Compressing 1000's of H.264 video files how?

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Compressing 1000's of H.264 video files how?

PostMon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 pm

Hello there, we have many thousands of H.264 videos, stored in .mov containers. We have a goal of compressing them all very quickly, but not using the CPU/GPU to do so.

The files are 4:2:0, 8 bit depth, 30fps, and actually less than HD if that matters, around 800x600

Does anyone know of a solution - perhaps some sort of PCIe card or USB3/Ethernet wizmo - that could help us compress these H.264 videos without going over HDMI or SDI? Perhaps with an SDK or a ffmpeg/gstreamer plugin? Again these are files we have on our filesystem, not streaming from a video camera. Its a little bit of a weird use-case, admittedly.

Anyway, any ideas??

Thank you!
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Re: Compressing 1000's of H.264 video files how?

PostTue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 pm

Can't bypass cpu/gpu because nothing happens in computer without at least one of them. GPU is actually the pcie magic card you are looking for anyway.

Use ffmpeg and a batch script that scans through your source folders and transcodes all found mov files to your wished format.
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Re: Compressing 1000's of H.264 video files how?

PostTue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 pm

You need to further compress from H.264 to H.264?
Or just re-wrap from MOV to MP4?
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Re: Compressing 1000's of H.264 video files how?

PostTue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 pm

Hendrik Proosa wrote:Use ffmpeg and a batch script that scans through your source folders and transcodes all found mov files to your wished format.


I second this!

Uli Plank wrote:You need to further compress from H.264 to H.264?
Or just re-wrap from MOV to MP4?

I have the same question, as referencing to compressing them is throwing me off.
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