[FFmpeg-user] wrong number of ref frames

Lou lou at lrcd.com
Tue Dec 17 22:40:02 CET 2013

On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:37:44 -0800
Elliott Balsley <elliottbalsley at gmail.com> wrote:

> I used ffmpeg to encode a video with libx264, using High Profile @
> Level 4.1.  So the reference frames should be 9.  But it’s actually
> using 16.  Can anyone figure out why?

I believe, contrary to x264 cli, that -level only sets the flag and not
the number of refs.

I may be wrong and I'm feeling too lazy to check.

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