FFMPEG - Losslessly convert mp4 to mkv

The formats mp4 and mkv are just the "containers" for video files that you have, which "contain" the video, audio, and metadata, such as chapter information and subtitles, for the content. The video and audio streams are encoded using codecs such as libx264 and vorbis etc. Since mkv and mp4…

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Add Chapters To MKV File

Chapters allow you to skip to key points in a video. This is particularly useful if you are watching a recording of a meeting/conference and want to skip the introductions etc. This tutorial will show you how to easily add chapters to a MKV file using the mkvmerge tool…

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Comparing VP9 AND x265 HEVC

In case you didn't know, x265 (HEVC) and VP9 are two different video codecs that are supposed to achieve the same perceptual video quality at half the bit-rate (thus half the file size and required bandwidth) of x264 content. Most of your video content is likely to be in x264…

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FFMPEG - Change Audio Level In Video

Today a colleague sent me a screen-capture tutorial on using a new system. Unfortunately their microphone was way too quiet for me to hear anything so I needed to find a way to boost the audio level of the video without wanting to reduce the quality of the video. Using…

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Strip Audio Tracks From an MKV with MKVToolNix

When watching an MKV video, the audio may default to a track we don't want, and are never going to use. Here, we will learn how to quickly strip an audio track from an MKV movie, without having to re-encode the video. Thus it takes very little time, and we…

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