MP4 specifically refers to the MPEG-4 part 14. A standard audio and video container that is part of the MPEG-4 specification developed by ISO / IEC.

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“windows media player cannot play the file” mp4

We have an .mp4 video hosted on a web site. I can play back the video from the production version of the web site, but not the test version of the site. The production web site has the .mp4 MIME ...
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ffmpeg conversion commandline needed

I want to ask for help on converting a mpg videofile recorded from TV to a mp4 format my SAT Receiver can play, (mp4). Below are the format infos of source and target output by ffmpeg -i: All done on ...
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How to determine 'Output bit depth' of the libx264 library in ffmpeg?

According to the x264 Encoding Guide, the crf scale depends on whether x264 is 8-bit or 10-bit. Supposedly x264 --help shows the Output bit depth. But on Windows ffmpeg -h full doesn't say anything ...
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Cutting multi-bitrate MP4 files for Helix Server with FFmpeg

We are using Helix Server in order to distribute Video On Demand (with multi-bitrate) Content among our audience. This means that there is one MP4 file that contains multiple video streams and one ...
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Put bitrate atom into MP4 container

When iTunes encodes audio with the iTunes Plus setting, it shows 256 kbps as the bitrate, but actually these are VBR files. For files that were not encoded with iTunes, what tool can modify the tags ...
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Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture in Visual Basic

How can I get Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 in Visual Basic to record the screen in wmv or mp4 video?. I've tried with Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.ScreenCapture.ScreenCaptureJob, but the record in ...
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Combine/concatenate multiple MP4 files, making each file into a chapter

I am looking to use handbrake to combine 43 short mp4 files into one larger file. However, I want to ensure that the start of each file is recognized as a chapter. I'd be using vlc to play the file.
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Is there a way to soft embed subtitles into an mp4 file without re-encoding?

I am trying to add an srt file(s) to mp4 files. Is there a way to do it without re-encoding the file. What I have tried: Added subtitles with the handbrake-cli. While this technically worked, it ...
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ffmpeg: Could not find codec parameters for stream 0 (Video: h264) unspecified size

I try to convert a video from .raw to .mp4. For this reason I did download, build and install both x264 and ffmpeg. However, command: ffmpeg -f h264 -i output.raw -vcodec copy output.mp4 fails with ...
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Achieve mp4(x264) compression of Debut Video Capture in Sony Vegas

I am using Debut Video Capture software to record my screen (948x534px in mp4 h264 encoder with Ratefactor of 28) and afterwards I edit those clips and render then in Sony Vegas. My problem is that ...
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Seekbar not working in Chrome

I have uploaded a video to my Windows Storage and noticed, that the seekbar (of the default Chrome's html5 player) is not working. Url of that video is: ...
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Shouldn't we always use Web Optimized for Handbrake?

I use Handbrake sometimes to compress video files, and notice that the "Web Optimized" option is not chosen by default, and cannot be set to the default in Options either. But I tried both Web ...
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Use ffmpeg copy codec to combine *.ts files into a single mp4

I've got a bunch of ts segments described by a single index.m3u8 file: index.m3u8 segment1_0_av.ts segment2_0_av.ts segment3_0_av.ts segment4_0_av.ts segment5_0_av.ts I know they ...
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DVD Rips not plying AC3 5.1 Audio in iTunes

So I have been trying for months now to get iTunes to play my dvd rips with the AC3 track. I have 2 audio tracks on all my files, just like how you would download a movie from the iTunes store. One ...
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Convert Blu-ray movie to DVD quality [closed]

I have a 30GB .mp4 file (personal full HD movie) which I want to convert to a DVD quality (4.7GB) movie. What is the best way/tool to do that?
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how to save m3u8 stream

I want to save a m3u-stream. The content of the m3u8 files looks like this: #EXTM3U #EXT-X-ALLOW-CACHE:NO #EXT-X-VERSION:3 #EXT-X-STREAM-INF:PROGRAM-ID=1,BANDWIDTH=756617,CODECS="avc1.77.31, ...
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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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How can I remove multiple segments from a video using FFmpeg?

