|tcprobe(1)||General Commands Manual||tcprobe(1)|
- -i name [ -B ] [ -M ] [ -T title ] [ -b bitrate ] [ -H n ] [ -f seekfile ] [ -d verbosity ] [ -v ]
However, it can also be used independently.
tcprobe reads source (from stdin if not explicitely defined) and prints on the standard output.
- -i name
- Specify input source. If ommited, stdin is assumed.
You can specify a file, directory, device, mountpoint or host address as input source. tcprobe usually handles the different types correctly.
- Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.
- Use EXPERIMENTAL mplayer probe, useful for streams that tcprobe doesn't recognize elsewhere. With this option enabled, tcprobe merely acts as a frontend for mplayer; of course mplayer binary needs to be installed and avalaible somewhere in PATH.
- -T title
- Probe for DVD title
- -H n
- This option tells tcprobe to scan n MB of input data. Default is to scan 1 MB. To detect all subtitles and audio tracks (if available) it is highly recommended that this n should be at least increased to 10 or even higher. Very often only some audio tracks start during the first MB of a VOB or DVD file so transcode cannot detect them if not called with a higher value. Please note that transcode(1) has a similar -H option as well which has the same meaning.
- -s n
- Skip the first n bytes of the input stream. Default is to skip no bytes.
- -b bitrate
- Set audio encoder bitrate to bitrate
- -f seekfile
- Read index/seek information from seekfile. This is especially useful for AVI files when it takes a long time to probe when there is no index in the AVI available. Also see aviindex(1).
- -d level
- With this option you can specify a bitmask to enable different levels of
verbosity (if supported). You can combine several levels by adding the
- Print version information and exit.
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|12th October 2003||tcprobe(1)|