[FFmpeg-user] Fastest way to check integrity of video files

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Sat May 17 11:48:14 CEST 2014

On 2014-05-16 09:36, Molly Millions wrote:
> Hi!
> I currently use this command in order to detect possible errors in video
> files:
> ffmpeg -i INPUT -f mp4 -benchmark -y null
> Is there any faster way than this?

Calculating some hash or checksum (crc32, md5, sha1) is probably faster
but then you need a reference value with which to compare it.

It would also be faster for you to not encode the video and audio every
time.  You probably want -f null.

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