I have following command which creates me a .mp4 file from an .mpg file.

> ffmpeg -i video.mpg -minrate 1400k -maxrate 1400k -bufsize 1400k
> -deinterlace -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libx264 -preset slow -vprofile high -trellis 2 -crf 20 -acodec mp3 -ab 1400k -r 25 -s 1024x576
> video.mp4;

I need to have a bitrate of

1400 kbps

for the video part and a bitrate of

192 kps

for the audio part.

Currently the windows "detail-explorer-window" gives me following information of that .mp4 I created:


Datarate      : 1338kBit/s
Totalbitrate  : 1660kBits/s


Bitrate : 322 kBits/s

1 Answer 1


Go with

ffmpeg -i video.mpg -deinterlace -r 25 -s 1024x576 -pix_fmt yuv420p
       -vcodec libx264 -preset slow -vprofile high
       -b:v 1350k -maxrate 1400k -bufsize 1400k -trellis 2 -x264opts nal-hrd=cbr
       -acodec mp3 -ab 192k video.mp4

Added a nominal video bitrate, which is a touch lower, to reduce possible bitrate overshoot.

  • Hi thanks so I can't precisly get the bitrates I need?
    – utdev
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 9:14
  • With the above command, you should.
    – Gyan
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 9:23
  • The windows explorer details show something different: Video Data Rate: 1265 and Audio Bitrate 193 is there any other good way to check this specs I somehow do not trust the window details explorer page
    – utdev
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 9:27
  • The program Power-Dvd tells me that the Audio Bitrate is correct but the video bitrate has 1.37Mbits, the VLC player tells me that the Audio bitrate is correct but it does not show the video bitrate
    – utdev
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 9:31
  • 1400k bits = 1400 * 1000 bits = 1.367 * 1024 ~= 1.37 mbits
    – Gyan
    Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 9:57

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