[FFmpeg-user] Problem with setting x264 profile/ x264opts

Tim Nicholson tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Mon Jan 23 16:25:18 CET 2012

On 23/01/12 15:08, Rodney Baker wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:35:05 Tim Nicholson wrote:
>> On 23/01/12 14:47, Mike Scheutzow wrote:
>>> Tim Nicholson wrote:
>>>> However if I try and add the high profile to the parameters it fails:-
>>>> ffmpegstatic -i glitz4-DV.mov \
>>>> -f lavfi -i "amovie=glitz4-DV.mov:si=1 [a1]; amovie=glitz4-DV.mov:si=2
>>>> [a2]; [a1][a2] amerge, aformat=s16:stereo:all " \
>>>> -map 0:0 -map 1:0 -c:v libx264 -profile high -b:v 704k -r 25 \
>>>> -maxrate 704k -bufsize 5097k \
>>>> -c:a libfaac -b:a 96k -ar 48000 -ac 2 \
>>>> -y ./glitz4-DV-bitc.mp4
>>>    From what I read in this group, the option formerly known as "-profile"
>>> has been changed to "-vprofile".
>> Not according to the current docs, and the console output clearly shows:-
>> "[NULL @ 0x17f7e20] [Eval @ 0x7fffd2fc8580] Undefined constant or
>> missing '(' in 'high'
>> [NULL @ 0x17f7e20] Unable to parse option value "high"
>> [NULL @ 0x17f7e20] Error setting option profile to value high."
>> Which suggests that it is the value, not the option that is the problem.
> No, it is not the value, it is the option/value pair. -vprofile is correct (as
> distinct from -aprofile for audio). I've been caught with exactly this same
> error and using -vprofile intead of -profile fixes (or works around) it.

Hmmm changing -profile high to -vprofile high does work thank you. 
*However* using the x265opts vprofile=high still doesn't, and I still 
cannot get tune to work!

The docs are certainly out of date....



‘profile profile_name’

     Set profile restrictions.


This document was generated on January 22, 2012 using texi2html 1.82.

When I have a bit of time I will submit a doc patch if no one else does 
it in the meantime.


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