[FFmpeg-user] Get RFC6381 codecs representation using ffmpeg/ffprobe

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:33:15 EEST 2016

2016-10-24 15:26 GMT+02:00 Claudiu Rad <jazzman at misalpina.net>:
> Hello all,
> So I have whatever video and I need to obtain the RFC6381
> representation  of its codecs: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6381
> For example:
> "avc1.640028" means: H.264/AVC video, High Profile, Level 40
> "mp4a.40.2" means: AAC-LC

(It isn't clear to me what is provided and what you need - left or right?)

> I assume ffmpeg knows very well about those things but I've run both
> ffmpeg/ffprobe on the video but can't find any trace of those things in
> the output. Or am I missing something?

Please provide the ffmpeg command line you have tested and the
complete, uncut console output.

Carl Eugen

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