[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg and handler_name in a mov

Bouke / VideoToolShed bouke at videotoolshed.com
Sat Dec 10 16:07:54 EET 2016

> On Dec 7, 2016, at 15:42, David Cecco <dave at bit.st> wrote:
> Is there any way to change the handler_name metadata field in a mov file?  I am trying to avoid having a Final Cut Pro message pop up regarding media optimisation.
> Here is what I am currently trying:
> ffmpeg -y -i test.mxf -vf setfield=tff -flags +ilme+ildct -map 0:1 -map 0:0 -metadata:s handler_name="Apple Alias Data Handler" -metadata:s encoder="\"Apple ProRes 422 LT\"" -acodec pcm_s16le -vcodec prores_ks -profile:v 1 -copytb -1 test.mov

Hi David,

Did you try adding a Reelname & Timecode? (And, a gotcha, don’t forget to quote drop frame timecode…)
And / or in combination with faststart.
I can’t remember having issues when this was all done. (But it’s some time ago for me…)


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