Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Created January 1, 2016 04:45
  • Star 70 You must be signed in to star a gist
  • Fork 5 You must be signed in to fork a gist
Star You must be signed in to star a gist
What would you like to do?
twitter ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i -vcodec libx264 -vf 'scale=640:trunc(ow/a/2)*2' -acodec aac -vb 1024k -minrate 1024k -maxrate 1024k -bufsize 1024k -ar 44100 -strict experimental -r 30 out.mp4
Copy link

warp16 commented Jul 31, 2022

@hertzsprung thank you, your command worked for a troublesome DVD rip.

Copy link

@hertzsprung This one worked for me

Copy link

jamylak commented Oct 19, 2022

It's also necessary to round to an even number of pixel dimensions:

ffmpeg -i -vcodec libx264 -vf "pad=ceil(iw/2)*2:ceil(ih/2)*2" -pix_fmt yuv420p -strict experimental -r 30 -t 2:20 -acodec aac -vb 1024k -minrate 1024k -maxrate 1024k -bufsize 1024k -ar 44100 -ac 2 out.mp4


Copy link

ctrlcctrlv commented Oct 26, 2022

-vf "pad=ceil(iw/2)*2:ceil(ih/2)*2"

This is sadly insufficient for narrow/tall inputs.

Aspect ratio must be between 1:3 and 3:1.

I'm sorry, this is complex.


eval $(ffprobe -v error -show_entries stream=width,height -of default=noprint_wrappers=1 "$1")
#results in e.g.
echo "height=$height"$'\n'"width=$width"
newenv=$(bc <<< "width=$width; height=$height;"$'\nscale=3; aspect=width / height;\nprint "aspect=", aspect;
    print "''\n'$'";\n\nif (aspect>3) { r=(height) * (aspect/3); print "height=";}
    if (aspect<(1/3)) {r=(width) / (aspect/(1/3)); print "width=";}\nscale=0
    if (r) { print r/1 }')
[ ! -z "$newenv" ] && echo "$newenv" && export $newenv
echo "aspect=""$(bc <<< "scale=3; $width/$height")"

Example I/O

ffmpeg_ar /tmp/modem.mkv


You can then:

export $( ffmpeg_ar /tmp/in.mkv );
ffmpeg -i in.mkv -filter_complex 'fps=30,format=yuv420p,pad='"ceil($width/2)*2:ceil($height/2)*2"':(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2' -c:v h264_nvenc -t 02:20 -c:a aac -ac 2 -ar 44100 -r 30 /tmp/out.mp4

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment