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

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Fri Sep 27 12:42:02 CEST 2013

> Well the whole story is that I have a DV avi file which is created
> from miniDV cassette. 

This could be complicated, because it is not inevitably the case that whatever captured the AVI will have written the timecode in a very accessible way. It should (almost certainly will) be present inside the DV frame data stored in the AVI. Depending on what software was used to capture, the file's start point timecode may also be duplicated in the AVI metadata (in a "tdat" chunk, often at the end of the file). But I'm not sure that ffmpeg can read either of these, or if there's any way to automatically use the information as a text overlay if it could.


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