[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg latest git -profile:v ignored, always gives baseline

FFmichael michael.rampe at gmail.com
Tue May 7 23:50:12 CEST 2013

David Favor wrote
> Someone let me know how to specify profiles in latest ffmpeg.
> _______
> Setting -profile:v seems to have no effect. All the following produce
> "profile Constrained Baseline, level 4.2" output profiles.
> net1# ffmpeg -benchmark -threads 0 -i 2013-04-10-erai-beckmann-rap.mts
> -c:a libfaac -c:v libx264 -profile:v high -preset:v ultrafast -crf 20 -t
> 10 -y 

The effect you are experiencing is because of -preset:v ultrafast. This
preset is incapable of producing anything better than baseline. Try the
'slow' preset and you should get a high profile stream. Also, do not confuse
level with profile, they are not related to each other.


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