is working (yay!). My question: Even ...
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Streaming WebM on unsupported platforms (Safari, IE, etc)

I'd like to stream WebM videos to browsers that don't support it (like Safari/IE). I have no problem in converting the video to a supportable format (like MP4), but the encoding should be on-demand, ...
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ffmpeg stream options for mp3, cover art of mp4

I have potentially millions of HLS streaming videos to create from cover art and mp3s. Obviously, I'd like to keep the resulting bandwidth to a minimum. I tried various ffmpeg flags specifically ...
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Transcoding AVCHD To Something That Isn't Choppy In Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

I'm recording with a Sony camera that records with the AVCHD codec. Unfortunately, as others have also observed, this format is choppy when trying to edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. What is the best ...
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Troubleshooting XDCAM import into Premirere Pro CC 2014

I am in the middle of editing a TV spot we create bi-weekly and therefore on a tight timeline. I am using Premiere Pro CC (2014) just upadted last week on Win8.1, 4790k, 16GB, OS SSD 256GB, Project ...
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Video converted by FFMPEG has a different duration, why?

I convert videos using FFMPEG. My goal is to convert them to the MP4 container format (MPEG-4 Part 14) with AAC-encoded audio stream and MPEG-4 part 10-encoded video stream. I use the following line ...
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Convert .WMV using FFmpeg

I'd like to use FFmpeg on the Mac Terminal command line to convert a .WMV file. I'm familiar with the syntax: ffmpeg -i /path/OriginalMovieFile.wmv /path/NewMovieFile.??? However, my recent attempt ...
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using -force_key_frames in ffmpeg with libx265

I'm trying encode a video stream using HEVC with ffmpeg and create a MPEG-TS file. I need to be able to insert IDR frames to certain locations in the stream. I came across the flag -force_key_frames ...
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Is it possible to raise H.264's QP without fully re-encoding the video?

Is it possible to lower the H.264 video quality and bitrate without fully decoding and encoding it? Are there H.264-specific algoritmhs that can create a video with higher QP based on encoded video ...
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How to convert 25p to ntsc dvd?

I need to build a ntsc dvd from a 25p movie. I've read about different solutions: Using twixtor to get ntsc framerate Using DGPulldown to flag it up to 29.97fps What is the most professional way ...
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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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Improving frame/image quality on Handbrake?

I created a .cdr file from a DVD and converted it to an .mp4 with Handbrake. My only issue is Handbrake's default settings create a somewhat grainy picture. The file size went from 1.24Gb to ~100Mb so ...
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Ripped DVD Video Playback Stutters, original DVD does not

I have a DVD of home video made from a VHS that I'm trying to rip so I can post it to YouTube. I've ripped a couple of videos using both Mac DVDRipper Pro and Handbrake to compare the output after I ...
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Transcoding during ffmpeg overlay

My question is related to the technicality behind video overlaying. When a 3D object or an image is added to a video sequence as an overlay to render, does ffmpeg fully decode the original sequence to ...
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Video Encoding - Wasting Space

I am facing a common issue that I cannot find a term to describe: I have a few low quality VHS rips that were encoded with a certain Apple ProRes codec (irrelevant in the context of this particular ...