I am trying to delete a few sections of a video using FFmpeg. For example, imagine if you recorded a show on television and wanted to cut out the commercials. This is simple with a GUI video-editor; ...
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Remove beginning and end from multiple MP4 files in bulk

I have several 100 videos that I need to remove the first 20 seconds and the last 30 seconds of. Obviously not practical to do this one at a time. Can I automate this somehow, maybe in an OS X ...
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How can I seek when watching an RTMP stream in VLC?

I'm using VLC on Windows to watch an MP4 RTMP stream (Twitch) however the seeking bar is disabled, so it's not possible to fast-forward/rewind. Is there an option/plugin to enable seeking or is it ...
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FFMPEG converted file for jwplayer shows black

im new to ffmpeg, and I'm trying to convert it to mp4 to play on jwplayer, the video converts, the sound is good, but all i can see is black color, maybie anyone knows the answer to this problem? ...
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partially downloaded a torrent file and renamed it

I have partially downloaded a torrent file in ubuntu and unfortunately i renamed it. and after some time i resumed the remaining torrent file.but the torrent then got downloaded with its default name ...
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any way to recover corrupted mp4?

I have an mp4 file that seems to have gotten corrupted somehow: $ file HDV_1042.MP4 HDV_1042.MP4: data $ mediainfo HDV_1042.MP4 General Complete name : HDV_1042.MP4 File ...
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Read/Write albumart cover type in mp4/m4a with AtomicParsley or any other CLI tool?

Is it possible (and how) to read and/or write the cover type of the artwork embedded in mp4/m4a audio with AP? MP4 audio supports 'Front Cover' and 'Back Cover' types, and I can read/set those values ...
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How do I add MP3, MP4 and H.264 support to Chromium on Windows?

Google Chrome on Windows comes with support for the above media formats, however, Chromium does not. I want to add support for my own personal use, how can I do this? I know that on Ubuntu this is ...
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How to merge 2 mp4 files with 1 atom?

I'm merging two mp4 files for video streaming. the problem is, the merged file contains two atoms, 1 atom from each file and that is a problem when it comes to streaming. the client needs to wait ...
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What is the fastest and best way to convert an rmvb video to mp4/mkv without losing any quality?

The file will be played in a Popbox3D. My old method was to convert the video using vidcoder (an offshoot of handbrake) using normal settings, but I've recently confirmed that this significantly ...
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MP4 takes too long to start

I'm converting my video to H.264 / MP4 with ffmpeg. I then move the moov atom to the start of the file with qt-faststart, so I can stream the video. Everything works fine with small videos of 5–10 ...
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Converted MP4 not playing in Chrome

I recently converted a file from .avi to .mp4 using the Free MP4 Video Converter (v. 5.0.28 build 827) from DVDVideoSoft. I tried opening the new MP4 file in Chrome. I can hear the audio from the file ...
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Invalid sample format error while converting a DVD iso file to Mp4

I get the following error when I convert a ISO file to MP4. The ISO file contains a VIDEO_TS directory with the video files: ffmpeg -i DieRelativeringVanMenswees.iso DieRelativeringVanMenswees.mp4 ...
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How to extract an audio track from an MP4 video file on Windows?

Having an MP4 video file I'd like to get just the audio track of it. What makes my question different from the others is that I don't want to convert it (like to MP3 or anything) - I'd prefer to keep ...
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Adding audio to MP4 in Premier Pro and then exporting the new MP4 file

How do I add an audio clip to an MP4 file in Premier Pro and then export the new MP4 file?
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FFmpeg fails to stream to FMS 4.5

I'm attempting to use ffmpeg to transcode an input video from whatever format it's in to an mp4 with h.264 video and MP3 audio and have the output go directly to FMS 4.5 using rtmp so the video will ...
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Appending MP4s loses sound from second file

When I try to join two MP4s together using ffmpeg, the first file plays fine and has sound, but the second one loses all sound and becomes a lot choppier. I encoded both the files from MKVs using ...
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How to cleanly edit individual frames of a VFR MP4 file (similar to Photoshop and single frames of animated GIFs)?

