I have a lot of video files of my family. I’am on Windows and the video formats are different:
DVD directories contain:
Files in DVD directories were recorded with a DVD recorder and then copied from the DVD to my computer hard disk.
Let say the above directory
D:ffmpeg is my work directory for
ffmpeg. Which means all video files are stored there.
My wish is to convert each file to
mkv (for test purpose). For example the input file
test.avi should give two output files
test.mkv. The output files should have the same properties as the input files. Important for me are screen size, aspect ratio and frame rate. Video and audio quality should stay nearly the same, so that the difference is imperceptible. The audio codec should only fullfill the audio quality an can be for example
vorbis. I don’t know if
ffmpeg can take the audio/video quality (kb per s) settings from the source files for the output files. The video codec should be
h.265, if even possible. The menus of DVD (if present) files should be dropped and the DVD source files should be merged to one output file.
Till now I never worked with
ffmpeg. I only read about current common audio/video codecs and video file formats. Why I wish to go this way? Many gui video editing programs are overloaded and expensive. Free gui programs maybe can’t do such things. The important thing is with options of
ffmpeg I have the full control of what will be done.
By the way all deletable metadata in the output files should be deleted.
So, now I downloaded the
ffmpeg binary from here, copied it to the above directory and need to type something like this:
ffmpeg [--option1 ... --optionN] [source files list in the current directory] [output files list]
Is it possible to solve my task with only one run? If not, I naturally welcome a solution for each file format or something different, if it make more sense. You are naturally free to suggest other useful option settings for
ffmpeg, if it would help in general to solve this task.
I hope I described the task clear enough. If not, let me know it.
Please don’t answer with "Read the
or "Use the program
Thank you for your help and effort in advance!