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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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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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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How to open and repair an m4v or mp4 video file?

Yesterday I was filming a scene with my phone but suddenly the application crashed and when I try to open the m4v generated it says that is corrupted. I have downloaded the video files (around 36MB) ...
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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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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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Converting FLV to MP4 Using FFMPEG and Preserving the Quality

Im trying to use ffmpeg to convert my flv files to mp4 to play them on iOS devices but the converted video has a much worse quality than the original one. Here is the command i use: ffmpeg -i input....
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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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Convert mp4 to mp3

I would like to convert mp4 (video included) to mp3 (without video). what is the best way of doing this apart from using audacity (or similar software) and performing manual conversion (recording as ...
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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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How can I convert MP4 video files to DVD? [closed]

I've got some MP4 video files that I'd like to put onto DVD. What is the best software (preferably free) for accomplishing such a task?
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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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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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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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What's the easiest way to save a GIFV as a simple GIF?

Usually I open the context menu right clicking on the image. Now theres no option for "save image as", just options for the WEBM/MP4 format.
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Convert MP4 to OGG (Video)

Does anyone know a way to convert .mp4 video to .ogg video (in Windows)? None of the converters I've seen online seem to do the job.
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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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FFMPEG Splitting MP4 with Same Quality

I have one large MP4 file. I am attempting to split it into smaller files. ffmpeg -i largefile.mp4 -sameq -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:50:00 smallfile.mp4 I thought using -sameq would keep the same quality ...
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Batch Convert .mkv to .mp4

I want to batch convert all .mkv files in a folder into .mp4 with VLC. It should use the original video-/audio stream and if possible the .ass subtitle of the .mkv. It's not really a conversion, it's ...
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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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FFMPEG convert flv to mp4 without losing quality [duplicate]

Currently I'm converting .flv flash files to .webm and .mp4 files to be used with an HTML5 video player. _ I use this ffmpeg command for WEBM: ffmpeg -i filename.flv -vcodec libvpx -acodec libvorbis ...
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Accurately cut video files from command line

I'm having trouble finding a cli application that can take a video file (avi, mkv, and mp4 preferably) and cut out very short clips (2-6 seconds) with precision time accuracy. I've tried ffmpeg, ...
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How can I convert .mov to mp4?

I have a .mov file I've just recorded that's 600MB, I want to convert it to a smaller .mp4 file. How can I do this?
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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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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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What is the best way to downscale mp4 video while keeping it as sharp as possible?

I've got an .mp4 file that's currently 830x1100 (it's a screencast) that I need to resize down to 114x150. I've been experimenting for hours with ffmpeg settings and nothing comes out looking nice and ...
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Conversion from WebM to MP4 in Ubuntu is slow and bad quality

I have used the command ffmpeg -i input.webm -q:v 10 -c:a copy out.mp4 I also tried using avconv instead of ffmpeg. The conversion is successful but the quality is bad. Also it takes a lot of time....
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How do I create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker?

I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way ...
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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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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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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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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: Pipe input error

I'm facing an issue while working with ffmpeg when input and output are pipes. Though Output pipe is working fine, piping the input is causing some error. I tried to convert mp4 video to flv using ...
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embed srt into mp4/m4v

i have an converted .mp4 video file (or .m4v) + an .srt file. Is there a way for me to embed this .srt file into that mp4 file without running a complete convertion?
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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 ...
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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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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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Google Chrome not playing mp4 files

Videos stopped after 1 frame, I have tried local mp4 files, vimeo html5 videos and coursera videos and they all stopped after one frame and stopped loading. My system is 64-bit Windows 8, anyone have ...
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Since you can't write FFMpeg to stdout with flv to mp4 is there a workaround?

I've been trying for a while to figure out a way in which I can have FFMpeg input a flv url and output to stdout mp4. Apparently mp4 requires to read the size of the file to fully work. Is there a ...
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.MKV to .MP4 with 2 soundtrack (audio)

I found this thread: Handbrake settings to convert MKV to MP4 while retaining the original quality And I can "convert" .MKV to .MP4 with the following code: for %%a in ("*.mkv") do D:\Programme\...
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Best utility for converting Flip Mino HD videos to Windows Movie Maker compatible format?

I've got a Flip Mino HD and am looking for a free utility that will convert the default mp4 video format into something that is Windows Movie Maker (Live or Standard) friendly. What do you guys ...
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FFMPEG: convert MP4 to same MP4 (in a different container) and add Subtitles

The main reason for this post is that I have movie.mp4 that I have downloaded an SRT for. When I manually add the SRT VLC uses its settings to change the font/size etc of the SRT. But if I Embed the ...