probe multimedia streams from medium and print information on the standard output
see also :
aviindex - avifix - avisync - avimerge - avisplit - tcscan - tccat - tcdemux - tcextract - tcdecode - transcode
-i name [
-B ] [ -M ] [ -T title ] [
-b bitrate ] [ -H n ] [
-f seekfile ] [ -d verbosity ] [
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The command tcprobe -i foo.avi will print interesting
information about the AVI file itself and its video and audio
is part of and usually called by transcode.
However, it can also be used independently.
tcprobe reads source (from stdin if not explicitely
defined) and prints on the standard output.
Specify input source. If
ommited, stdin is assumed.
You can specify a file, directory, device, mountpoint or
host address as input source. tcprobe usually handles
the different types correctly.
Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.
Use EXPERIMENTAL mplayer probe, useful for streams that
tcprobe doesn’t recognize elsewhere. With this option
enabled, tcprobe merely acts as a frontend for mplayer; of
course mplayer binary needs to be installed and avalaible
somewhere in PATH.
Probe for DVD title
This option tells tcprobe to scan n MB of
input data. Default is to scan 1 MB. To detect all subtitles
and audio tracks (if available) it is highly recommended
that this n should be at least increased to 10 or
even higher. Very often only some audio tracks start during
the first MB of a VOB or DVD file so transcode cannot detect
them if not called with a higher value. Please note that
transcode(1) has a similar -H option as well which has the
Skip the first n bytes of the input stream.
Default is to skip no bytes.
Set audio encoder bitrate to
Read index/seek information
from seekfile. This is especially useful for AVI
files when it takes a long time to probe when there is no
index in the AVI available. Also see aviindex(1).
With this option you can
specify a bitmask to enable different levels of verbosity
(if supported). You can combine several levels by adding the
Print version information and exit.
tcprobe is Copyright (C) by Thomas Oestreich.
tcprobe is a front end for probing various source types
and is used in transcode’s import modules.
avifix , avisync , avimerge ,
avisplit , tcprobe, tcscan ,
tccat , tcdemux , tcextract ,
tcdecode , transcode
was written by Thomas Oestreich
contributions from many others. See AUTHORS for details.