[FFmpeg-user] xfade + acrossfade usage - keeping A/V in sync

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 15:05:53 EEST 2020

On 6/17/20, Rob Hallam <ffmpeg at roberthallam.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2020 at 11:34, Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> ie neither should change the length of the inputs they operate on.
>>> Is that a mistaken assumption perhaps?
>> Yes, very mistaken.
>> Duration of output is first input duration + second input duration -
>> duration of transition.
>> For xfade you need to set offset, acrossfade does not need that.
> D'oh, of course! Mistake on my part, I hadn't had my morning coffee.
> Thanks for keeping me right.
> What I meant was that they should both result in equal duration,
> **if overlap is set in acrossfade**. Is that a safe assumption?
> From the docs:
>> overlap, o
>>    Should first stream end overlap with second stream start. Default is
> enabled.
> https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#acrossfade
> Also, from your earlier suggestion:
>> I believe this two should be - 2 seconds instead. Because both
>> transition durations for two xfade and acrossfade filters is 2
>> seconds.
> An offset of -2 produced desynched audio in the second segment (input
> 1 in the original filtergraph). The closest I can get to synch is an offset
> of -1 for the first input and -2 for the second; but it's still a little
> off.
> I'll try to create an example using generated 1Hz chirps and
> 'showspectrum'. If I can replicate there I will post a bug as you
> suggested.

First try single xfade and acrossfade combination.

For second xfade you will obviously need to substitute 2 seconds from
output of first xfade transition.

> Cheers,
> Rob
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