Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#481 closed defect (worksforme)

mpeg4 codec encoding bitrate (-b) is not honored

Reported by: George Yohng Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: avcodec
Version: git Keywords: asp bitrate
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Please check this example:

The example .bat file is for Windows, but it should equally work under Linux. This is tested on Sep 15 snapshot of the GIT.

Running the command as such:

  • ffmpeg -i video-2011-09-07-12-02-58.mp4 -b 18000k -an a.avi

Does not honor 18M bit rate, and instead encodes the file with 3-4Mbps bit rate with q constantly equal to 31.

Also, -qmin/-qmax spec is not honored, and if qmin/qmax is specified to, for example, 2-8, q still stays at 31.0

qscale is the only thing that works fine.

Jul 31 2010 doesn't seem to have this problem and encodes everything correctly.

Attachments (1)

ffmpeg-output.txt (5.2 KB ) - added by George Yohng 12 years ago.
FFmpeg output dump

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Change History (6)

comment:1 by George Yohng, 12 years ago

There is a sample video, ffmpeg Sep 15 Windows build and a batch file under the link in the original bug description, but it doesn't seem to depend on this particular video. I tested it with several 1280x720 cellphone h264 input videos, and the problem is reproducible on ARM-Linux (Android) as well as on Windows.

comment:2 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 12 years ago

Priority: importantnormal

Since I cannot reproduce this issue (bitrate for minimal quantizer is <16Mb, quantizer is shown as 1-2 for -b18000k): Please add complete, uncut output of ffmpeg.

(Please do not offer FFmpeg binaries for download!)

by George Yohng, 12 years ago

Attachment: ffmpeg-output.txt added

FFmpeg output dump

comment:3 by George Yohng, 12 years ago

I just did a refresh from git and cannot reproduce it either (on Linux-x64).

Please check the attached output of the affected Windows build of ffmpeg (and I had the same with Android with ffmpeg-HEAD-8af64e1 archive, whichever is that).

Apologies for submitting, if this is no longer valid.

Last edited 12 years ago by George Yohng (previous) (diff)

comment:4 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 12 years ago

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if this is reproducible with current git head, oldabi, 0.8.3 or 0.7.4.

comment:5 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 12 years ago

Keywords: asp added; mpeg4 removed
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