[libav-tools] Getting Started with avprobe

Maximilian Berthold maximilian.berthold at tu-ilmenau.de
Mon Nov 23 18:06:45 CET 2015


my name is Max, I am a student from Germany, working on an algorithm for 
detection of Blocking artefacts.
Is there a comprehensible tutorial on how to get started with avprobe?
I have been trying to get the tool to give me some information about a 
short video clip. But as of now I have not been able to get it to do 
The results range from error messages telling me to "specify input file" 
to "no such file or directory" when the filename and path are definitly 

I am assuming that these problem spring from my own ignorance... but to 
be honest the documentation is not helping (for example there is the 
option "-i" showing up everywhere... but apparently that is so obvious 
that it needs no further explaination).

As for the "Master Plan" of my project:
The idea is to write a python program using PyAV to get some information 
about individual pictures (for example the location of macroblocks) and 
use them to detect possible Blcoking Artefacts.

Can anyone give me a pointer on where to start?



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