[FFmpeg-user] coding video for some old Sony

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Thu Aug 8 22:13:42 EEST 2019

On 8/8/2019 12:06 PM, Erik Dobák wrote:
> i have an old Sony Bravia which accepts only MPEG4 as video and MP3 as
> audio. If i want to watch videos i do it with this command:
> ffmpeg -i the_kingdom_of_dreams_and_madness.mp4 -b:v 1M -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag
> xvid -acodec libmp3lame -q:a 2 the_kingdom_of_dreams_and_madness.avi
> but for some reason some video do not play at all. some do.

That's converting an mp4 to an avi, '-i' identifies the input. Start by 
swapping in and out file types, you can then remove the codecs since mpeg4 
and matching audio are assumed from the file type. That said, the Bravia may 
be more sensitive to encodings than a simple "needs mpeg4".

In the future, please post the full/un-cut command output and do not 
top-post the reply.



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