Bitrate refers to the amount of information transferred or processed per unit of time, usually expressed in bits per second (bit/s) or multiples thereof. Bitrate can be used to express a number of things, such as the bandwidth of a computer interface, the level of quality of a digital audio or video ...

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Can a 7Gb video file be only 512 kbps?

Windows is telling me that the bit rate of a 7 Gb video I have downloaded is only 64 kbps. I have read I need to multiply by 8 to get the actual bit rate. Still it's only 512 kbps, which seems very ...
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Full-SBS 3D movie bitrate when ripping

When ripping movies from iso to full side by side format, 3840x1080 usually (1920x1080 each eye). Shouldn't the bitrate double? I've always wondered that, what do you think?
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Reduce bitrate inside a .rar file

I've got a .rar file of compressed .mp3 files. I would like to reduce the bitrate of those mp3 files, without extracting them (so as to keep the .rar file). Do you know how? Thank you!
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Is there a way to determine resolution of a video using its bitrate?

I have a use case where I need to determine the resolution of a video depending on its bit rate data e.g. 236k, 668k, 1299k, 1900k etc. I also have data about its dimensions e.g. 320x240, 480x360 ...
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When doing 2 pass video encoding with FFmpeg, how to find the optimal bitrate?

When doing 2 pass video encoding with VP8 (libvpx), is there a way to figure out the optimal bitrate, so I don't have to guess? Something like a small compression test, or some ffmpeg command, that ...
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Are there any benefits to buying high write speed Blu-ray disks?

There are many different type of blu ray disc out there, the hestitation to buy was started from read/write speed of a blu ray disc. I'm looking for Verbatim/Memorex/Sony disc, the most common read ...
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Reducing bitrate with ffmpeg using `-b:v 500k` doesn't actually reduce bitrate to 500k

I am trying to create several downgraded versions of a video file with ffmpeg. I am using the following command via the command line (the command is taken from the documentation): ffmpeg -i ...
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Re-encode AC3 5.1 audio with variable bitrate using FFmpeg

Does the AC3 audio format support variable bitrate encoding? If so, is it possible to use FFmpeg's -vbr option to achieve that? I'd like to avoid converting from 5.1 to a 2-channel stereo because ...
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How to consider bitrate, -maxrate and -bufsize of a video for web

I am using ffmpeg to encode my videos to upload them on the web. I saw this post about using ffmpeg, but didn't quite get as to how to consider the values. Suppose I have a video of size 70 MB with a ...
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Does image quality deteriorate in video if rendered with higher bitrate?

Let's say I want to render a music video with a still image on it (1920x1080) resolution, and I know if I were to decrease video bitrate, the image quality would deteriorate, how about if I would ...
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Unable to re-encode audio stream with different bitrate using ffmpeg

A similar question has been asked elsewhere without a satisfying answer for me. The following ffmpeg command results in error. When "-c:a copy" is added to just copy the audio stream, the video ...
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Search hard drive for all media files of a specific bitrate?

Is it possible to search my hard drive for all MP3's of a 320 bitrate? I am using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
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Convert all music files to 192 bitrate mp3 except of those already ≤ 192 kbps

What do I have: 100k+ music files in different formats with various bitrates (mp3 64/128/192/256/320kbps, aac 256kbps, flac, alac). Most of them are mp3 320kbps. What do I want: mp3 64/128/192kbps ...
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'iwlist wlan0 bitrate' says “unknown bit-rate information”

I set bit-rate of wireless interface 'wlan0' using iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed Now, how do I verify if it was set right? iwlist wlan0 bitrate says unknown bit-rate information
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FFMPEG encoding settings for 1080/60fps/h264 - framedrops

I want to use latest ffmpeg to encode set of JPG frames to 1920x1080 60fps h.264 movie. I'm looking for set of parameters that will allow smooth playback of encoded video on fairly strong PC machines ...
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Is it possible for ffmpeg to encode with a spatially variable bit rate?

