[FFmpeg-trac] #613(documentation:new): Missing documentation for -b flag

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Fri Nov 11 00:02:26 CET 2011

#613: Missing documentation for -b flag
             Reporter:  foo          |                    Owner:  stefano
                 Type:  defect       |                   Status:  new
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:
              Version:  unspecified  |  documentation
             Keywords:               |               Resolution:
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Analyzed by developer:  0            |  Reproduced by developer:  0

Comment (by llogan):

 Replying to [ticket:613 foo]:
 > The ffmpeg documentation at http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html contains
 numerous examples of setting the bitrate using '-b', but no actual
 documentation for it.

 Where do you see no documentation for -b? Or do you mean ''man ffmpeg''?

 $ ffmpeg -h | grep -w "\-b"
 -b bitrate          video bitrate (please use -b:v)
 I didn't see any mention of -ab however.

 > It still appears to work in recent builds, so probably the documentation
 for it should be brought back.  Otherwise, it should be dropped from the

 The doc source has been updated to change -b to -b:v and -b:a:

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/613#comment:1>
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