[FFmpeg-user] Meaning of duration

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Dec 30 15:34:25 EET 2022

Am 30.12.22 um 14:25 schrieb Jarno Suni:
> Suppose you have recorded an Opus stream with -copyts. Then
> ffprobe -v error -show_entries format=start_time,duration -- recording.opus
> shows non-zero start_time and possibly huge duration that does not
> reflect to the file size. 

the days where duration and filesize are hard connected are long gone, 
even for MP3 everybody with soime basic knowledge is using VBR because 
it saves 16% stoarge while keep identical or even better quality

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