M4V to MKV using FFmpeg

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  • File used was sample_iPod.m4v, taken from http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1211
  • Used the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i <filename>.m4v -vcodec ffv1 -acodec pcm_s16le <filename>.mkv


[edit] File/video stream properties

Significant characteristic Original Normalized
imageStreams 1 1
audioStreams 1 1
length 855 frames 855 frames
width 320 pixels 320 pixels
height 240 pixels 240 pixels
bitDepth 8
colourSpace yuv420p yuv420p
pixelAspectRatio 4:3 4:3
frameRate 10.000 fps 10.000 fps
interlace no no

[edit] Audio stream properties

Significant characteristic Original Normalized
duration 1mn 25s 1mn 25s
channels 2 2
channel mapping Front: L R
sampling frequency 44.1 KHz 44.1 KHz
bit depth 16 16
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