ffmpeg makes me mad…

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat Jul 16 10:04:15 UTC 2011

Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> ffmpeg -i Bkib.mpeg -aspect 16:9 -acodec copy Bkib-0.mpeg
> Now I get my 16:9 copy of the video, but the bitrate is way too low
> (about 400 kbps – the original is at 4000 kbps), so I tried this one:
> ffmpeg -i Bkib.mpeg -b 4000 -aspect 16:9 -acodec copy Bkib-0.mpeg
> Didn't help though. It still lands around 400 kbps.

From "man ffmpeg":

| -b bitrate
|  Set the video bitrate in bit/s (default = 200 kb/s).

Therefore I would try "-b 4000k".


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