[FFmpeg-user] Can ffmpeg calculate the min and max bitrate of a video?

Peter van den Houten petervdh at gmail.com
Thu May 5 10:33:10 EEST 2022

On 05/05/2022 02:37, smu johnson wrote:
> On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 1:31 AM Peter van den Houten <petervdh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> FFmpeg will not always report bitrate, depending on the container format.
>> Mediainfo is available for Windows and will scan an entire file and you
>> might be able to change the switches for min & max bitrate.
>> mediainfo --Parsespeed=1 filename
> I tried this from the command and couldn't get it to work.  It considers
> the argument a filename.
> C:\Program Files\MediaInfo>mediainfo --Parsespeed=1
> \tmp\encoding\jellyfish-30-mbps-hd-hevc.mkv
> Oh well.  Thanks for the reply anyways.  I wrote to MediaInfo support
> suggesting a feature request to possibly do this.
You need to download the Windows CLI version of MediaInfo.

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