Also known as MPEG-4/AVC, an advanced video encoding standard, widely used in Blu-ray and streaming video.

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A way to stream from a v4l2 device?

I have a Arch Linux server and I'm currently using the mjpeg format to stream a security camera. The problem is that mjpeg is a bad format in terms of compression. It compress frames individually so ...
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Using ffmpeg to encode a raw video to H.264 format

On a Ubuntu 10.04, I am trying to encode a raw video (YUV format) to a H.264 encoded video using below ffmpeg commands: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.h264 but I get an error saying Unsupported ...
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Best Intel Quick Sync software for h.264 transcoding

I would like to know the best (fast) software for video encoding and transcoding video into h.264 that makes use of Intel Quick Sync. I looked at Media Espresso by Cyberlink but it does not have many ...
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FFMPEG: how to add watermark to video?

My Platform: Ubuntu 10.10 + FFMPEG 0.5.3(I installed ffmpeg from source) I try to add Watermark to a .MOV video with FFMPEG 0.5.3 imlib2.so (Please note FFMPEG 0.6+ dont support imlib2.so, so I use ...
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Android 2.1: H.264 video is not playing through RTSP, only audio

I'm using Wowza Media Server for video streaming to mobile devices and have troubles with RTSP-streaming to Android 2.1. I tried their test .mov file and it works. But when I try to play my own .mp4 ...
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Can I enable H.264 video in Chrome on the Mac?

I left Chrome for a while because I was annoyed about Google taking away H.264 support. I won't go into my reasons why, but I'm considering using Chrome more as my default browser again. The problem ...
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What are the restrictions on h264 usage?

What do people mean when they say the h264 video codec is "patent encumbered"? What restrictions are there to the usage of h264? I've been using the free Handbrake transcoder to encode h264 videos and ...
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screen capture with x264vfw64 in Windows 7 64 bit

I tried using CamStudio but it doesn't support x264vfw64, and I couldn't get it to work with VirtualDub either. Are there any other programs that can capture the entire screen using x264vfw64 to ...
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Why does my mp4 (h.264) need mp4box all the time?

Whenever I convert a video into mp4 with h.264 codec, it doesn't play immediately on Windows or iPad. It plays fine when I convert the video with mp4box. I use the following command to convert. ...
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Video encoding: How much does the video file size increase with fps?

Given that the next blockbusters of e.g. Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) and James Cameron (Avatar 2) are going to be shot with a frame rate of 48 fps (or even more) - i.e. more than the usual 24 fps - I ...
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Is it possible to get ffmpeg to work on Debian with support for amr codec (libopencore-amrnb) ahd h264 encoder (libx264)?

I've never used Debian, but on my Ubuntu box I have installed ffmpeg from the repositories (just as it is, without any tweak or hack) and I can easily use it to transcode amr audio to (e.g.) mp3 and ...
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FFmpeg constant bitrate

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, ...
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h264 Slideshow Maker

I've been using Windows Movie Maker to make slideshows with musical backdrops. The two problems are (A) the maximum output resolution is 640x480 and (B) it only exports in the WMV encoding. I would ...
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Encode DVD to H.264

I generally use dvd::rip software to encode DVDs to XviD files with specified size. I try the options of the software to encode to H.264, but it wasn's successful. How can I rip DVDs and encode to ...
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How can I know if my media player is using hardware acceleration?

I'm using The KMPlayer for my media playback needs, especially because it has faster startup time even with larger media files. But I'm not sure whether it is utilizing hardware acceleration or not ...
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Converting or playing a .264 video file?

I recently bought a Chinese brand DVR (to record security cams). The DVR exports the video files with a ".264" extension. This is my first time ever dealing with this video format. Anyhow I've been ...
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What is H.264 and what is it used for?

I have been hearing that Google Chrome is either stopping support for or has already stopped support for this movie thing called H.264. What is H.264, and what is it used for?
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Why does video file size drastically increase on import from camera? (iMovie)

My Sony camera has a 60GB hard drive and can store many hours of 1080p video. However, when I import these videos in iMovie (i.e. h.264) in their full 1080p size, they end up consuming something like ...
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windows applications that serve video from a local disk to h264 flash viewable through the browser on your local network

Are there any windows applications that serve video from a server local disk to h264 flash viewable through the browser on your local network? I'm thinking that on machine1, I'd have a folder with a ...
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Why does lossless video compression cause the file size to go way up?

I have a 200MB AVI that I'm trying to add hardsubs to. I'm using VirtualDub to do it. I selected the H264 lossless codec for compression. The resulting file is 800MB. Why does this happen? Is there a ...
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ffmpeg - h264 to xvid creates large file

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to convert a h264/aac video file to an xvid/mp3 file so I can play it in my ultra-cheap media player. At the moment the converted video file is TWICE the size of the ...
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How to convert a mpeg4-aac video to mpeg-ts using MEncoder?

I know this can be done using FFMpeg and I have done it. The only problem here was that FFMpeg actually tries to "encode" the file while converting to mpeg-ts which I don't want. i.e. I just want to ...
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Is there a way to enable H.264 video in Firefox?

