Using Hardware Acceleration on MacOS with FFmpeg

Video encoding with x264 and x265 takes a lot of CPU usage. This is because you’re using a software encoder. The whole encoding is done in software and this is executed on your CPU. Modern Macs have a hardware encoder on board. But how to use it with FFmpeg? We...

Service StackHub will discontinue on End of June 2020

OVH has closed their cloud storage hubiC for new registrations over two years ago. For more information about this follow the article published vom OVH: The hubiC service is now closed to new subscriptions So I have decided to close also the service StackHub on the...

Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server – Overview

During the time a series of articles regarding using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server has been published. This article is an overview on all published articles: Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server (Part 1) – HLS Basics Using FFmpeg as a HLS streaming server (Part...

Essen in Weiden

Aufgrund der aktuellen Corona-Situation haben es viele lokale Restaurant-Betreiber nicht einfach. Viele sind aber dabei sich entsprechend anzupassen um beispielsweise Lieferungen nach Hause oder Bestellungen zur Abholung anzubieten. Stellt sich nur noch die Frage: Wer...

Add a logo to a video using FFmpeg

Do you want to add a logo or and overlay to a video file? This article describes how you can do this using FFmpeg. How it works In this example we’re using a PNG file for the logo (can also be a video). You can also work here with transparency (in my case a...

OTR-Ratte wird eingestellt

Als der Dienst OTR-Ratte am 2.1.2012 online ging, habe ich selbst OnlineTVRecorder aktiv verwendet. Kein Wunder: Damals gab es noch kein Netflix oder Amazon Prime Video. Nun hat sich das Fernsehverhalten jedoch in den letzten Jahren stark verändert. So auch für mich:...

Remove station logo from video using FFmpeg

FFmpeg delivers a lot of video filters including a filter called “delogo”. This one can be used to remove a station logo from a video. How it works First we need to define a square that contains the logo. Then the filter uses surrounding pixels outside of...

ran.de Livestream API

ran.de provides for some sport events a live stream in Germany. This article shows you the API behind it (tested only with the NFL streams). Since it is undocumented it can change anytime. What livestreams are planned? First we need to know, if a stream is currently...