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I have a MOV file that I want to split into several smaller files (at certain timestamps in a comma-separated list). I'm simultaneously compressing the video into WEBM files.

The command I'm using is:

ffmpeg -i original.mov -map_metadata -1 -map 0 -c:v libvpx -crf 10 -qmax 40 -b:v 2.5M -cpu-used 16 -n -force_key_frames "00:00:02.481,00:04:25.907,00:06:26.712" -f segment -segment_times "00:00:02.481,00:04:25.907,00:06:26.712" "output_%03d.webm" 2> logfile.log

This works, and the resulting WEBM files play fine in Windows Media Player, but their metadata have incorrect 'duration' and 'start' values, so embedding them in HTML5 gets messed up. (The HTML5 video player thinks that the videos are longer than they really are and that they have a delayed start.)

What am I doing wrong?

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-reset_timestamps [1|0]

Reset timestamps at the begin of each segment, so that each segment will start with near-zero timestamps. It is meant to ease the playback of the generated segments. May not work with some combinations of muxers/codecs. It is set to 0 by default.

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