[FFmpeg-user] Changing the Quicktime "Format" visible in Quicktime Player

Joakim Ziegler joakim at terminalmx.com
Tue Jul 15 21:04:07 CEST 2014

Yes, I don't really want to change the default behaviour, I'm just wondering how 
I can pass an option to ffmpeg to change it to an arbitrary string, if that's 
possible at all. I guess I could grope around in the file afterwards myself, but 
it'd be handy to have this option in ffmpeg.

Joakim Ziegler  -  Supervisor de postproducción  -  Terminal
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On 15/07/14, 5:02, Marcus Johnson wrote:
> That's just a metadata field, he name changes depending on the codec and I
> don't happen to know what MOV's file structure calls it, but you could
> easily have your program change it to H.264 after the file has been written
> but before closing it, if you wanted to.
> Btw, it's usually called Encoder, or tool, something like that for you to
> find out more about.
> btw I highly doubt the ffmpeg devs will change their code, because a lot
> more people rely on the version info contained there to know about certain
> bugs, and encoding issues that may be present in that copy of x264, so they
> won't change their code.
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM, JoakimZiegler <joakim at terminalmx.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello, I'm using FFMpeg and x264 to code h.264 quicktime files from ProRes
>> originals, for users who mostly use QuickTime Player on MacOS.
>> This works pretty great, and the quality is much better than what I get
>> using Apple's own h.264 codec.
>> However, when I open these QuickTime files in QuickTime player, and press
>> command-I to get the info window, "Format" shows up as "libx264, 1920x1080,
>> Millions..." etc., while, if I do the same thing with a file coded with
>> Apple's h.264 codec, I get "H.264, 1920x1080, Millions", etc.
>> While this is a small niggle, I'm wondering if it's possible to fix, so
>> that
>> people can't see what codec I'm using, and the files look like they've been
>> generated with Apple's codec?
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