[FFmpeg-user] -vtag 'xvid' broken in 4.1

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Nov 8 14:29:29 EET 2018

Am 08.11.18 um 13:24 schrieb Paul B Mahol:
> On 11/8/18, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
>> that worked over many years now and with 4.1 "[mp4 @ 0x5618adfe4b80]
>> Could not find tag for codec mpeg4 in stream #0, codec not currently
>> supported in container"
> Probably because it was never valid?



 ...and the native encoder mpeg4:

ffmpeg -i input.avi -c:v mpeg4 -vtag xvid output.avi

The native encoder has the advantage of not requiring an external
library. Both encoders should provide a similar output, but for lower
bitrates/quality (e.g. 1000 kBit/s for 720p content), libxvid will
deliver better quality than mpeg4.

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