[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg wav lossless to youtube mov?

Zathras Yes zathras.the.first at gmail.com
Fri May 24 00:30:10 EEST 2024


I like to upload lossless sound to youtube.

ok, i forgot to add a picture.
so, we take this

ffmpeg.exe -i picture.jpg -i music.wav -acodec copy upload.mov

This gives a video with lossless audio, right?
(It's playing perfectly on my computer)
But youtube does not except his.

If the wav-File is put into this online-converter, it's working
This, youtube accepts

Why would I use ffmpeg then?
Because the files are larger than 1 GB and I also prefer to do the
conversion myself.

So how to do it with ffmpeg?
What is the command for it?


On Thu, May 23, 2024 at 11:04 PM Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>

> Am 23.05.24 um 23:01 schrieb Reindl Harald:
> >
> >
> > Am 23.05.24 um 22:10 schrieb Zathras Yes:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> what is the command to put a wav-Sound file lossless into a mov-File in
> >> order to upload it correctly to youtube?
> >>
> >> For example, this does *not* work for youtube
> >>
> >> ffmpeg.exe -i music.wav -acodec copy upload.mov
> >
> > what makes you think you can use any random format?
> > wav has no place in mov/mpeg containers
> that above is pure nonsense anyways
> you could also do "mv music.wav upload.mov"
> why?
> because you only have a audio-track, tell ffmpeg to not touch it and
> write it into a file with a different extension - a little bit overhead
> using ffmpeg for a simple file-rename
> you need a video too for youtube
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