MPEG-2 to MXF using FFmpeg

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Main Page > Documentation > Media type preservation plans > MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 > MPEG-2 to MXF using FFmpeg

  • File used was from an unprocessed archival fonds
  • Used the following command to convert the file: ffmpeg -i file.m2v -vcodec mpeg2video -qscale 1 -qmin 1 -intra -ar 48000 file.mxf
  • Note: FITS tools don't recognize the MXF format and only generate a small amount of generic file metadata as a result.

File/video stream properties[edit]

Property Significant property name Original Normalized
FileSize 14,859,545 bytes 30,603,345 bytes
Streamcount imageStreams, audioStreams 1 1
FrameCount length 661 661
ImageWidth width 720 480
ImageHeight height 288 288
BitDepth bitDepth
colourSpace yuv420p yuv420p
PAR (pixel aspect ratio)/DAR (display aspect ratio) aspectRatio PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9 PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9
FrameRate frameRate 29.97 per second 29.97 per second
lossless No No
Compression codec mpeg2video mpeg2video
interlace N/A N/A