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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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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Removing DRM from Google Play movies [on hold]

I purchased a movie from Google Play, then used Ant Video Player to download it. It's in MP4 format (or, at least, has an MP4 extension). When I try to open it in Windows Media Player, I get the error ...
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TS to mp4 artifacts when fast forwarding [on hold]

I had an m3u8 file with links to TS files. I created an mpeg with FFmpeg without re-encoding. When I play it and go to another time, It doesnt play smoothly, it is showing much grey areas. Can i get ...
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How can I convert M4V video to MP4 format under my Windows 7?

I want to convert M4V videos to MP4 format format to play on my Android Tablet. Is there any recommended app for Windows computer?
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How to recover at least audio from broken recorded skype stream file?

I used "Free Video Call Recorder for Skype - DVDVideoSoft" to record an audio-video stream at skype conversation, but mp4 file got broken somehow, because I can not open it with any media player. I ...
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How to convert WMV to MP4?

How can a set of WMV files be converted to MP4 so I can import them to my Apple TV?
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Streaming mp4 with ffmpeg

I need to create a feed that has two streams - webm and mp4 - so that it can be compatible on all HTML5 video players. The webm stream works perfectly. However, when trying to access the mp4 stream, ...
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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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Swapping index of an MP4 file with FFMpeg

I run a web application which provides a few videos on it. Those videos are being displayed with a flash-video-player. Unfortunately, the index of those container-files is at the end of the file, so ...
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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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Why is converting WMV to MP4 so slow?

I am trying to convert a video from WMV to MP4 with FFmpeg but it takes couple of hours. If I try to convert it to AVI it only takes about 10-15 minutes. ffmpeg version ffmpeg version ...
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Sound out of sync after merging multiple mp4 files with Avidemux

I am trying to join (merge) two or more .mp4 files together, without re-encoding. Here is what I did: Started Avidemux 2.5.5. With File->Open, selected Input1.mp4. I received this message - "H.264 ...
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Which FFmpeg command do I use to passthrough FLV to MP4?

I've a number of downloaded FLV files which I would like to convert to MP4. They are already in the correct format so I am told all I need to do is to remux the video and audio streams into an MP4 ...
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ffmpeg trying to hardcode subs using -c:s mov_text but fails

Please bear with me; I'm still learning the intricacies of ffmpeg and have hit a problem with subtitles. So, I am trying to change the container of a video from mkv to mp4, and simultaneously ...
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convert avi file to mp4 in linux

I have a bunch of avi files. I would like to convert them to mp4 format while retaining their small file size. I am using linux. Can someone please show step by step how to make the conversion, ...
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How do I merge a folder of PNG images to a mp4 movie using avconv?

I have a folder containing many time stamped PNG images which I'd like to merge to a short movie. The contents of that directory looks like this: └── images ├── img_20130421_115547.png ├── ...
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How can I rotate MOV and mp4 files in Windows Live Photo Gallery?

I am using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 to manage my photos and video clips from camera/phone. If I import photos/videos from camera, it is smart enough to rotate as necessary, but I have ...
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Does anyone know of a good app/tool that allows you to edit MP4 files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality? Which free video editing tool can I use in windows to slice an mp4 file? I need to be able to increase the ...
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Media file repair tool

I have an incomplete MP4 file. It contains audio only, in AAC. Is there any tool that would fix the file so I can play the partial file?
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Handbrake settings to convert MKV to MP4 while retaining the original quality

I have a ton of MKV files I need to convert to MP4 and my chosen software is Handbrake. I'm stuck on which settings would be best for the conversion. I want to retain full quality. Do I just convert ...
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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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Looking for Video Player to Cycle Through Files Easily [closed]

I'd like a Video Player for MAC that know how to play most video formats (wmv, flv, mp4, avi, etc) but would let me cycle through the video files (in current folder) on a keypress (for example, right ...
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Improve ffmpeg command for MKV to MP4 for iPad?

I have many MKVs made from DVDs and BRs by MakeMKV that I converting to MP4 so I can play/stream on my iPad Air. I now use this command for converting my MKVs to MP4: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -strict ...
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Remove .mp4 video top and bottom black bars using ffmpeg

I'm new to ffmpeg and I have heard that it has a filter for black. I want to remove black bars on top and bottom of the video so the video will be cropped to the remaining video without black bars. ...
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Extracting A Clip From An MP4 File In Linux on Kubuntu 11.10

I'm running KUbuntu 11.10 Linux. I would like to extract a clip from an MP4 file. I tried this command: myCLIPrompt:~/Downloads/temp/clips$ mencoder -ss 00:43:13 -endpos 00:02:12 -oac copy -ovc ...
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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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Is it possible to encode subtitles into a MP4 file for use on a PS3?

