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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: Why MKV video converted to MP4 only plays on VLC Media Player?

I have a video in MKV format that I wanted to convert to MP4, so I used ffmpeg to convert it. The command I used was pretty simple: ffmpeg -i <path_and_name_of_file>.mkv <...
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FFmpeg batch compressing mp4s and changing them to gifs

I want to take a folder of mp4s and with ffmpeg compress them and turn them into gifs. I do this for each file using this code: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libx264 -tune zerolatency -preset ultrafast -...
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How to post-process these Blu-Ray files?

I have downloaded some video files (MP4) from the web and want to create a BD from them. I've used ConvertXtoHD3 for that, and it does basically a nice job, with menus and all that. Unfortunately the ...
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HDR Metadata Tag for MacOS TV App / Apple TV

When importing Media in the MacOS TV App there have to be certain Tags in the Metadata of the Mp4/M4v file so that TV registers it as 4K. I want to have imported Movies with HDR10, HDR10+ or Dolby ...
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Disable subtitles by default in a MP4 file using FFmpeg

Is there a way to disable (not to remove) subtitles by default using FFmpeg, I tried: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -c:v copy -c:a copy -c:s mov_text -disposition:s:s:0 0 output.mp4 ...
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I cannot seem to add subtitles to MP4 using FFmpeg

I have a video called test_video.mp4 downloaded from YouTube This is the information of the video obtained by running ffmpeg -i test_video.mp4: Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'test_video.mp4'...
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Unexpected output when using FFMPEG to add multiple English Subtitles to MP4 file

I am trying to soft-encode 3 subtitle files into my film. I extracted the subtitles from the DVD using ByteCopy I am using this command to add the files: ffmpeg -i BloodDiamond.mp4 -i ...
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no access to m3u8 when using ffmpeg

I have a code that allows me to download videos from .m3u8, but for some reason it hasn't worked since yesterday ffmpeg -user_agent "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (...
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Converting ALAC inside .mp4 file to FLAC without quality loss with FFmpeg

So, I have a .mp4 video file recorded with OBS, and I realised that Sony Vegas does not accept the audio format because it is from Apple (it basically imports the video just fine, but the audio is 6 ...
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How to fix broken mp4 and retain all streams including gyrodata?

I think I have tried just about all open source projects on github but I can not get anyone to do exactly what I want. I have a SMO 4k which is based on Insta360 R camera that suffered batteryloss, ...
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How is it possible to edit video duration on an mp4?

I recently came across a few videos that have their duration length edited. Some increase as the video is playing; for example when you start the video the duration reads 0:01/0:02, and as the video ...
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Set the default Audio track and Subtitle Track with MP4Box

I was recently remuxing some multilingual MP4s and I noticed that in the original audio track, most media players will recognize an audio stream as having some kind of "default" flag, they ...
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Fuji .mov file converted to .mp4 using ffmpeg -pix_fmt yuv420p "overexposed" in MP and Movies&TV

I hope this is the right forum for this question; StackOverflow directed me here. My Fuji X-T3 generates an FHD movie as a .mov with HEVC video and PPM audio (plus a QuickTime TC stream). The new ...
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Trying to Batch Merge MP3 Audio and MP4 Video files

This is what I got so far... for %%a in ("*.mp4") do _ffmpeg -i ("*.mp3") -c copy "__newfiles\%%~na.mp4" But doesnt quite work... ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.wav -c ...
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Video MP4 missing metadata

I can play the video just I don't have the metadata like video thumbnail or frame width length etc can't be seen win windows explorer and properties detail Is there anyway to recover such MP4 to have ...
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Audio not playing in VLC for one specific video only

Playing a specific .mp4 file in VLC plays the video fine, but not the audio. According to VLC's codec information the audio codec is mp4a. But the statistics say decoded 0 blocks and played 0 buffers. ...
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Command to get only one audio track in output specified by language code with ffmpeg

Ffmpeg Command to get video with only English audio or only one language audio I tried running ffmpeg -i input_video.ext -map 0:v -map 0:a:language=eng -c:v copy -c:a copy -map_metadata -1 -sn output....
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Using ffmpeg to download m3u8 video in two ways resulting in two vastly different sizes; Why?

