[FFmpeg-user] Create a video out of a single png and a mp3 file for youtube

Lou Logan lou at lrcd.com
Wed Jun 27 07:52:38 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012, at 02:38 AM, Marco Baumgärtner wrote:
> Hello all!
>      I have the challenge of creating a youtube compatible video.
>      I want to create the video out of a single png image and an audio 
> file. The image should be repeated as long as the audio lasts.
>      According to youtube formats can be WebM, MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, 
> WMV or FLV.
>      After upload I always get the message that the video file failed, 
> it couldn't be converted.
>      Please share the command line and if important the version that 
> makes it work.
> Thanks in advance

This syntax will work for current ffmpeg:

ffmpeg -loop 1 -i input.png -i input.mp3 -c:v libx264 -preset medium \
-tune stillimage -crf 18 -c:a copy -shortest output.mkv

Change "medium" to "veryslow" if you're patient.

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