General question about ffmpeg


  1. Posts : 559
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
       #1

    General question about ffmpeg


    Hello,
    I am just curious and could not find an answer, so I'll ask here, please.
    Have some multimedia programs (video and audio) all portables. Each one has "ffmpeg,exe" in its folder.
    But file sizes are different: 269 kb to 448 kb, and one even 34,334 kb. Recently downloaded a new version
    file size 60,066 kb.
    Why the differences, isn't it the same ffmpeg.exe ?
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2. Posts : 11
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18362
       #2

    When you open the Properties of each ffmpeg.exe, then open the Details tab, are the versions different?
    Last edited by iTechieGamer; 19 Oct 2018 at 02:34. Reason: formatting
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  3. Posts : 559
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    General question about ffmpeg


    iTechieGamer said:
    When you open the Properties of each ffmpeg.exe, then open the Details tab, are the versions different?
    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer.
    Its strange, no version in the properties / details of any one of
    the ffmpeg.exe files.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  4. Posts : 11
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18362
       #4

    Try this: in each folder that contains ffmpeg.exe: Shift + right click on an empty space, then click Open PowerShell window here or Open command window here, then type this:
    Code:
    .\ffmpeg.exe -version
    Are the versions different?
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  5. Posts : 559
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    General question about ffmpeg


    iTechieGamer said:
    Try this: in each folder that contains ffmpeg.exe: Shift + right click on an empty space, then click Open PowerShell window here or Open command window here, then type this:
    Code:
    .\ffmpeg.exe -version
    Are the versions different?
    Hello and thanks again,
    Checked as instructed. Each one is another version, there are no two the same version.
    Why such differences ?
    Thanks
    Motim
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  6. Posts : 3,105
    Win10
       #6

    FFmpeg is an open source multi platform multimedia project. It is possible that the makers of each of the multimedia programs that you have, have compiled it to suit their own requirements, plus they may have used different versions of the various modules at compilation time. Also, some of them may have excluded modules that do not serve any purpose for what they need in their own programs. Note that the ffmpeg program modules are continually being updated to meet modern multimedia demands or to provide new settings and so forth, and as such newer versions are getting relatively larger in size too.
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  7. Posts : 24,494
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    Motim said:
    I am just curious and could not find an answer, so I'll ask here, please.
    Have some multimedia programs (video and audio) all portables. Each one has "ffmpeg,exe" in its folder.
    But file sizes are different: 269 kb to 448 kb, and one even 34,334 kb. Recently downloaded a new version
    file size 60,066 kb.
    Why the differences, isn't it the same ffmpeg.exe ?
    das10 said:
    FFmpeg is an open source multi platform multimedia project. It is possible that the makers of each of the multimedia programs that you have, have compiled it to suit their own requirements, plus they may have used different versions of the various modules at compilation time...
    Das10 is correct. Each FFmpeg will tell you exactly what version and modules it contains. Just open a command prompt, go to the folder containing a particular copy and type the command ffmpeg on its own.

    General question about ffmpeg-image.png
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  8. Posts : 559
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
    Thread Starter
       #8

    General question about ffmpeg


    Bree said:
    Das10 is correct. Each FFmpeg will tell you exactly what version and modules it contains. Just open a command prompt, go to the folder containing a particular copy and type the command ffmpeg on its own.
    General question about ffmpeg-image.png
    Hello to all,
    Thanks for the answers.
    It was a good lesson.
    Thanks again.
    Motim
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