I've recorded a screenshot video on my computer with oCam. I've chosen 'ISO MPEG-4 Standard (.MP4) as the output format, and when I inspect my resulting file in MPC-HC, I see that it's VFR (with max ...
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MP4Box and concatenating files with different aspect ratio

I have a large directory of small video clips taken with a cell phone. I've been able to use mp4box to concatenate them into a single file nicely EXCEPT if they are different aspect ratio. In this ...
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I've tried mencoder and MP4Box but can't properly concatenate my mp4 videos

I've tried MP4Box -add part1.mp4 -cat part2.mp4 concat.mp4 and get: [iso file] Incomplete box ...| Unknown input file type Error importing part1.mp4: Corrupted Data in file/stream mencoder -oac ...
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Why is the resulting file unplayable when I use FFMPEG to convert a MP4 video to ASF?

I want to convert an .mp4 file to an .asf file, but I need to keep the size of the file below 150 mb (the server I need to upload the file to can only take files under 150 mb). Basically I want to ...
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Concatinating mp4 files to a single mp4 file

I have some mp4 video files with me and i need to concatenate them one by one and make a single MP4 video file. I came to know about FFMPEG through which we can concat files. I tried doing ffmpeg ...
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Compiling x264 with mp4 support

I need x264 for my project. I have one at /opt/local/bin/x264, but when I execute the following command: x264 --qpfile cuepoints.qp --output output.mp4 input.mp4 it says: x264 [error]: not ...
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FFMPEG - Non-monotonous DTS

When I use FFMPEG to convert a video from MP4 to M3U8, using the following command, ffmpeg -i op.mp4 -b:v 128k -flags -global_header -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -f segment -segment_time 4 -segment_list_size 0 ...
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When extracting a youtube video, is there a way to know what format was the original file uploaded by the user?

Since the matter of ownership or copyrights of a video is irrelevant to what is a technical question, I am assuming this is a constructive question unlike this similar one which was closed a while ...
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How do I replace the audio in an MP4 file without re-encoding?

I've got a video in an MP4 container that I would like to replace the audio track in (not add another audio stream to, nor convert the audio format of). Someone elsewhere online suggested to use ...
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Problems with frame rate on video conversion using ffmpeg with libx264

I have problems with transcoding some videos. I ran the most simple ffmpeg command and it takes very long time and the output file is about 10 times bigger. If I provide the frame rate parameter -r it ...
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Can't get instances of a video (mp4) to play in multiple tabs in Chrome

I have a mp4 that I would like to play in Chrome. The mp4 is stored on s3 and has a url like http://bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/vid.mp4 Now when I put that url into Chrome 27.0.1453.94 the video plays. ...
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How do I create a streamable and seekable MP4?

I want to create an MP4 that supports seeking and streaming. DASH appears to be what I want except that the segment seek points are stored in an external file (the MPD) which doesn't work for my ...
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Save “fingerprint” info inside MP4 videos

I have a Debian server serving MP4 videos (for download, as files) and I was wondering if there is a way to save some unique "exif" information for each user that downloads a file. I would like to do ...
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VLC on CentOS 6 always shows black screen

I downloaded VLC on my CentOS 6. When I play a video by double clickig on finder, or using the vlc command in terminal, it shows a black screen. Sound works fine though. Do you have any idea what ...
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Is it possible to deploy H.264 decoding capabilities to XP SP3 machines?

The vast majority of workstations here are Windows 7+, which means WMP will play h.264-encoded videos OOTB. Unfortunately, though, there are still some XP machines kicking around. (I believe they're ...
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Rotate MP4, and change dimensions

I have an MP4 video that was filmed on my Android phone, but the guy filmed it holding my phone some weird way. When viewing it in QuickTime I have to rotate my laptop 90 degrees and then I will see ...