[FFmpeg-user] TV won't play file :

Sophie Loewenthal sophie at klunky.co.uk
Tue Jan 15 19:36:42 EET 2019


I have a video encoded like this ( that was sent to me ).

ffprobe gave me the details:
Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709/bt709/unknown), 1920x800, 2091 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 24k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)

It won’t play on my TV ( Philip 24PFS5303/12) which has played every x264 file I’ve thrown at it until it met this one. However this film plays fine on VLC and MacOS’ preview option (by pressing spacebar on a file )

I wonder if the problem is related to the colorspace that is written "unknown"  in "tv, bt709/bt709/unknown".
If som can I just encode this into something else.  Or perhaps the TV doesn’t like bt709.  

e.g this file will play on the TV:
Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 811 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 96k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)


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