[FFmpeg-user] Is there any good reason why FFmpeg doesn't do "-vcodec copy" automatically.

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Sep 30 22:07:26 EEST 2023

Am 30.09.23 um 20:46 schrieb Stéphane Archer:
> Is there any good reason why FFmpeg which sees that the video file input
> and output match every single characteristic doesn't copy the stream to
> avoid useless reencoding?
> Basically doing "-vcodec copy" automatically.

is there a good reason to throw a video file through ffmpeg when you 
don't want to touch it?

yeah, there may be a few reasons, and for the really *few* reasons you 
are supposed to state that

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