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

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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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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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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 input....
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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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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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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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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 cases:...
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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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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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In which format to store home made videos

TL;DR: my home videos are taking up too much space and are impractical to backup on Dropbox. Which format do you advice to convert them to? Long version: One year ago I bought a new compact camera (...
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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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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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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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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 file....
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How can I convert and repair MPEG-TS (DVB-S captures) for better playback?

I have a lot of MPEG-TS video files (H.264 video with AC3 or MP3 in a .TS container) captured from a DVB-S capture card. When I play these videos it's much slower to seek in the video (ie. skip 30 ...
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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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Editing metadata of H.264 MP4 videos

Windows lets me edit some metadata fields of H.264 encoded videos, such as “Title” and “Comments.” Such data seem to be preserved inside the file itself, which is what I want. Some applications make ...