Author Topic: Problems with H.264 and B-frames  (Read 11285 times)

mingteck

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Problems with H.264 and B-frames
« on: May 25, 2012, 04:17:34 AM »
I'm not very good at this and I use Avidemux mostly by simply clicking on the various options. Often, though, I'd get this error message: H.264 detected If the file is using B-frames as reference it can lead to a crash or stuttering. Avidemux can use another mode which ls safe but YOU WILL LOSE FRAME ACCURACY. Do you want to use that mode?

If I click Yes, the resulting video has mismatched video and audio. If I click no, it asks if I want to rebuild Frames. What should I do?

Also, some of my mp4 files cannot load onto my iPhone - loads into iTunes OK. Any suggestions?

Jan Gruuthuse

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Re: Problems with H.264 and B-frames
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 05:42:23 AM »
yes, use exprimental avidemux 2.6 (beta):
Howto build Avidemux using Homebrew on Snow Leopard or Lion (possible support in this forum)
or if you want it done by Macports: Bash script to compile & install Avidemux 2.6 (SVN revision 7891) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 that may work on Mac OS 10.7 Lion (no idea on this support status)

styrol

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Re: Problems with H.264 and B-frames
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 12:20:42 PM »
Or just use some QuickTime based applications like MPEG Streamclip for cutting and converting or Handbrake for converting only (Handbrake supplies presets for mobile an other devices).

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Also, some of my mp4 files cannot load onto my iPhone - loads into iTunes OK. Any suggestions?
Mobile devices (e.g iPhones) do only support a subset of h.264 profiles and levels.