Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 12th October 2003
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tcprobe - probe multimedia streams from medium and print information on the
tcprobe is Copyright (C) by Thomas Ístreich.
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.
- -i name
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
Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.
- -T title
Probe for DVD
- -H n
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
- -s n
Skip the first n bytes of the input stream. Default is to skip no bytes.
- -b bitrate
Set audio encoder bitrate to bitrate
- -f seekfile
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).
- -d level
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 a front end for probing various source types and is used in transcode┤s import modules.
tcprobe -i foo.avi
will print interesting information about the AVI file itself and its video and
was written by Thomas Ístreich
<email@example.com> with contributions from
many others. See AUTHORS for details.
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages