[FFmpeg-user] Hiding part of a video

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Fri Mar 26 20:06:41 EET 2021

Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> writes:

> On 3/26/2021 2:09 AM, Cecil Westerhof via ffmpeg-user wrote:
>> I publish speeches I give during zoom meetings. The problem is that
>> some people forget to mute themselves and when they make a sound they
>> will appear in the video. Luckily most time people do not have a
>> problem with that. But if they would, what would the best way to hide
>> them?
> Pull the video into some editing software and drop in a few replacement
> frames when needed. You could do this with ffmpeg, but it's probably
> going to be simpler in the long run with with purpose-built editing
> software* (FOSS editors often use ffmpeg libraries inside, I know
> shotcut does).
> *openShot, Kdenlive, VidCutter, Shotcut, etc
> (You might be able to build a house with just a Swiss Army knife, but
> it'll be easier if you also have a hammer.)

In the past I tried a few. (One was Kdenlive.) I found that quite
cumbersome. That is why I wrote some scripts to do the work for me.
But that was quite some time ago. So maybe it is better now.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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