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

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VLC (Server) re-stream Security Camera Feed

I purchased a Swann Home Security DVR system and was hoping for some help on how to duplicate the streaming video on my server. In order to get their web view (streaming video in the browser) to work,...
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What bunch of ffmpeg scripts do I need to get HTML5-compatible “Video for everybody”?

What list of commands should I do in ffmpeg/mencoder/some_other_CLI_app to get a video in all the right formats to use Video for Everybody? i.e. Is there a subtlety that prevents there being a ...
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How would “The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012” translate into mencoder options?

I've read the file "The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012" (link), which is what a lot of "pirate" groups have agreed upon in terms of encoding options. The relevant parts are Audio, Framerate, ...
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What application and codec can I use to encode raw HD video from Fraps?

I have large (4 GB each) HD video files (.avi) recorded using Fraps. What application and codec (freeware) can I use to encode these videos and make them smaller? I'd like my videos to be watchable ...
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What parameters should I be looking at to reduce the size of a .MOV file?

My Canon 60D creates .MOV files when recording video and I've found out that the .MOV container has an H264 video stream and a PCM audio stream. I've used ffmpeg and GSpot to look at some of my ...
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1080p to 720p converter that converts very fast [closed]

Any ideas about a good 1080p to 720p converter that is able to convert a video of 90 minutes in less than several hours? (maybe like in 2, 3 or 4 hours ;-) The compression of a file is H.264/MPEG-4 ...
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.vob to h.264 MP4 Files - Worth The Effort?

When I was doing the converting to digital format a while back I chose .VOB due to no quality loss. However recently I have been informed of this h.264 compression method. Time is not an issue here, ...
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Convert from MOV to MP4 Container format

I have a digital camera that records nice 1080p H.264 format but unfortunately it uses the MOV container format. Basically I have nothing but the camera and VLC that play this format natively. Is ...
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Aspect ratio of video sliced with FFmpeg unintentionally changes

I am trying to extract a small part from a larger video without changing the codecs, resolution or something else. Therefore, I use FFmpeg with the following settings. ffmpeg -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Is there software to convert a DVD in to h.264 but keep the menus?

I am under the assumption that between a MPEG-2 file and a h.264 file of the same quality, the h.264 file will be smaller; if this assumption is wrong please correct me. I love extra features on DVD'...
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AMD Opteron 248 H264

Would an AMD Opteron 248 CPU machine handle slightly faster than real time H264 encoding, using something like Sorenson Squeeze 8?
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H.264 encoder with clearer options for specifying minimum & maximum video bitrate?

I almost never get stuck with things like this and kinda figure things out myself... but I'm at a complete loss here. I've used Handbrake, X-Media Recode, and lots of other encoders and they're ...
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What tools should I use to edit H.264 MP4 GoPro videos?

I have recorded videos using a GoPro, which produces MP4 files containing H.264 encoded videos. I would like to do some simple editing tasks on these videos without losing quality:- Cut various ...
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Time of splitting and encoding video with ffmpeg increases exponentially

I'm trying to split a video by subtitles and encode into .mp4(h.264/aac) using ffmpeg, but it takes so much time! First pieces of video are splited and encoded really fast, but for each iteration time ...
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Small pieces of video split by ffmpeg are not playing or playing with artifacts

I'm trying to cut a video file into small parts (0.5-5s) and encode these parts to h.264/aac with ffmpeg. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i 1.avi -ss 00:05:00 -t 00:00:01,50 -vcodec libx264 -threads ...
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How to find out whether my PC can play HD videos?

There is a lot of literature on the net on playing HD videos but nothing which explains comprehensively, hence my question. I have a PC with the following configuration 2GB RAM running 32 bit ...
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Stream video with FFMPEG, “Output file does not contain any stream”

I would like to stream an H.264 encoded elementary stream wrapped in RTP headers to a port using FFMPEG. I have tried the following command lines to no avail... ffmpeg -i 1080p_1.h264 -f rtp -vcodec ...
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Best H.264 encoding settings to target low-bandwidth audience

We are building a video streaming website targeting audiences with 56kbps internet connection. We've chosen the H.264 codec to prepare the videos, now there are some challenges: 1) Should we use VBR (...
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Can a GPU be used to Encode h264?

I am wondering if I get a better graphics card could it speed up h264 encoding on my machine using handbrake? If so how can I tell what graphics card will support this? I am aware that the GPU can ...
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Best Handbrake settings for encoding TV shows

Been using Handbrake since it's the fastest and easiest program for me to understand as I'm not a real A/V guy and I'm getting some under par results from it when it comes to TV shows. I see episodes ...
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FFmpeg/X264: Split video mid-GOP without reencoding entire stream

I've got an H264 video (Stored in an MP4 file). Each GOP is approx 10s long. I want to trim the first couple of seconds off the video, which means I need to split the first GOP. Is there a way to do ...
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How to merge AAC audio stream and H.264 video, with increasing delay on audio?

I have an H.264 video stream and an AAC audio stream that are to be multiplexed into an MKV file. I've got this going mostly fine using mkvmerge on Linux, however for each set of streams I find that ...
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How to extract image from single-frame h264 mkv file?

ffmpeg -i IMG_9353.JPG -pix_fmt yuv420p -y qqq.y4m x264 qqq.y4m --preset placebo --tune stillimage --crf 33 -o qqq.mkv How to extract the picture now? qqq.mkv is non-empty, size depends on "crf" ...
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how do I convert .iso to .mp4 without mounting with ffmpeg

The problem is - I want to convert .iso with dvd to .mp4 (h264/ac3), but I cannot mount it via mount -o loop, because I'm on a virtual machine that doesn't allow to do that. Googling doesn't help. ...
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How to rip Blu-Ray discs using open source software

How can one rip Blu-Rays that he or she owns via AnyDVD as the decoder? Open source would be prefer but not require. H.264 video codec is preferred. Current Software: AnyDVD HD & Handbrake ...
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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 H....
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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 ...