[FFmpeg-user] More information about command options

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Thu Feb 27 16:34:53 EET 2020

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 15:19:22 +0100, Jesús Aguilar Armijo wrote:
> Where can I find more information about the command options? For
> example, the muxer dash command example is:
> But I don't know what is each option (i.e. -bf, -keyint_min, -g... etc)
> and I can't find in the documentation anything about that. Could you
> please help me?

This is the official documentation with all the subsections combined:

(Caveat: Options may be documented without dashes. E.g. "-bf" may not
be found as "-bf", but as "bf". That makes it a bit difficult for one
or the other option.)

$ ffmpeg -h full

will also get you documentation created "from source". You will need to
view the output of that command in a pager or editor, and search, as it
is quite a lot, and not meant for reading from front to back.

Do consider that some options live in multiple incarnations.

If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask here anyway.


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