[FFmpeg-user] What is the transcoding unit for FFMPEG?

Etienne Buira etienne.buira.lists at free.fr
Tue Sep 13 06:51:20 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:56:43AM +0530, Atish Kathpal wrote:
> Hi friends
> What is the transcoding unit for FFMEG? Is it a file or can we transcode a
> single file as user defined chunks of equal/variable size?
> Eg: Given a video- Austral.mpeg (10mins). Can I divide it into 10 chunks of
> 1 min each while transcoding, such that each 1min chunk is accessible once
> transcoding for it is over?
> Pardon me if this doubt has already been addressed, please point me to the
> link/mail-thread where I could get information on the same.
> Best regards
> Atish


Look at -ss and -t documentation, I think that's the only way to achieve
what you want.


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