[FFmpeg-user] Draw original timecode on the output file

Ivaylo Spasov ivaylo.pif at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 12:35:36 CEST 2013

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Phil Rhodes <phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>> I need to show the built-in timecode, no the pts.
> I think we need to be careful here. What do you mean by "built-in timecode"?
> In most circumstances I've used timecode, it's been specified as metadata. PTS and DTS may not be related to this metadata (and will not be in most common use cases). ffmpeg does have some ability to read timecode information from Quicktime movies which may have "tmcd" tracks, although I'm not sure it knows how to do anything with it.
> The manner in which timecode is stored in various containers varies. Some AVIs produced by Adobe Premiere have "tdat" chunks, for instance. Depending on your use case, this could get complicated.
> P

Well the whole story is that I have a DV avi file which is created
from miniDV cassette. BEcause the cassette has its own timecode which
could not start from 0,  I am trying to extract it and to draw it to
the output mp4 file, so anyone could see the original timecode and to
write down notes with it.

I do not know how to name that time code - original or built-in.
Please tell me which word is proper.

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