[FFmpeg-user] Oddity decoding DVCProHD and XDCAM

Mike Szumlinski szumlins at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 19:07:08 CEST 2012

I've put the output into pastebin as to not clog up everyone's email with excessive output

DVCProHD Output

XDCam Output

Upon digging deeper, the output actually does seem valid, but only in certain players (mplayer, vlc) and not widely available players (WMPlayer, Quicktime X, embedded HTML5 <video>).  I'm thinking this is likely due to an encode setting at this point, but as I'm new to ffmpeg I'm not even quite sure where to start.  The ultimate goal is to have these various formats encoded and scaled down to be able to be presented as low resolution proxy/preview images in an HTML5 video container.

Interestingly enough, building from the git source didn't seem to install the man pages for me either on my CentOS system, so I'm somewhat manual-less as of current.


On Mar 31, 2012, at 12:50 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:

> Mike Szumlinski <szumlins <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> However, when my input file is a DVCProHD quicktime movie 
>> or an XDCAM MXF file, ffmpeg seems to start encoding 
>> without issue or error, but upon opening the output file 
>> all I see is gibberish and digital distortion.
> Command line together with complete, uncut console output 
> (and samples) missing.
> Carl Eugen
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