FFMPEG as Video Transcoder

Version 1 by Carl Wilson
on Sep 20, 2012 15:50.

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*Detailed description*
[FFMPEG | http://ffmpeg.org/] is a free software project that provides cross-platform tools and libraries for converting and playing video formats, including the libavcodec audio/video codec library.

28GB seems excessively large for an 18 minute video, considering entire movies are sold commercially on 9.4GB DVDs. The particular test file used was a 1950s promotional movie for Ford, and the quality was about what would be expected given the age of the film.

The ffmpeg.exe command line tool was used to convert the original to a variety of formats. The chosen formats were:

* Motion JPEG 2000 - an emerging archival standard format, based upon the JPEG 2000 still image format

*Corresponding Issue(s)*
_A list of hyperlinks to the Issues to which this provides a Solution._

_"__[SPR:Storage and compression of AVI files from Film and Video Collection]_

*Tool/code link*

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ffmpeg -i <input_file> -vcodec mpeg2video -pix_fmt yuv422p -qscale 1 -qmin 1 -intra -acodec mp2 -ab:131072 -fvob <output_file>

*[Tool Registry Link|http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/TR/Home]*
_[FFMPEG Tool Registry page | http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/TR/FFmpeg]_