Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#4327 closed enhancement (invalid)

"codec not currently supported in container" missing documentation

Reported by: julian Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: documentation
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FFMPEG seems to be missing documentation about which audio/video formats can be muxed into which containers

for example, muxing an (HE)AAC/AC3/DTS/MP3/VORBIS audio track into MP4 works fine
however, muxing a FLAC audio track into MP4 fails with "codec not currently supported in container".

is there any information which audio formats can be muxed into MP4 in special or which audio/video formats can be muxed into which containers in general?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by compn

i dont think there is an official list either. apple does not produce one.
so its up to each codec to decide if they are to be stored in mp4 or not, and then they set the packet size and isom tag and metadata.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by cehoyos

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I believe that such a list is outside the scope of FFmpeg development.

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