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  1. Hello,

    I am trying to transcode some video to x264 and I am struggling with errors. I am pretty much just left things to default but getting header damaged on a lot of my older videos.

    They play ok in VLC so they do not seem beyond repair. but just cant seem to transcode them.

    I am using the command line;

    ffmpeg -i bean.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -map 0:0 -c:a:0 copy -map 0:1 -f mp4 bean_out.mp4

    I have included my log here;

    I think it just needs the video resolution providing but not sure.

    Any help would be appreciated,

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    Try running the video through mkvmerge and then use handbrake to encode to mkv or mp4 x264.
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  3. may be post a small sample of such a video.
    If ffmpeg is right and "looks like this file was encoded with (divx4/(old)xvid/opendivx) " and it really is an old non-mpeg-4 compliant file the whole thing might get tricky.
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    As usual, having a "full" MediaInfo analysis report may be useful.
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