What's the correct or most up-to-date way of doing this? What program do I use? I want to watch a MP4 on my PS3 with subtitles 'hardcoded', because the PS3 doesn't recognize srt files.
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Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3

I downloaded a few MP4-encoded videos from which I'd like to extract the audio stream into MP3 files for easy listening on my digital player. Most likely, VLC can do this, but the instructions ...
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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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How can I merge or concatenate two or more MP4 files creating another MP4 file? [duplicate]

How can I concatenate or merge 2 or more MP4 files, in a final output MP4 file also? I have tried in the DOS window to use the COPY command (I have read it somewhere) but it doesn't function well.
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How to split a mp4 video into jpg pictures? [duplicate]

I have a video(with 4 min) in mp4 format(probably MPEG-4) that I need to convert into a lot of pictures(jpg's). I would need to take a lot of Print Screen and paste on MS Paint to manually do that, ...
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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 ...
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How can I repair a broken 3GP/MP4 file without a moov header?

I was recording audio two days ago and my phone suddenly died while doing so. I used MP4repair and a short clip of sound could be heard and they would be charging $80 to recover it. I thought it was ...
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How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality?

I have two high-quality mp4 files, which are of two parts of the same show. I want to merge them together into 1 file, and I usually use VirtualDub to merge my files... But it doesn't seem to support ...
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Which free video editing tool can I use in windows to slice an mp4 file? [closed]

I would like to cut a portion of a podcast which is a mp4 file and upload to youtube. Which is the easiest way to do it?
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FFmpeg AVI to MP4 preserves sound, but not images

Working with FFmpeg at a conversion (any file to MP4 (H.264/AAC)): ffmpeg -y -i testdatei.avi -i logo.jpg -filter_complex overlay=15:15,scale=-1:720 -c:v libx264 -profile:v baseline -preset medium ...
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Reduce size of MP4

I have a MP4 file with a lengh of 22:44. Here are the details: Video: width: 720 px height: 404 px data bitrate: 1022 kBit/s overall bitrate: 1182 kBit/s fps: 24 codec: H264 - MPEG4 AVC ...
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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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What is a good way to make small audio edits to a very large mp4 file?

I have a video that I'd like to remove a few small things from its audio (coughs, phone vibrations, etc.). It's an mp4 and it's rather huge (over 4GB), and I'm not finding an editor that can manage to ...
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How to merge MP4 files with different frame rates and different audio sample rates

I have four MP4 files called "file_1", "file_2", "file_3" and "file_4" and I wish to merge them into one file in the following order: file_1, file_2, file_3 and file_4. file_1 has the following ...
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MP4 and FLV formats, which one is smaller for the same video? [closed]

Is an MP4 file for a video smaller or larger than that of a FLV format?
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How to convert .avi video that has 1 static image in the video (with sound) to mp4 video with ffmpeg to least possible size?

I've an .avi video (divx) that's at 25fps and it has mp3 audio at 64kbit/s. This video has just one image throughout the entire video. I'm trying to convert this video to mp4 but to make it as small ...
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Why does VLC cut off the end of my video when transcoding?

I am trying to "bake in" a custom made subtitle file (Advanced SubStation Alpha) for a short (3:46) video. However, despite trying an assortment of commandline options, VLC seems to always cut off the ...
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Join mp4 files in linux

I want to join two mp4 files to create a single one. The video streams are encoded in h264 and the audio in aac. I can not re-encode the videos to another format due to computational reasons. Also, I ...
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How do you split a large MPEG-4 video file into smaller files?

I have an hour of raw footage from a users group meeting that I want to split in to 10-minute chunks so I can upload them to YouTube. I did some searching and couldn't really find a good way to ...
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Which is better between a .flv and a .mp4 video files with same encoding?

There is a server from which I can download videos, and I can choose if I want .flv or .mp4. The encoding is the same: -> FLV Flash Video 1 video stream: 640*360 (16:9), at 25,000 fps, AVC ...
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ffmpeg: Adding Drawtext timecode & Watermark with -filter_complex, Stream Matching

I am trying to add the timecode with drawtext and put a logo with ffmpeg. The command line looks like this: ffmpeg -i INPUT.MP4 -i logo.png / -filter_complex ...
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How can I convert videos for Sony Xperia U on my Linux box?

I would like to send a few videos for my girlfriend, but I would ensure they are playable on her mobile phone. I want to carry out the encoding tasks on my Arch Linux box, because my PC is a low end. ...
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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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Edit “Media Duration” metadata on MP4 file

I have some video files which were converted to MP4, but not quite correctly. When I examine one with exiftool, I see these metadata values: Duration : 0:11:23 Track Duration ...