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Poster: morgandawn Date: Sep 22, 2019 12:15am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: IA's Video Encoding - Which Formats Will It Re-Encode

I have uploaded older VOB/MPEG2 files which the Internet Archive helpfully re-encoded into streaming MP4. Can it also re-encode FLV files? Or do I need to manually convert them myself before uploading.

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Poster: morgandawn Date: Sep 22, 2019 12:26am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: IA's Video Encoding - Which Formats Will It Re-Encode

The codec is On2 TrueMotion VP6 and the file container is FLV (Flash)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VP6

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Poster: morgandawn Date: Sep 22, 2019 8:48am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: IA's Video Encoding - Which Formats Will It Re-Encode

I looked at the IA's 'derivative formats' page - the one that tells you what formats of video, files, audio they will 'derive'. The page made no mention of VP6 (a common Flash codec) and only stated "Flash". Flash is a container and there are/were several codecs. I took a leap, uploaded a test file and it did eventually encode it into h264 and I was able to stream.

https://archive.org/help/derivatives.php

The most recent blog post I could find on how the IA encodes (or derives) video is here: https://blog.archive.org/2013/02/09/new-mp4-h-264-derivative-technique-simpler-and-easy/ If there is a more recent update, please let me know