[FFmpeg-user] Waveform to video

Olivier Daubry olivier.daubry at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 15:42:27 EEST 2017

Oh thanks for you message ! Indeed, I've missed the first answer. I'll dig
Thanks for your help, it also confirm that there currently aren't any
software or tool allowing to do that.


2017-10-11 0:15 GMT+02:00 Lou <lou at lrcd.com>:

> On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:00:39 +0200
> Olivier Daubry <olivier.daubry at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Kind of new here but thought that I could possibly find people that could
> > help me over there. Anyway thanks for reading this.
> > I would be looking for a software that could convert an audio file to a
> > video clip of the waveform moving (such as in any playing DAW) with a
> fixed
> > playhead.
> > Zoom would be like 5 seconds of audio but this is secondary.
> >
> > Does this already exist ? Would ffmpeg help me achieve this ?
> >
> > Thanks everyone, hoping this won't need crazy development ^^
> I'm guessing you missed the reply to your first message:
> <https://lists.ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-user/2017-October/037400.html>
> ...but it wasn't very helpful because it points you to the gigantic,
> monolithic help file variant and to the video waveform monitor filter
> which is not what you want.
> See showwaves and showwavespic filters:
> http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#showwaves
> http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#showwavespic
> If it must "slide" you can use showwavespic filter as the foreground,
> color filter as the background, and overlay filter to slide it.
> Non-subscribed users do not get direct replies so I CC'd you. See the
> archives (via my first link) to see if there are replies by others.

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