Posted By: Anonymous
I’m trying to concatenate two mp4 files using ffmpeg. I need this to be an automatic process hence why I chose ffmpeg. I’m converting the two files into
.ts files and then concatenating them and then trying to encode that concatenated
.ts file. The files are
aac encoded and I’m hoping to keep the quality the same or as close to original as possible.
ffmpeg -i part1.mp4 -vcodec copy -vbsf h264_mp4toannexb -acodec copy part1.ts ffmpeg -i part2.mp4 -vcodec copy -vbsf h264_mp4toannexb -acodec copy part2.ts cat part1.ts part2.ts > parts.ts ffmpeg -y -i parts.ts -acodec copy -ar 44100 -ab 96k -coder ac -vbsf h264_mp4toannexb parts.mp4
Unfortunately I’m getting the following error message coming back from ffmpeg during encoding:
[h264 @ 0x1012600]sps_id out of range [h264 @ 0x1012600]non-existing SPS 0 referenced in buffering period [h264 @ 0x1012600]sps_id out of range [h264 @ 0x1012600]non-existing SPS 0 referenced in buffering period [NULL @ 0x101d600]error, non monotone timestamps 13779431 >= 13779431kbits/s av_interleaved_write_frame(): Error while opening file
This happens about half way through encoding which makes me think that you can’t concat two .ts files together and have it work.
I ended up using mpg as the intermediate format and it worked (NOTE this is a dangerous example, -qscale 0 will re-encode the video…)
ffmpeg -i 1.mp4 -qscale 0 1.mpg ffmpeg -i 2.mp4 -qscale 0 2.mpg cat 1.mpg 2.mpg | ffmpeg -f mpeg -i - -qscale 0 -vcodec mpeg4 output.mp4