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

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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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Capture and encode HDMI signal on FreeBSD

I am looking for a capture PCI-e card to encode HDMI source and stream on network. I want to "share" my HDMI sources to my Raspberry sinks in the LAN. I have found many PCI-e cards, but most of them ...
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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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Is it possible to intercept and record h.264 video streaming through my router?

I have a D-Link IP camera streaming h.264 video through my router to the Internet. I want to intercept this video and save it to my NAS. Is this possible? How should I approach this? I should add ...
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Concatenate h264 bytestream using cat?

I need to merge few h264 files. Can I do simply trick like this: cat file0.h264 file1.h264 file2.h264 > out.h264 All h264 has the same encoding settings, except resolution and bitrate, and has ...
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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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Encoding H264 with windows ffmpeg results in first few seconds being “blocky”

I am using the following code to transcode a 10mbps high quality 1280x720 H264 mp4 into a lower quality H264 mp4 with our logo watermarked on the video. ffmpeg.exe -i test.mp4 -i watermark.png ...
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Extract HEVC bitstream with ffmpeg

I would like to extract the raw .265 bitstream from HEVC mkv file. I use this: ffmpeg.exe -i hevc.mkv -an -vcodec copy -f hevc bitstream.265 I got this error: Requested output format 'hevc' ...
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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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Transport Sream for H.264 video

I want to know proper standard for transport streams (For H.264 video),my doubts are If size of PES packet is > 65536 then pes_packet_length filed should be zero ?? If PES packet size more than ...
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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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Convert AVI into H.264 that works inside an HTML5 Video tag

I would like to convert an existing black and white AVI into an H.264 video that works inside an HTML5 video tag. I'm currently using this ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i file.avi -y -c:v libx264 ...
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Speed up video with FFmpeg with low I-frame distance

I got a video with 60 fps and h264 encoded (.mp4), audio layer is removed. Now I want to speed up the video 4x faster with FFmpeg, but I would like to have a very low I-frame distance to be able to ...
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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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H.264 Pro Recorder Files not closed properly

I have several files that were recorded using a BlackMagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder. It would appear that somewhere in the process, the recorder did not close out the file properly when the ...
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How can I re-encode H.264 video with minimal quality loss?

I have a lot of MPEG-TS files (.TS container but H.264 video) and playback is fine except that when you skip forward/backward or fast forward it's very sluggish and gets pixelated, etc. I've been ...
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Using FFmpeg to locate moov atom

I have a library of videos, all of which should have been adjusted for web-streaming by putting the moov atom ahead of the rest of the video. This allows playback to begin before the client has ...
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v4l2 issues with webcam encoded to H.264

I am trying to send a H.264 webcam video feed over wifi to another computer using gstreamer. I am using this tutorial as a guide. I am using a Creative Live! Cam Connect HD as my webcam. The website ...
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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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video - BluRay movies and HEVC (H.265)

Having recently read about HEVC made me raise a few questions about video codecs and BluRay movies. I'm aware BDs support a few video codecs (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1, according to bluray.com ...
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How to apply audio track to a mute h264/mp4-video losslessly?

I have a MP4/h.264-video with no sound. With ffmpeg or similar, how can I apply an audio track to that MP4-file without degrading the quality of the video (i.e. without recoding the video-track)? I'd ...
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Running qtfaststart in a folder containing multiple .mp4's

I have a library of videos, all of which need to be adjusted for web-streaming by putting the moov atom ahead of the rest of the video with qtfaststart. This allows playback to begin before the client ...
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Record webcam automated with unknown duration

I need to record (not stream) from my webcam, convert it to H.264 and store it in a mp4-container. With VLC media player I can do this manually with the Open Capture Device menu where I just have to ...
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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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YouTube consistently messes up my video's quality

I'm having trouble encoding a video for YouTube. The content isn't very "compression-friendly" (it's Battlefield 4 gameplay footage), but I'm 100% positive the results could be better. Some links: ...
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What are the differences between H.264 Profiles?

