[Ffmpeg-devel] Did bitrate (-b) break recently?

Måns Rullgård mru
Sat Sep 23 21:16:51 CEST 2006

"Mike Richards" <mrmikerich at gmail.com> writes:

> I checked out ffmpeg from svn yesterday and the bitrate flag doesn't
> seem to work anymore:
>     --> ffmpeg -b 500 -ab 96 -i fishes.mp4 -s 320x240 fishes.mov
>     --> frame= 1198 q=31.0 Lsize=   889kB time=40.0 bitrate= 182.3kbits/s
> I specified 500kbps, but only got ~190-200kbps avg, and it's the same
> no matter what I specify for -b, and no matter what input/output
> format.

You're asking for 500 bps.  Try -b 500k instead.

M?ns Rullg?rd
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