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NAME

     avconvert -- movie conversion tool


SYNOPSIS

     avconvert [-hvq] --p <preset_name> --s <source_media> --o <output_movie>


DESCRIPTION

     avconvert can be used to compress video media to different types for
     sharing on the web or loading onto devices.

     -h       prints usage information and available presets

     -v       sets the console output to verbose

     -q       sets the console output to quiet

     -prog    shows progress during the export (default with -v)

     -p | --preset name
              converts the source media to an output file using the specified
              preset. Use --listPresets to get the full list. Common presets
              are:

              PresetAppleM4VCellular
              PresetAppleM4ViPod
              PresetAppleM4VWiFi
              PresetAppleM4VAppleTV
              PresetAppleM4V480pSD
              PresetAppleM4V720pHD
              PresetAppleM4V1080pHD
              PresetAppleM4A

     -s | --source file
              is the source media file

     -o | --output file
              is the output movie file

     --listPresets
              lists all of the presets avconvert supports

     --listTracks
              lists the available tracks in the source media. Must be used
              with the --source flag


OPTIONS

     Optional flags to configure the audio export settings

     -adr number    a limit value for the data rate for the audio track in
                    bits per second

     -af fourCC     sets the format of the audio output using a fourCC eg. aac

     -sr number     configures the sample rate of the output in Hertz. eg.
                    44100

     -cc number     is the channel count of the output eg. 1 (for mono) 2
                    (stereo) 4 (quad)

     Optional flags to configure the video export settings

     -vdr number    a limit value for the video data rate in bits per second

     -th number     sets the height of the output video in pixels

     -tw number     sets the width of the output video in pixels

     -vc fourCC     sets the format of the video output using a fourCC eg.
                    avc1

     -fr number     sets the frame rate of the output video in frames per sec-
                    ond

     -kr number     specifies how often keyframes appear in the output video

     -fr yes | no   sets whether or not to enable frame reordering (b-frames)

     Optional flags configuring track and metadata output

     -ot name       omits the listed track type from the exported movie Allow-
                    able track types are:

                    videoTrack
                    audioTrack
                    subtitleTrack
                    chapterTrack
                    thumbnailTrack
                    closedcaptionTrack
                    textTrack

     -md file       sets the file from which the metadata for the export is
                    found if that is different from the source movie


EXAMPLES

          avconvert --listPresets

     Lists the available presets that can be used for export

          avconvert --preset AppleM4ViPod --source sample_movie.mov --output
     ipod_movie.m4v

     Exports the source movie "sample_movie.mov" to "ipod_movie.m4v" using the
     iPod encoding preset

          avconvert --preset AppleM4VAppleTV --source sample_movie.mov --out-
     put appletv_movie.m4v -adr 128000 -sr 441000

     Overrides the AppleTV defaults for audio data rate and sample rate in the
     output movie

          avconvert --preset AppleM4VAppleTV --source sample_movie.mov --out-
     put appletv_movie.m4v -ot audioTrack

     Omits the audio track from the output file "appletv_movie.m4v"


HISTORY

     avconvert command first appeared in Mac OS X 10.7.

Mac OS X                       December 14, 2011                      Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.9 - Generated Sat Oct 12 08:22:22 CDT 2013
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