[FFmpeg-user] How to compress .MOV file compatible to Canon camera

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 19:13:05 EET 2020

Am Sa., 29. Feb. 2020 um 01:17 Uhr schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos
<ceffmpeg at gmail.com>:
> Am Sa., 29. Feb. 2020 um 00:50 Uhr schrieb Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:
> > As I don't find any documentation on this at
> > https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-codecs.html#libx264_002c-libx264rgb
> > maybe there are more levels and variations ... where do I find more or
> > complete documentation on this?
> "This" will encode a video that is not compatible with any player
> except FFmpeg-based software.

Sorry about this:
I thought you were asking about the "libx264rgb" encoder (which encodes
videos that only FFmpeg and FFmpeg-based players can read).

Both the level and the profile options are mentioned in the documentation.
People knowing how h264 works know about "levels" and "profiles" (note
that levels have no relevance whatsoever in the software world and to the
best of my knowledge, the hardware manufactures - for whom the term
was created - refuse to guarantee compatibility with a specific level) and
would search for appropriate ffmpeg options.
The FFmpeg documentation should not explain what levels and profiles
are, I can't speak for the wiki.

Sorry, Carl Eugen

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