[FFmpeg-devel] -profile option broken(?)

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Wed Jul 20 10:56:01 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 09:49:48AM +0200, Erik Slagter wrote:
> On 19-07-11 00:27, Rodney Baker wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:15:04 Erik Slagter wrote:
>>> There is something very fishy:
>>> This triggers the error:
>>> /home/erik/src/ffmpeg/ffmpeg -y -probesize 500000000 -threads 16 -i
>>> 00033.avi -vsync 0 -async 0 -profile high -vcodec libx264 -strict
>>> experimental -acodec aac -ac 2 -ar 48000 -ab 192k -f mpegts 00033_tmp.ts
>>> when I move -profile high to the start like this:
>>> /home/erik/src/ffmpeg/ffmpeg -profile high -y -probesize 500000000 -threads
>>> 16 -i 00033.avi -vsync 0 -async 0 -vcodec libx264 -strict experimental
>>> -acodec aac -ac 2 -ar 48000 -ab 192k -f mpegts 00033_tmp.ts
>>> there is no error.
>> This probably belongs on the ffmpeg-user mailing list,
> I agree, but this looks like a bug and I am trying to fix it, or at least
> pinpoint the patch that caused it.
>> but have you tried
>> putting -profile after -vcodec libx264? The order of command-line options in
>> ffmpeg is important.
> I know I know. The interesting part is
> - the command line I'm using used to work a few weeks ago
> - this error message is completely bogus
> Also interesting is that git bisect can't locate the offending patch,
> I guess that has something to do with the large imports from "qatar".
> Still, my question remains, can anyone try this with a current version
> of ffmpeg (x86_64), so I know if it's something I borked, although I
> have an almost clean tree (a few totally unrelated patches, they've been
> the same for months).

I can confirm the issue.
-vprofile high seems to work.

with -profile, one could argue it affects audio too and i think thats
where it fails.
but i did not investigate this at all ...


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