The command tcprobe  -i	foo.avi	 will  print  interesting
information about the AVI file itself and its video and
audio content.

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Tcprobe

NAME
       tcprobe	-  probe multimedia streams from medium and print
information on the standard output

SYNOPSIS

       tcprobe
-i name [ -B ] [ -T title ] [ -b bitrate ] [ -H n ]
[ -f seekfile ] [ -d verbosity ] [ -v ]

COPYRIGHT

       tcprobe is Copyright (C) by Thomas Ostreich.

DESCRIPTION

       tcprobe is part of and usually called by transcode.
However, it can also be used independently.
tcprobe reads source (from stdin if not explicitely
defined) and prints on the standard output.

OPTIONS

       -i name
Specify input source. If ommited, stdin is
assumed.
You can specify a file, directory, device, mount-
point or host address as input source. tcprobe
usually handles the different types correctly.

-B Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.

-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 subti-
tles 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 sup-
ported). You can combine several levels by adding
the corresponding values:

QUIET 0

INFO 1

DEBUG 2

STATS 4

WATCH 8

FLIST 16

VIDCORE 32

SYNC 64

COUNTER 128

PRIVATE 256

-v Print version information and exit.
NOTES
       tcprobe	is  a  front end for probing various source types
and is used in transcode's import modules.

EXAMPLES

       The command tcprobe  -i	foo.avi	 will  print  interesting
information about the AVI file itself and its video and
audio content.

AUTHORS

       tcprobe was written by Thomas Ostreich
<ostreich@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de> with contribu-
tions from many others. See AUTHORS for details.

SEE ALSO

       aviindex(1),  avifix(1),	   avisync(1),  avimerge(1),
avisplit(1), tcprobe(1), tcscan(1), tccat(1),
tcdemux(1), tcextract(1), tcdecode(1), transcode(1)


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