I'm trying to add subtitles to an AVI file while minimizing loss in video quality. I can adjust the quality by setting the bitrate in mencoder. I would like to know the bitrate of the original file in order to set this correctly. How can I find out the original bitrate?
ffmpeg -i somefile.avi outfile.avi should spit the bitrate to the command line
ffplay will spit out the bitrate too