below command converts well the a.gif into a.mp4.

ffmpeg -i a.gif -y -movflags faststart -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2" a.mp4

but during the process it writes a lot of information on the terminal. I want only a.mp4 file without any metadata information. How should I avoid printing those?enter image description here


-v sets the loglevel. Set it to 8 i.e. -v 8, to suppress all logs except fatal errors. But I recommend 24 to include warnings as well.

Alternatively, add -report and redirect stderr logging to /dev/null.

ffmpeg -i a.gif -y -movflags faststart -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2" a.mp4 -report 2> /dev/null

If the conversion went fine, delete the report file created in the PWD. If not, you can examine it for details.

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  • I added this <find -type f -name 'ffmpeg-2*.log' -delete> along with the above lines which further deletes the file created. thanks. – user24234 Mar 30 '19 at 6:51

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