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Problem with video info

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Problem with video info

Postby chrisman » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:22 am

I've been having a problem with playing videos encoded with ffmpeg showing the correct information in a flash player on my website. I've tracked it down to something with ffmpeg because if I encode it to flv on my computer or just any other .flv file, it plays fine.

http://chrisjacob.us/videos/index.html is the link to an example page with my problem. If you'll notice, when you click play it shows time information as 0:xx/0:00 where the total time never changes...this only happens with videos encoded with ffmpeg.

I use this to encode videos:
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ffmpeg -i input.flv -ar 44100 output.flv

But it doesn't seem to work no matter what the command
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Re: Problem with video info

Postby admin » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:46 am

try using flvmeta to correct metadata in flv files (ffmpeg doesn't handle flv metadata very well)
for example, after encoding flv video, I always use: flvmeta -Uf video.flv
more info: http://code.google.com/p/flvmeta/
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Re: Problem with video info

Postby raindropz » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:42 am

That worked great! I tried to play the video using flvmeta and it just went totally fine. Thanks a lot for the help. I was not aware that ffmpeg doesn't handle flv metadata . This time I used the flvmeta -Uf video.flv as you suggested here and everything is just great!
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