Saturday, January 28, 2012

FFMpeg Dnxhd: Could not write header for output file #0

Doing some video editing on linux, I wanted to convert the videos to a format easy to edit (and deinterlaced). I found this blog post:

Which seemed great, except when I ran the command he gave, I got the error "Could not write header for output file #0". (Stream 0 being the video stream). A bit cryptic. I eventually managed to figure out that this is due to the container format. Specifically, I was trying to encode it into an AVI. Apparently the Dnxhd encoder doesn't like this. If you encode it to a .mov, it works perfectly.

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