I was rendering a video in After Effects CS5 and when I was formatting it I chose the H.264 codec and in that format, it had a profile with Baseline, Main and High. So I did a little test – rendering ...
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How can I repair a damaged H.264 video stream from a security camera?

I have a security camera file in H.264 format. It cannot be converted due to error messages stating the file is damaged. Is there any way to repair this single 12 MB file so it can be converted to a ...
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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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.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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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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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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How to check is h264 mp4 file is correct?

I writing applcation which split live stream from web camera to multiple h264 mp4 files. Now I have some problems like missing keyframes and maybe another. Are there any tools to check my output ...
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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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ffmpeg minimal requirements configuration for encoding and decoding h264 files

I'm trying to compile ffmpeg with minimal requirements in order to encode/decode with h264. So far my command line configuration is : ./configure --disable-yasm --disable-everything ...
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Is this possible to do H264 CCTV DVR + FreeNAS + FTP?

Can I use the storage inside H264 CCTV DVR as my NAS (network-attached storage) and use Filezilla to access the files remotely?
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How do I make h.264 work on YouTube on Firefox on Windows 7 64 bit?

Various news articles state that Firefox supports h.264 on Windows since version 20. As of this writing the version is 24, yet Firefox still can't play most YouTube videos. I did the HTML5 opt-in and ...
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Will 128MB video card be enough for Windows 7 Aero with two 720p monitors connected? [closed]

I'm going to buy a replacement AGP video card for parents' decade old Athlon XP 3200+ computer. It has Radeon 9000 with 64MB now. This videocard is crippled under Windows 7 (no WDDM driver) and it ...
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Why doesn't this video play on iOS?

I'm having trouble getting my mp4 video to play on any iOS device. I'm testing on an iPhone with iOS 6 and an iPad running iOS 7. When I upload the video to my server and enter the URL directly on the ...
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I want Adobe QT32 Server.exe to use no more than 21 threads

I need to impose this limit because quicktime or rather "Adobe QT32 Server.exe" will crash when trying to export H.264 .mov files. Personally, I would just choose a different codec but I work at an ...
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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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MP4Box h264 merge video files

I combine video with mp4box. Merge video corrupted.The first video correctly but others are corrupt. Sound properly, the video is corrupted. I know very little english :) Sorry... MP4Box merge code: ...
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How to encode a fully working h264 video for flash player?

How to encode a fully working h264 video for flash player? I did some homework: It seems that I should use command like "ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -g 1 -r 25 output.mp4" but no luck: the ...
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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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Convert AVI to MP4 keeping the same quality

I want to compress an AVI file to MP4 using an h.264 codec. I could not get the same quality. How can I compress it? Original Video: Original Video Screen: FFmpeg console output (ffmpeg -i ...
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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 stops streaming after 900 seconds from Axis Camera to FLV RTMP

Audio and video works for 900 seconds and then, ffmpeg stops with: video:1889kB audio:1825kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead 2.162866% I stream from an AXIS IP camera through ffmpeg over nginx. ...
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video encoder with GPU acc on OS X [closed]

I googled, it seems opencl/cuda is not available in ffmpeg and handbrake. So, is there one tool can convert a video to h.264 or vp8 by GPU acc on OS X(linux can be accepted also)? Thanks.
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Cut an H264 video on non-key frames

I would like to extract a scene of a video (audio codec: AAC, video codec: H264). The problem is that the scene doesn't begin on a I key-frame. The software, I have tried (Avidemux, Handbrake or VLC) ...
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mix audio with h264 mp4 video with ffmpeg

I have 2 files : Input #0, wav, from '105426_1.wav': Duration: 00:00:09.98, bitrate: 1312 kb/s Stream #0:0: Audio: pcm_s16le ([1][0][0][0] / 0x0001), 41000 Hz, stereo, s16, 1312 kb/s and: ...
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Google Chrome browser. mp4 h264 goes black sporadically when move on timeline (jump to different frame)

Specs: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Xeon E31270 3.40 GHz CPU 16 GB of RAM Chrome Version 27.0.1453.116 m NVIDIA Quadro 2000 1GB Total available graphics memory 8938 MB Dedicated graphics memory 1024 ...