[FFmpeg-user] How do I create an ffmpeg command line?

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 11:38:21 EET 2020

On 03/01/2020 04:27 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Am 01.03.2020 um 08:12 schrieb Mark Filipak <markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com>:
>> I have been looking for months, on and off. Is there any place that shows how to form a working ffmpeg command line? I'm trying to figure out how to use a fieldmatch filter.
> It’s a good idea to show us what you tried and what went wrong so we can understand your problem.

I know you want that, Carl. I haven't gotten that far. I need to know 
how to form a proper command line before I can take the next step.

What I have managed to do, such as using ffprobe to dump metadata, 
started from commands that I saw here or found on the net and that I 
hacked from there by trial-&-error. That was several months ago. Now 
that I want to actually process video, I need to find a way to construct 
commands. The documentation, for fieldmatch for example, doesn't show 
that. I go to the top of the 'filters' page and the documentation dives 
into a presentation of filter graphs. That doesn't do me any good if I 
don't know how to form a command line. Also, if I don't know what 
'[x:y]' is and what the components are, pages of presentation and 
philosophy doesn't do me any good.

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