FFMPEG compile and encode with H.264/MPEG-4

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How I use FFMPEG is a constantly changing situation for me. The more you understand the tools available in FFMPEG, the more you are able to do some really amazing stuff. Here is how I am running it now in 2013.

Compiling ffmpeg on Ubuntu 12.10

This compile includes x264 which is awesome.

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Encoding with H.264

”  -async 2″  gives me confidence that audio/video sync will be okay

” -vcodec libx264″ is the call to have ffmpeg use it over the default

” -strict -2″ is to allow ffmpeg to deal with AAC since it was from a Mac

” -qscale 5″ lowers the video quality a bit, but not noticeably in my use and the filesize reduction is worth it for me.

 

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Of course, now we upload this to our DAM (Razuna) or directly to our WhippleHill and Brightcove website so people can play in-browser.

mp4 video in Razuna DAM
mp4 video in Razuna DAM

 

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