[FFmpeg-user] encode to RAW video

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Wed Nov 2 16:17:36 EET 2022

Clay via ffmpeg-user (12022-11-02):
> Doesn't this serial ordering of the same command (-c:v xxxx) twice just
> drive cpu workload up for no actual benefit? 
> To clarify:  executing -c:v xxxx and then executing -c:v yyyy just
> causes one output: yyyy.   Thus you are forcing the CPU to
> decode:encode:decode:encode rather than just decode:encode.... can
> someone confirm or correct me here?

No, except for the ridiculously negligible CPU workload necessary to
process the option itself.

ffmpeg does not have the infrastructure to make multiple decode-encode
cycles, what you describe is not possible on top of being useless. What
happens is just that the second -c:v option will override the first one.


  Nicolas George

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