[FFmpeg-user] -c:v or -vcodec copy or -codec:v

Cley Faye cleyfaye at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 13:16:08 EET 2017

2017-02-22 8:39 GMT+01:00 Tim Hiles <thiles at confex.com>:

> What is the deal with all the different ways to copy?  Do they all do the
> same thing? Cause if not, it is NOT clear what they are and if so....seems
> like a lot of redundancy.

​'m not​ sure from what they come from, but they achieve the same thing.
>From the documentation:

​-vcodec codec (output)
> Set the video codec. This is an alias for -codec:v.​

​-c is just a shortcut for -codec, and :v is used to apply the argument to
video streams.​

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