[Kdenlive-devel] Editing AVCHD h264/AC3 files in kdenlive

sean darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 20:52:19 UTC 2009

sean darcy wrote:
> Dan Dennedy wrote:
>> 2009/4/17 Andre Madeira <amadeirabus at gmail.com>:
>>> Hello kdenlive-devel!
>>> My goal is to edit AVCHD (h264/AC3) files in kdenlive. The videos are
>> It is not yet ready.
>>> generated from my Panasonic HDC-SD1 camcorder and are all interlaced or
>>> 1080i. For what is worth, I can play these files properly on my linux box
>> Playing sequentially is one thing, seeking is another, and editing
>> requires seeking. In ffplay, try clicking around on the window. The X
>> axis determines the seek percentage. It is not clean. This was being
>> addressed a couple of months ago, and great progress was made;
>> however, the effort has stalled.
> So if we want to edit AVCHD, we need to convert them first? What should 
> we convert them to ( .avi?)? And how?
> googling found this script:
> xporthdmv -hn $file 1 1 1 && mv bits0001.mpa $audiofile
> ldecod -i bits0001.mpv -o $videofifo &
> ffmpeg -r 29.97 -s 1440x1080 -i $videofifo -i $audiofile -vcodec mpeg4 
> -sameq -acodec copy -aspect 16:9 -b 15000k outfile
> which uses xport from http://www.w6rz.net/ and ldecod from 
> http://iphome.hhi.de/suehring/tml/download/ .
> xporthdmv demultiplexes the .ts file, then ldecod decodes video to YUV ( 
> 4.2.0?).
> Is this how it's done? Can kdenlive now edit the resulting file?
> sean (a potential new owner of an avchd camcorder)

Actually, if ldecod converts the h264 video to yuv, shouldn't you leave 
it alone, and just use ffmpeg to multiplex the audio:

ffmpeg -i $videofifo -i $audiofile -vcodec copy -acodec copy outfile.avi


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