[FFmpeg-user] Auto transcode audio to PCM but match source sample bits?

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Mon May 6 23:38:49 EEST 2019

Am Mo., 6. Mai 2019 um 09:54 Uhr schrieb Peter B. <pb at das-werkstatt.com>:

> I would like to transcode a bunch of files from different sources, with
> different audio encoding properties to uncompressed PCM, **but: maintain
> the source bit depth**.
> Since "-c:a" includes the bit-depth of the audio samples "pcm_s16le,
> pcm_s24le, etc", I was wondering if there's a nice way to tell FFmpeg:
> Convert any source audio format to PCM - but keep the same bits as the
> source file had?

This is not currently supported (there is no "pcm" encoder).

Carl Eugen

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