[FFmpeg-user] What is option -level ?

Ted Park kumowoon1025 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 19:51:44 EET 2019

> I'm wondering, why this option is not documented in
> https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-codecs.html <https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-codecs.html>

It is, sort of. It is a global codec option; various codecs have a concept of “levels” but since the definition will be completely different from one codec to another, it wouldn’t be practical to document all possible values and their meaning.

> Unfortunately also here I can't find level 30:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC#Levels <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC#Levels>
The decimal point is omitted in 30, 3 is the one you are looking for.

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