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FFmpeg Comments

Gold standard for video transcoding formats

Comment by Kagerjay
about FFmpeg · Jun 2017 ·

As title states. Its even used to transcode videos from images in space as well

Example: depthflybyofjupiter/


Good. Now I can deinterlache and convert my video recordings

about FFmpeg · ·

None of the free video recording programs I have used did deinterlace the video.
But this software does.

I am using a bat-file deinterlace all .m2t files in a folder and convert to .mkv files:

Example 1, convert from 1080i50 to 1080p50:

REM bat-file for convert all m2t 1080i files to mkv 1080p
for %%A IN (*.m2t) DO ffmpeg -i "%%A" -vf yadif=1,format=yuv420p -c:v libx264 -vb 25000k -minrate 25000k -maxrate 25000k -bufsize 25000k -aspect "1920:1080" -r 50 -c:a aac -b:a 384k "%%A.mkv"

Example 2, convert from 1080i50 to 720p50:

for %%A IN (*.m2t) DO ffmpeg -i "%%A" -vf "yadif=1, scale=1280:720" -c:v libx264 -preset medium -tune film -crf 10 -minrate 0 -maxrate 25000k -bufsize 25000k -aspect "1280:720" -r 50 -c:a copy "%%A.mkv"

[Edited by SveinM, June 09]