On Fri, Oct 09, 2020 at 01:11:12PM -0700, Jake wrote:
OMG thank you so much, this is great help everyone!!!
some operations take a long time and some are quicker, i'm trying to hone in on
the ones that are quick and dirty, rather than re-encoding everything. It's so
hard to understand the documentation!!!
Yeah, FFMPEG can be pretty intimidating. Unfortunately, in the case of
doing time lapses, you almost certainly need to re-encode the video. The
one exception would be if your desired speedup exactly matches the rate of
i-frames in the source video. Then you could make a custom script that
just dropped all the p-frames. I have some code that could probably be
adapted for that if you're interested.
I'll try these commands and take notes on what
works and what doesn't. Feel
free to let me know if you're interested in the results!
Yeah, show us!
one thing i've been working with is that i'm
doing concatenation at the same
time... so much obscure arcane procedure that you just find on the web and try
until it works.
Concatenation can be tricky. Make absolutely sure all the source videos
have the same format / resolution.
And i was having troubles until i realized that the
hard drives in the server I
was accessing were slowly dying off from overheating...
Lol, yup, hard drives can get pretty toasty when they're being
stressed. Make sure your servers have fans pointed at the drives.