Discussion of the web application that lets you watch HD videos and web content in WiiMC through VLC-Transcoding.

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Postby Jarhed » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:05 am

Is there a need to install ffmpeg or a benefit to having it installed ? I actually tried to install ffmpeg.exe but it is a dos app . I tried to set the path to ffmpeg.exe in VLC Shares setting but when I run Settings test is says failed .
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Re: ffmpeg

Postby Jarhed » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:15 am

Got it installed....Google is your friend :) . Placing it in my vlc shares directory did the trick for some reason . (placing the .exe within it's own folder named ffmpeg) there a benefit to running ffmpeg ?
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Re: ffmpeg

Postby ximarx » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:23 am

vlc-shares uses ffmpeg to get information about the stream/file. This is important for 2 things:
- embedded subs (in mkv for example)
- workaround a bug in vlc: for some reason vlc has problem transcoding
h264/aac streams. As workaround for this problem must be used an alternative transcoding profile that does video transcoding and uses the original audio. So i use ffmpeg to see what kind of codecs are used by the stream and choose the right transcoding profile.

I've planned also for future release of vlc-shares to use ffmpeg to get thumbnails and allow audio switch in files with multi audio.
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