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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri May 24 00:34:48 EEST 2024

Am 23.05.24 um 23:30 schrieb Zathras Yes:
> Hello,
> 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
> https://www.freeconvert.com/wav-to-mov
> This, youtube accepts

because the online-converter is smarter than you

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

you are *not* doing *any* conversion with "-acodec copy"
you are doing a dumb copy of a unsupported audio track

you can't have lossless audio in mov - period

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