[FFmpeg-trac] #7037(avcodec:open): ffmpeg destroys HDR metadata when encoding

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Sat Jan 18 14:55:31 EET 2020

#7037: ffmpeg destroys HDR metadata when encoding
             Reporter:  mario66      |                    Owner:  cehoyos
                 Type:  enhancement  |                   Status:  open
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:  avcodec
              Version:  git-master   |               Resolution:
             Keywords:  libx265 hdr  |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by gdgsdg123):

 Replying to [comment:61 mario66]:
 > {{{
 > ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi
 > }}}
 Friendly reminder: by doing so you are basically telling FFmpeg to
 generate a file randomly for you. (and a lot more important things can be
 "broken" this way)
 And a funny fact: if you mess with these color management data the clip
 might actually look better...

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7037#comment:62>
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