[FFmpeg-user] Timecode in DV muxer

Clément Bœsch ubitux at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 18:24:30 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 04:11:51PM +0000, Tim Nicholson wrote:
> On 15/12/11 15:16, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> >[...]
> >
> >Ah the ffprobe timecode print is for codec timecode, and ATM it is only
> >raised with mpeg (extracted from the GOP); it appears with ``ffprobe
> >-show_streams''.
> >
> >ATM only the GXF container raise the timecode through the metadata, and
> >you can see them in the metadata with ``ffprobe -show_format''
> >(TAG:gxf_timecode=...).  I wonder if that could not be renamed to
> >"timecode" btw, so it will be common with the other containers.
> >
> Ahhh, that helps clarify a lot......
> I might consider adding in timecode explanations to the docs as at
> the moment the -timecode feature of certain muxers isn't even
> mentioned.

I'd wait for the feature to be complete since it might need some changes;
I just sent a patch to remove the gxf_ prefixes in timecode metadata for

The -timecode option should not change much though.

> >So yes, FFmpeg is lacking some timecode raising in various format; MXF or
> >DV for instance... Maybe in a not-that-near future it will be available.
> >Opening a feature request might speed up things.
> I don't like just firing off feature requests because I want
> something, but it would be nice, so I will consider it...

Well, I'm sure this feature will benefit a lot of people, but as you wish

Clément B.
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