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

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Skipping a frame without re-encoding H.264 video

I have an mp4/h.264 video which only contains I-Frames. I want to skip one of those I-frame without re-encoding the entire video. I tried this: ffmpeg -i "file.mp4" -vf select='not(eq(n\,10))' ...
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How to batch convert video files on OSX for AppleTV2 / iPhone4?

I'd like to have a solution to batch convert video files to a format suitable for the AppleTV2, iPad2, iPhone4, while at the same time preserving as much quality as possible; I want a single output ...
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MPEG DASH with H264 + H265

I've tried to build an MPEG-DASH stream coding some bitrates in H264 and some others in H265. In a nutshell I'm trying to code the same video with ffmpeg for the lower bitrates in H264 and the highest ...
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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 ...
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What H.264/H.265 video compression parameters provide DVD-equivalent quality with better compression?

I have got a box of DVD video disks that I seek to get rid of while I'd like to keep the videos by converting them into MP4 files to store them on a hard drive. Considering superiority of the modern ...
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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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Using H.264 pixel format on Logitech C920 on Linux

This article states that it is possible to stream H.264 directly from webcams after kernel 3.2. I have the same camera (Logitech C920) and kernel 3.16 (of Debian testing), but the pixel format does ...
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ffmpeg synchonization of libfdk_aac (or libfacc) and libx264

How to synchronize libfdk_aac and libx264 streams? ffmpeg -i pipe_libfdk_aac.fifo -i pipe_libx264.fifo -c copy -f flv flv_stream_pipe_or_rtmp.output I'm always receiving the same asych in all ...
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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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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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Using hardware encoders with third party apps?

I have the Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) PCIe Hardware Encoder that I used for video gameplay stream. If I used the new XSplit 1.1, in CODEC settings, I can choose Avermedia Encoder. If I use the ...
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OpenH264 won't work properly on Waterfox, what am I missing?

All the boxes on https://www.youtube.com/html5 appear to be ticked and yet mp4 youtube videos fail to load. The changes I have made so far to about:config I shall list here: ...
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Firefox: H.264 Video Support

I have Firefox 34 and OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems v1.1 addon installed and enabled. The problem is that Firefox can not play H.264 video. I used this page for testing and here is ...
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ffmpeg error when encoding h264 mp4 video

I'm trying to do a simple encoding of an mp4 in h264 to mp4 but I keep getting the error: Error while opening encoder for output stream #0:0 - maybe incorrect parameters such as bit_rate, rate, width ...
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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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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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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 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 multicast live H264 without transcoding?

I have a live H264 stream (hardware encoded from the webcam) and I'd like to stream it over the network using multicast on a Linux platform. Because the platform has limited CPU power, and the data ...
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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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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-transcoded H.264 video does not play in Chrome

I am trying to transcode videos using ffmpeg. Following is the sample command. ffmpeg.exe -i 534.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -level 3.1 -b:v 396k -ar 48000 -ab 32k -s 100x100 -force_key_frames ...
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XP Can't display H.264 video

A friend's win2000 box died so I gave him an old XP box of mine. I updated XP and installed the final rollup. All good. I installed the software he owned and all works well. Finally ran IE-6 (I ...
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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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H264 in Firefox on Windows 7 N without Media Feature Pack?

How can I play H264 videos and MP3 audio in Firefox on Windows 7 N Professional without installing Windows Media Feature Pack? I know you can use GStreamer on Linux, but it doesn't work on Windows. ...
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Video Converter to H.264 with Nvidia Card using GPU acceleration (WMV to MP4)

I'm currently using an Nvidia 660 GTX trying to convert WMV files to .MP4 (h.264) using 2 pieces of software Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate (latest version) Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate ...
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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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Shadowplay vs. NVenc?

I would like to understand the difference bitween NVidia Shadowplay and NVenc. Both allow you to encode videos in h.264 on the fly, but I understood that the first one use a h.264 dedicated chip ...
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FFmpeg/avidemux: fix packed B-frames

I'm transcoding some of my old mpeg4 videos (in avi containers) to h.264 with FFmpeg. Basically ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v libx264 [x264 settings] -c:a libfdk_aac [aac settings] output.mp4 When doing ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...