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Feature to check an existing file for errors

Post by jm9k » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:23 am

Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:

I would like to see a feature to check an existing file for errors. This could be done by using an ffmpeg command similar to the one below.

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ffmpeg -v error -i "file.mp4" -f null -
Why would you like to see this added:

Being able to do a basic integrity check on a file before leaving it overnight to convert could save a lot of time. I recently discovered that ffmpeg could be used as a basic error check, and I was very surprised to find errors in many video files that were popular downloads of recent media.

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:


What operating system and version and you currently running (e.g. OSX 10.11, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14):

Windows 10 x64

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Re: Feature to check an existing file for errors

Post by Rodeo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:42 am

I doubt you'll find much developer interest in this, though I can't speak for everyone. I have a hard time imagining how this would integrate neatly with the typical HandBrake workflow, TBH.

I think your best bet is to use ffmpeg and then call HandBrakeCLI if you're satisfied that the input file is error-free.

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Re: Feature to check an existing file for errors

Post by mduell » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:31 pm

jm9k wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:23 am
popular downloads of recent media
Piracy euphemism?

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