I want to convert some videos with FFmpeg to make them streamable. So I want to convert to a video format with a constant bitrate. Can anyone help me? I have tried a lot of options, like -maxrate, -minrate -bufsize, but none of them produced a video at a fixed bitrate.
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From the FFmpeg documentation:
Set min video bitrate (in bit/s). Most useful in setting up a CBR encode:
So, set minrate, maxrate and bitrate to the same rate.
Note that x264 doesn't have a true constant bit rate mode, this will effectively emulate one for most purposes - the bit rate will still vary over lengths of time less than or equal to 1 second.