I know that Mozilla has taken an ideological stance against H.264 video, but I don't agree with it. (And I think I paid for a hardware decoder inside my graphics card anyway?) Is there any way I can ...
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What is the optimal video format/size for using in powerpoint?

My daughter's school is looking to embed some videos in their powerpoint slides. I am helping the teacher with conversion software and settings recommendations. I tend to prefer h.264 for it's ...
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Are there any Mac OS X apps that convert Flash video (.flv) to h.264?

I’ve got some video from the web in Flash video format (.flv). I want to convert it to h.264. I’ve got Perian installed. QuickTime seems to play the video fine, but when I use any of the options to ...
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Enable H.264 (or x264) in AVIDemux

I am trying to get AVIDemux set up with the X264 codec using this tutorial. The following is what goes down when I get to the ./configure --enable-mp4-output command Thomas-Phillipss-MacBook:x264 ...
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Convert video files for Maemo (Nokia N900) using ffmpeg/mencoder

I'm a newbie in video encoding so I'm looking for some expert advice. I'm looking to transcode media files with ffmpeg or mencoder (or something other) on Ubuntu for my Nokia N900 running Maemo. I'd ...
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Site for learning about video codecs on the web [closed]

I am interested in learning about the HTML 5 specification as well as different video codecs for use in various browsers (mobile and desktop). So In an effort to learn about as much as I can, I'm ...
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Merging two m4v videos into one

I'm trying to merge two m4v video files into one with mp4box, and failing :( Here's what mp4box -info reports for first file * Movie Info * Timescale 90000 - Duration 01:06:18.836 ...
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Encoding movie files into h264

Found some topics about archiving into h264, but those were about the generic questions (does it worth it, which codec to use.) I want to use h264 (with CUDA (if possible)). So far I only found ...
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ffdshow h.264 audio desync

When I encode video with ffdshow with h.264, the audio is out of sync. At the very beginning of the video, the picture freezes for about 1 second, while the audio plays fine, resulting in the audio ...
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Joining H264 *without* re-encoding

I have two halves of a single show in two .MP4 files, encoded in H264. I would like to join them without re-encoding. Is this possible? I managed to create a joined video as a Quicktime file (.mov) ...
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Safari 4.0.5 will not play any HTML5 (H.264) video

The html5test.com tells me that my browser does not support the <video> element, and when I try example page, I get the fallback message, usually "Your browser does not support HTML5 video." I ...
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How can I convert yuv file to h264?

I have cif and qcif yuv image files. I want to convert them to h264 file. Could you advise me any application or program that encode h264?
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Basic video editor for AVCHD Lite files?

I have a camera (Panasonic Lumix GF-1) that outputs "AVCHD Lite" files, 720p h264 in a MTS container. I saw this question that said Movie Maker in Windows 7 supports AVCHD...but I just tried, and ...
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FFmpeg extract clip - stream frame rate differs from container frame rate (x264, aac)

Summary H.264 video seems to have a really high frame rate that requires a scaling factor to the applied to the duration of video that I'm trying to extract (900x lower). Body I'm trying to extract a ...
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Program to encode or mux h.264 streams in a SWF container [closed]

Is there any program that allows encoding a video file into a H.264 stream inside a SWF, or that allows muxing an existant (x264) stream into a SWF? If not, any other possible codec better than Flash ...
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FFMPEG Segfault Solutions

I'm trying to convert a bunch of movies into h.264 mp4's using FFMPEG. These movies are sourced from various portable camcorders such as the Flip Mino HD and the Kodak ZI8. One issue I'm having with ...
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How can I import h.264 encoded MOV files into windows movie maker?

I have a couple of digital camcorders that output .MOV files encoded in h.264 video/AAC audio. They won't load into Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player - I guess I need to install some codecs. ...
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Incorrect aspect ratio in mp4 (H.264) generated by Samsung camcorder

I just bought a Samsung Camcorder (SMX-F30BP). It has the ability to capture in standard Aspect Ratio (I guess 4:3) or in 16:9 format. The problem is that the mp4 (H.264) file generated is always ...
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What is this video format, and how do I convert It

Description I have a big (7.4G) .mkv file (1080p) which I want to convert to H.264 (using x264) Problem MediaCoder and GSpot are unable to detect the codec. They don't display anything. Just that ...
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QuickTime X incorrect aspect ratio for H.264 video

I'm running Snow Leopard and have a serious issue with QuickTime X. I have a Samsung HMX-H100N/XAA camcorder that records H.264 video in either 720p or 1080i. In either of these resolutions, QuickTime ...
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Join two h.264 movie files, merging chapters?

I have two h.264 encoded .m4v files, generated with Handbrake 0.9.3. They used the same Handbrake preset. How can I merge the two files into one movie, and do I need to do anything special to preserve ...
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Converting video for Android using Adobe Media Encoder

I'm trying to convert some video to H.264 and play it on my Android mobile phone. I have Adobe Media Encoder and can easily create files that play on my PC but when I copy them to the phone the media ...
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How do I edit MP4/H264 video files in Sony Vegas Platinum 6?

If I try to open an MP4 file made by a Sony Webbie in Sony Vegas Platinum 6, it won't open. (Something made me think they would work together.) The Webbie files are H264. It will happily play ...