I would like to reduce the overall bitrate of a 4K 180 degree FOV video by decreasing detail outside of 60 degrees while retaining it in the center. Is that possible?
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ffmpeg bitrate variating without reason

I got a mp4 video. I just want to split it in 4GB file parts using ffmpeg (to make it writeable on FAT32). C:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg.exe -i "%NAME%.mp4" -n -t %LENGTH% -codec copy "%NAME%_1.mp4" ...
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Difference between downscaling 1080p to 720p in real time and downscaling during encoding?

Suppose a high quality, uncompressed video is re-encoded twice, with almost identical encoding settings at a relatively low bitrate of 4mbps, but at different resolutions, first at 1080p, and then at ...
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Recommended bit-rate value for x264 1st pass

I use x264 to encode content for an Adaptive Bit-Rate workflow. So I run a 1st pass to find the "optimal"GOP structure (but with a --keyint target value) to a given bit-rate X. And next I run ...
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How does video encoding bitrate affect duration and why?

Does encoding an uncompressed video into a higher bitrate take longer (than into a lower bitrate)? If so, why - it seems that the encoder should need less effort because it doesn't have to compress ...
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1080p 10bit MKV Video is Choppy but Has Smaller File-size?

I've tried VLC, MPC-HC with LAV and CCCP but nothing worked for 1080p 10bit MKV. The video is not always choppy but only during some particular scenes with high content bitrate. I've got 2 versions ...
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Solution for choppy video because of bit-rate too high?

When I play a 1080p 10bit-depth video with VLC-player, the video goes choppy and even freezes. I'm using Dell Inspiron 1525 and VLC 2.1.2. Windows Vista Home Premium. Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express ...
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How does ffmpeg determine individual stream bitrates?

For example, I have a video for which ffmpeg shows Duration: 00:46:43.72, start: 0.540000, bitrate: 2593 kb/s Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 720x576 [PAR 16:15 DAR ...
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Filter the video while keeping the bitrate (FFmpeg)

For experimental purposes, I need to filter my video (using -vf option) and change, say, brightness, but keep the same bitrate as in original video. Just for testing purposes, I change RGB values to ...
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Can someone explain to me the correlation between bit rate and frame rate?

I understand the higher the FPS, the smoother the image will look at your current resolution. This also corresponds to refresh rate over the monitor. Your FPS can only go as high as your refresh rate ...
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Sound forge changes bit rate when overwritting

In Sound Forge 10.0 I cannot keep the same bitrate whenever i overwrite a file. Any solution? My Template box at the "Save as" dialog box is set up for 128 Kbps. If If I rename the file it will be ...
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reaching constant video bitrate by using ffmpeg

We use ffmpeg and a transcoding script for transcoding and want to make some batch files which we can use for transcoding. For example I use a parameter called video_kbit and if I am writing in ...
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How do I check the video bitrate of an Ogg Theora (ogv) video file?

I've been sent an .ogv file by a video company that's 4 times the file size of the equivalent MP4 file. I suspect they've encoded it at way too high a bitrate, but I'd like to check for sure. I'm on ...
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How much data does SSH typically use?

I want to ssh into a laptop (Ubuntu) which will be connected through a 3G connection. Therefore I need to estimate how much data I will be using to choose a suiting plan. Separate from file transfer, ...
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Video compression with ffmpeg - Constant quality

I am trying to compress videos of 10 seconds at different bitrates with ffmpeg. My aim is to obtain the same video at different qualities (from very low to very high). I don't want to touch audio part ...
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avconv mkv to mkv with audio compression bug

In order to make quality tests, I would like to compress the audio part (to a low bitrate) of a matroska file without damaging video. Audio codec is AAC and video codec is H264. I am using avconv on ...
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ffmpeg .mkv to .mkv with audio .aac compression

I am trying to use ffmpeg on a .mkv video to change soundtrack quality. I would like to lower the bitrate of the audio part (to 16 kbps) without any modification of the video. Nevertheless when I use ...
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Explanation on network transfer bit rate R

Bit Rate R usually refers to: Number of bits transferred in unit of network time on a link L. I am curious on the sending direction of R. Because data on link L has two directions. Does R means ...
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How to see media files (namely `flv`) details/info in Windows 7?

