[FFmpeg-user] Cutting out part of a video does not work

Leo Butler leo.butler81 at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 27 18:54:03 EET 2021

Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, 27 Mar 2021 10:06:03 +0100, Peter White <peter.white at posteo.net> wrote:
>>> But it all looks the same with the time incrementing at exactly 5 seconds...
>>Looks like someone took extra care to have a static keyframe interval.
>>One can do that. With default codec options x264 won't produce such
>>output though.
> The source is using a youtube URL for the streaming video and I use either
> youtube-dl or ffmpeg directly to get it in my scripts.
> Is the fact that the times are so exact indication of recoding by Youtube, or is
> the source like that?
> I really have no idea how Youtube video streaming works, I just use YouTube if
> that is the source...
> And I have never published any video on Youtube so I don't know the process.

I know from experience that Youtube automatically transcodes uploaded
videos from unpaid sources (e.g. me). It likely does the same for paid
sources. After all, youtube streams at various resolutions, etc.


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