[FFmpeg-user] What does -write_xing 0 do?

MediaMouth communque at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 00:43:08 EET 2020

> On Dec 16, 2020, at 12:15 AM, Tobias Rapp <t.rapp at noa-archive.com> wrote:
> On 14.12.2020 01:52, MediaMouth wrote:
>> The -write_xing 0 option seems to be fixing it.  I'm curious what it's actually doing.
>> What was the issue to begin with / what problem is it solving?
>> Is it doing other things to the converted file that might be worth knowing about?  Any down sides to using it?
> The Xing tag allows players to do more precise seeking within variable bitrate MPEG files. It can also contain some other information like the encoder version (LAME).
> See also: https://www.codeproject.com/articles/8295/mpeg-audio-frame-header#XINGHeader
> If your MP3 file uses constant bitrate it should be fine to disable the Xing/Info tag.
> Regards,
> Tobias

Tobias, thanks so much.  Very helpful.

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