I'm trying to download a m3u8 playlist (which contains 1.ts, 2.ts,..., xxx.ts) via ffmpeg. I'm doing it in two different ways: Directly download: ffmpeg -i "https://filelocation/chunked/myfile....
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view/export/modify a mp4 edit list

The .mp4 container format supports a feature called "edit lists" (aka "edit atom" or edts) that can change playback behavior without modifying the bitstream. Is there a way to view,...
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Wrong video file header causes video players to fail. Any suggestions for recovering?

I have this video: Google Drive link, and it fails to be played by any video player. I tried fixing it with various tools like VLC, ffmpeg and gpac's mp4box, but none of them worked. More specifically,...
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How do I accurately cut video and audio with ffmpeg

So when I try to cut out a portion of a video I do this ffmpeg -i originalClip.mp4 -ss 00:00:14 -t 00:00:21 -codec copy outputClip.mp4 And the video comes out with amazing quality and the sound is on ...
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How to "unconcatenate" MP4 file?

I used Losseless Cut (which uses ffmpeg) to concatenate a bunch of MP4 files using ffmpeg concat demuxer. Unfortunately I didn't check the result before deleting the source clips. The first clip had ...
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convert all ts files in a folder to mp4 with same name

I have a folder with several video files, some .mkv some .ts some .mp4, all different names. I want to convert all ts files into mp4 files with the same name. what do I type in the command line to use ...
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How to copy a data stream (non-A/V) from input MP4 file from a DJI drone with FFmpeg?

I've got an MP4 video file captured by DJI drone. The file contains the video stream (H.264) and also two data streams of unknown format. I would like to convert the video from h.264 to h.265 and also ...
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adding date and time while converting m2ts to mp4 using ffmpeg?

I have many m2ts video files which were created by Sony camcorder. Because they are my family history, I want to see the date and time when I play them. But no players have such functions. I think I ...
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Extract video files embedded in an android app convert the .exo files to mp4 and save it to my PC

I wanted to extract video files embedded in an android app and save it to my PC. The videos are embedded in the app. There is no way to get the URL for the videos. I tried getting the .exo files and ...
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ffmpeg convert directory GIF in linux

Hi i'm trying to convert a directory of gifs to mp4 but i don't know how to i'm use this code for single file please help me !ffmpeg -i /content/drive/MyDrive/1/ -movflags faststart -pix_fmt yuv420p -...
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FFMPEG: how to correctly convert avi containing "rawvideo, bgr24" to mp4?

I have .avi file: $ ffprobe input.avi -hide_banner Input #0, avi, from 'input.avi': Duration: 00:01:08.05, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 182785 kb/s Stream #0:0: Video: rawvideo, bgr24, 1060x615, ...
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What is the reason for size reduction after conversion from mkv to mp4 with ffmpeg

I converted a larger group of mkvs to mp4 (with the commandline: for i in $(ls *.mkv); do ffmpeg -i $i ${i/mkv/mp4}; done but also some with ffmpeg -i video.mkv video.mp4 The outcome differs in size ...
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Can you detect silent parts in a mp4 by inspecting the file structure?

So I've been looking into the mp4 file structure a bit and there seems to be quite a lot to it. And from what I understand, this is how things are laid out. video.mp4 ├───general file metadata ├───...
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Using ffmpeg to create mp4 file from video stream

I'm reading data from a video stream and using ffmpeg to create a mp4 file. After writing data for a period of time I always get a file with a shorter duration. For example, if I write data for 10 ...
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Is there some way to losslessly "cut off" from the beginning and/or end in an .mp4 file?

First of all, yes, I know that .mp4 videos are lossy. Many of them contain annoying unwanted stuff in the beginning or end, which I neither want to see nor want to take up storage space on my disks. ...
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Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options

figured I'd try my luck asking here, since google gave no helpful results. It's as the title suggests, Windows 10 Movies & TV app opens up to a black screen with no trackbar or menu options, but ...
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Disable all subtitles (softsub) in .mkv, .mp4 files

I have several Movies/Animes with many subtitles, and I want disable all (not remove) subtitles in a batch (.bat file); below current code: for %%a in (*.mkv, *.mp4) do ( REM disable subtitles ) ...
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What makes a MP4 streamable?

