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  1. Man of Steel freebird73717's Avatar
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    I am having trouble figuring out the syntax for mp4box. I want to use mp4box to extract the h264 and aac from some mp4 files. I want to do these in a batch file so command line is prefered rather than a gui like yamb unless there is a gui that allows for batch processing (yamb doesn't as far as I know).

    Thanks for the help.
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  2. yamb.log has the command line used to perform the operation. Do what you want in Yamb, get the comand line from the log, build your batch file around it.
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    Sweet. Didn't think to do that.

    Much thanks.
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  4. (I realize that I'm a bit late in responding, but I don't get out here as often as I used to)

    Working with MP4box is tricky. At least it was for me

    Yeah, you have to add in the commands a certain way, I think in a certain order for it to properly work else unpredictable or blank screen. That's what I would get in my gui. But, then I capture every "char" from the console's pipe in real time so that I don't have to have an actual (hidden) window lurking around. So, the buggyness I see might sometimes be on account of the way I have the dos's data output piping into one of my logs on screen. I find that some CLI tools act strange cause of this, but its still worth it once the kinks our ironed out -- and I have a lot of CLI tools feeding into my Tools Suite

    (What I do when I want to try my hand at a partiluar function within a cli tool is select the given cli tool that features the function. There could be multiple tools featuring a given function.. i.e., ffmpeg and mencoder are examples. But its interesting to see the outcome of each tools results or performance by this sort of functionality)

    But, what I do is set up a mini-help file in my HELP TAB and capture the initial output screen of the cli tool. Then I overlay it with the rest of the help files as one main or master help file. It surves as a genernal help resource instead of re-runing another dos console with the -h command every time I forget the commands of a particular tool. I used to fall in that hole every time, till I got wise

    I don't know, I guess at the very least, the above could serve as a tip or too. Good luck..

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  5. Man of Steel freebird73717's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by vhelp
    (I realize that I'm a bit late in responding, but I don't get out here as often as I used to)
    Never too late for some good information...

    Working with MP4box is tricky. At least it was for me
    Yep it sure was/is

    Yeah, you have to add in the commands a certain way, I think in a certain order for it to properly work else unpredictable or blank screen.
    Yeah I was having similar problems.
    Jagabo's advice if looking up the command line from the yamb log was great. I found the exact command line structure I was looking for.

    But, what I do is set up a mini-help file in my HELP TAB and capture the initial output screen of the cli tool. Then I overlay it with the rest of the help files as one main or master help file. It surves as a genernal help resource instead of re-runing another dos console with the -h command every time I forget the commands of a particular tool. I used to fall in that hole every time, till I got wise
    That is a very good idea. I have honestly never thought to keep a running list of the commands that way. I would always have them handy then. Thanks for the thought.

    This wasn't anything I was planning on adding to my own software. Just a one time project. I really like that idea for the help tab though.

    Thanks again guys for the inspiration.
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