[FFmpeg-trac] #10277(ffmpeg:new): -c copy option does not copy the video stream in certain hevc files

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Wed Mar 22 22:56:55 EET 2023

#10277: -c copy option does not copy the video stream in certain hevc files
             Reporter:  skyler  |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new     |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  ffmpeg  |                  Version:  6.0
             Keywords:  hevc    |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:          |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0       |
 Summary of the bug:

 Trying to use ffmpeg to do a real-time stream copy of a stream that
 contains a HEVC video stream and three audio streams.  No matter what I
 do, ffmpeg will copy the three audio streams with no problem (verified by
 using mediainfo) but it refuses to copy the HEVC video stream, even though
 it acts like it is doing it.  Even using a syntax that specifically maps
 the video stream, such as

 ffmpeg -i infile.ts -c:v copy -map 0:0 -c:a copy -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map
 0:3 outfile.ts

 does not help.  I get all the audio streams but no video.  If I specify
 anything other than copy after -c:v then it works but it is too slow to
 use in real time.  My eventual goal was to try to add the "Display aspect
 ratio : 16:9" attribute to the video stream metadata (otherwise the video
 is half height) but obviously that can't happen until the video stream
 gets copied.  I've seen this issue in at least three different versions of
 ffmpeg (4.4, 6.0, and the nightly version shown below). More info on this
 issue is at

 How to reproduce:
 % ffmpeg -i inputfile.ts -c copy outputfile.ts
 ffmpeg version N-65014-g7c130d6911-static
 https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/  Copyright (c) 2000-2023 the FFmpeg
   built with gcc 8 (Debian 8.3.0-6)
   configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static --disable-
 debug --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=sndio --disable-outdev=sndio
 --cc=gcc --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-gmp
 --enable-libgme --enable-gray --enable-libaom --enable-libfribidi
 --enable-libass --enable-libvmaf --enable-libfreetype --enable-libmp3lame
 --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg
 --enable-librubberband --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libsrt
 --enable-libvorbis --enable-libopus --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab
 --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264
 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxml2 --enable-libdav1d --enable-libxvid
 --enable-libzvbi --enable-libzimg
   libavutil      58.  3.100 / 58.  3.100
   libavcodec     60.  6.101 / 60.  6.101
   libavformat    60.  4.100 / 60.  4.100
   libavdevice    60.  2.100 / 60.  2.100
   libavfilter     9.  4.100 /  9.  4.100
   libswscale      7.  2.100 /  7.  2.100
   libswresample   4. 11.100 /  4. 11.100
   libpostproc    57.  2.100 / 57.  2.100
 Patches should be submitted to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list and not this
 bug tracker.
Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/10277>
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