I see that for many media files, under Properties/Details there are some needed info like audio/video bitrate, but it seems limited - for example it does not work for flv. Is there a way that would ...
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Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?

When a certain file (mp4, flv, etc) has a 95 kbps audio bitrate - does it make sense outputing to a higher bitrate when converting to mp3 or other format (be it lossy or not)? Would this result in ...
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Lower the bitrate of a lossless m4a file

When I try to sync my music library to my iPod touch using iTunes it says that some songs can't be synchronized because the sample rate is too high. Indeed, some files have a bitrate of ~3000 kbps. ...
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view video bitrate of a flv file in linux,how?

Is there any command to check the video bitrate of a flv file in debian/ubuntu ? I have some flv files and I want to find out their video bitrate. I check 'file' command It only says 'Macromedia ...
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FFmpeg: Keeping quality during conversion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert AVI to MP4 keeping the same quality I'd like to convert a good amount of wmv, mpg and avi files (with differing audio and video encodings) to mp4/x264/aac with ...
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Media Information for Constant and Variable bit rate of Video files

What is this Maximum bit rate for a .mp4 format file whose bit rate mode is Constant? Media information displayed for MP4 (Using MediaInfo Tool) ID : 1 Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video ...
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Trancoding a video with vlc and the MPEG-4 codec with a video bit rate

When I try to trancode a video with vlc using the MPEG-4 codec and a video bit rate, I get the following error : Either both buffer size and max rate or neither must be specified Here is the ...
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Why are mp3 bitrates usually multiples of 32? (powers of 2)

I understand why multiples of 2 show up so often in with computers because of their binary nature, but I haven't been able to figure out the most common mp3 bitrates (64kbps, 128kbps, 160kbps, ...
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Change bitrate of MP4 file

I have to change the bitrate of MP4 files on Mac OS X. What's the best tool to do this conversion? Am I able to do it with QuickTime?
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How BroadcomVoice16 use 2-bits per sample to produce voice?

BroadVoice16 (BV16) is a speech codec that operates at an input sampling rate of 8 kHz and an encoding bit rate of 16 kb/s, or 2 bits per sample. That's an excerpt from BroadVoice 16 Speech Codec ...
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Why does FFMPEG adds up extra bit rate to video?

I use FFMPEG (command line Input) to convert my videos to a specific output format. The problem I am facing is when I try to pass a constant bit rate(700 kbps) to FFMPEG, the result is an output ...
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Why G.722 has 64 kbps bit rate?

I'm learning a few things about codec, and now I'm confused by G.722. There's a way to calculate codec bit rate that I read here on wikipedia. It said: bit rate = sampling rate x bit depth G.722 has ...
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How to know whether a audio file is CBR or VBR?

File size of an CBR(Constant bitrate) audio recording can be calculated using a formula: File Size (Bytes) = (sampling rate) × (bit depth) × (number of channels) × (seconds) / 8 E.g., a 70 minutes ...
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How to generate a 8 bit per sample wav audio file in VLC

I'm using the following vlc command line to extract first 5 minutes of audio from video file "-I dummy -vvv --no-sout-video --sout-audio --no-sout-rtp-sap --no-sout-standard-sap --ttl=1 ...
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What does the sample rate and sample size of audio means?

In a MP3 audio file, I know theres a bitrate of audio which tells the number of bits in seconds are being used by the player, in other words a measure of quality of audio. But I'm confused with the ...
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Optimal Audio Codec and corresponding format/option for the recording of voice in small and large lecture halls

Microsoft's OneNote supplied with Office2010 does very well for note taking software. It includes the function to record audio/video, or just audio. The options in the program for Codec are a) Windows ...
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What is a good, high quality data rate for mp4? [closed]

I am exporting a 720p at 30 fps video from Final Cut Pro 6 using quicktime conversion. It has a field for data rate with no presets. What is a high mp4 quality data rate (in kbps) that isn't grainy?