The issue that I have at hand is that I have some streams that are showing 5 Mbps for bitrate, but the engineers writing some code say that they are encoding at 1024 kbps. The 5 Mbps is being reported from metadata, but the encoding engine is just passing along an arbitrary metadata file with the stream, which is incorrect.
I use ffprobe thinking that it is actually probing the media stream. Decoding a segment and reporting the metrics that it finds.
I'd like to get the actual decoded data details. Specially bitrate.
From: ffmpeg-user <[hidden email]> on behalf of Carl Eugen Hoyos <[hidden email]>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:37 PM
To: FFmpeg user questions
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] ffprobe reported data
2018-05-18 22:27 GMT+02:00, Alvaro Jimenez <[hidden email]>:
> Does FFPROBE report stream info by reading metadata or it actually
> decodes the stream to report media specs?
That depends on what you mean with "stream info".
Some of the printed information is metadata (like "id", some information
(like resolution and pix_fmt) needs decoding.