Known Issues and FAQ¶
Docker is slow when working with long videos¶
We are working on this issue internally. For now we suggest to split the large videos into chunks. You can do this using ffmpeg and without losing quality. The following code just breaks up the video in a way that no re-encoding is needed.
ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy -map 0 -segment_time 01:00:00 -f segment -reset_timestamps 1 output%03d.mp4
What exactly happens here?
input.mp4, this is your input video
-c copy -map 0, this makes sure we just copy and don’t re-encode the video
-segment_time 01:00:00 -f segment, defines that we want chunks of 1h each
-reset_timestamps 1, makes sure we reset the timestamps (each video starts from 0)
output%03d.mp4, name of the output vidoes (output001.mp4, output002.mp4, …)