[FFmpeg-user] -ss 00:65:00 invalid ??

Sean Darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 15:32:27 CEST 2014

On 06/01/2014 04:40 PM, Moritz Barsnick wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2014 at 16:29:02 -0400, Sean Darcy wrote:
>> I'm trying to break in half a really big vob file by starting at 65
>> minutes. I thought you did this by inserting -ss hh:mm:ss before the
>> input file. What am I doing wrong?
>> ffmpeg -ss 00:65:00 -i BIG21.vob -threads -an -c:v libx264 -pass 1 -f mp4 -y /dev/null
> ffmpeg assumes that an hour has less than 60 minutes and expects you to
> specify this time as 1:05:00.
> That's logical and acceptable, but I too would like ffmpeg to accept
> [0:]65:00 (or even 128:00), because that corresponds to the time specs
> several media players (most notably my STB/PVR) use. :-)
> Moritz
Well it may be logical, but it makes the user do a calculation that 
machines can do easily, trivially.

But thanks, I got it.


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