[FFmpeg-user] How to calculate the real (!) average variable video bitrate of a whole video with ffmpeg?

Dmitry Menshikov d.menshikov at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 15:51:04 EET 2018

Or you may use this technique -

сб, 3 нояб. 2018 г. в 15:35, Ben <bxstover-at-yahoo.co.uk at ffmpeg.org>:

> Assume I have a AVI, MP4 or MKV video which is encoded with a variable
> video bitrate.
> Now I want to findout the average video bitrate across the WHOLE (!) video.
> Now when I drag the video onto such tools like MediaInfo they show only
> the average video bitrate
> of the first 5 or 20 seconds or so.
> In rare cases they do not even show a value at all.
> I could imagine that I can pass the video to ffmpeg and let it calculate
> the real variable video bitrate for the WHOLE video.
> How does that work?
> Ben
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Yours truly, Dmitry Menshikov

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