[FFmpeg-user] Timecode in DV muxer

Tim Nicholson tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Thu Dec 15 17:11:51 CET 2011

On 15/12/11 15:16, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> [...]
> Ah the ffprobe timecode print is for codec timecode, and ATM it is only
> raised with mpeg (extracted from the GOP); it appears with ``ffprobe
> -show_streams''.
> ATM only the GXF container raise the timecode through the metadata, and
> you can see them in the metadata with ``ffprobe -show_format''
> (TAG:gxf_timecode=...).  I wonder if that could not be renamed to
> "timecode" btw, so it will be common with the other containers.

Ahhh, that helps clarify a lot......

I might consider adding in timecode explanations to the docs as at the 
moment the -timecode feature of certain muxers isn't even mentioned.

> So yes, FFmpeg is lacking some timecode raising in various format; MXF or
> DV for instance... Maybe in a not-that-near future it will be available.
> Opening a feature request might speed up things.
I don't like just firing off feature requests because I want something, 
but it would be nice, so I will consider it...


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