I'm digging into the Telegram bot API, and it show this option for sendVideo: supports_streaming Boolean Optional Pass True if the uploaded video is suitable for streaming This suggests that ...
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How can I batch convert a directory of subfolders, maintaining similar filestructure for the output

Right now I am converting using the following in Command Prompt: FOR /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s *.mp4') DO (ffmpeg -i "%G" -c:v libvpx-vp9 -crf 30 -b:v 0 -b:a 128k "%~nG....
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How to fix Windows Media Player not selecting correct audio track when playing an MP4 file?

Windows Media Player does not play back the correct audio track when one is selected from the Audio menu. This is for MP4 files with multiple audio tracks (around 32-64). VLC does the correct thing in ...
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FFMPEG throws error while converting WEBM/MP4 audio files from MediaRecorder to MP3

I use MediaRecorder to record the audio from the browser and then upload it to my server (ARM-based Linux machine - AWS Lambda Function, if it matters). Based on the browser type, I get either an MP4 ...
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PTS timecode in milliseconds tweak to roll over at 60 seconds?

I'm using FFMPEG to extract images from an MP4. I have a large project where I need to extract a few hundred images. I've cobbled together a working solution from various sites since I'm not an FFMPEG ...
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Encrypt and fragment an MP4 file with FFmpeg

I want to encrypt and fragment an MP4 file with FFmpeg. For this, I use the following command: ffmpeg \ -i input.mp4 \ -c copy \ -encryption_scheme cenc-aes-ctr \ -encryption_kid ...
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Is AV scanning zip files with non-exe contains re-assuring/reliable?

I was wondering how safe is scanning a .zip file and depending on the AV report on what to do with it. So specifically: If I have a .zip file and I run a scan using a good antivirus and does not ...
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Trying to create an .MP4 from .TIF frames, syntax works on MacOS but not Windows 10

I currently use FFMPEG to create .GIFs from a set of .TIF frames and now my use case is making me need to instead make an .MP4 video from the same set of .TIF frames. This syntax works just fine on my ...
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How to repair a mp4 file?

The end of the file is damaged because battery of digicam became empty. I tried to repair it with ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy output.mp4 It crashed. How can I copy a destroyed file without checking ...
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how to fix mp4 file with missing moov atom?

I have a video file (mp4) and I want to load it in a video editor. However, it shows an error which says, "file format not recognized." So, I used the file command and the output is just ...
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How to change mp4 windows file creation date to create date from QuickTime

I have seen many similar questions to this, but can't sus out this exact problem: I take a lot of GoPro videos during my motorcycle adventures. While on the road I will upload video files to a cloud ...
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How can I force a subtitle track to be set as active on an MP4 video?

I'm converting .mkv's to mp4 and it's working, however the issue is that when I open the .mp4, the subtitle track is disabled by default. I have to manually select it as such: How can I make it so ...
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Progressively adjust audio volume over time

I have two audio tracks and what I need to do is at some time to start lowering first audio track and progressively tune second audio track. This change in audio tracks should take for example 2 ...
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Recursively set Title property of all MP4 files based on filename in a folder and subfolders

I am looking for a way to set "Title" property of all MP4 files in a folder and subfolder based on the filename. e.g. It should change the title of "Sample Video.mp4" file to "...
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ffmpeg - Redownload missing fragments to fix downloaded stream

I have dowloaded an H.264 video stream using ffmpeg -i <URL> -c copy <name>.mp4 but ffmpeg reports that it has skipped some fragments. Since the stream is still online (with, I suppose, ...
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MP4 - Many of my family videos are suddenly side by side and green

As mentioned in the title, many of my family videos are suddenly side by side and green. They are normal 2D videos. I don't understand why this happened, it is very sad since beautiful memories are ...
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