[FFmpeg-user] Mpg

Sven C. Dack sven.c.dack at sky.com
Sat Sep 10 21:45:46 EEST 2016

On 10/09/16 18:59, Juan O Batista wrote:
> Thank you. My purpose is obtain a .mpeg file with close caption because some channel use mpeg extension.
> I used mpeg2video but in the video result i can see the close caption
> ffmpeg -i input.mov -i cap.srt -codec:v mpeg2video -b:v 10M -c:a mp2 -b:a 192k -ar 48000 -r 29.97 -timecode 00:01:00:00 -qscale:v 2 -codec:a mp2 -b:a 192k output.mpeg
> thank you

What you need to do is to put the video, audio and subtitles into a fitting 
container format. You can find an overview of different container formats here:


As you can see does .mpeg not support subtitles. To see which formats ffmpeg 
supports enter "ffmpeg -formats". To pick a specific one do you use the -f 
option. Otherwise will ffmpeg guess the format from the file extension, which 
may not what you want. An example:

ffmpeg ... -f mpegts -y output.mpeg

This will use the MPEG transport stream format and name the file "output.mpeg".


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