[FFmpeg-user] coding video for some old Sony

Erik Dobák erik.dobak at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 22:16:38 EEST 2019

well how do i do the define a more refined codec than mpeg4? and why does
it play with this sometime and sometimes not.
the command is uncut except the -i <filename>.

On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 at 21:13, Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Later,
> z!
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