[FFmpeg-user] Any better documentation?

Marcus Johnson bumblebritches57 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 10:12:42 CEST 2014

What OS are you using? if Linux or Mac, open Terminal and type man ffmpeg,
that's how you access the man page.

another way to get the information is to type ffmpeg -h

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Stephen Ho <stephenho88 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was introduced to this wonderful program, but I find it very hard to use,
> and the pdf document I paid $9.95 is not very helpful. can't find the man
> page either.
> I did this command   ffmpeg -i abc.mp4 -f hevc abc.avi   got my file size
> to 5% of the original, and the resolution is really bad and no sound.
> Then I did  ffmpeg -i abc.mp4 -f h264 abc.avi and the file size is 45%, the
> video resolution is great (like the input file), but still no sound.
> What did I do wrong?
> My purpose is to keep everything the same, resolution same, but use a
> different compression engine to safe disk space.....
> anything I can read to get a better understand to the command line syntax?
>   *Stephen Ho *
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