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       tcdemux - demultiplex a program stream


              -i  name [ -t magic ] [ -x codec ] [ -S unit,[s1-s2] ] [ -a ach,[vch] ] [ -s 0xnn ]
              [ -M mode ] [ -f fps ] [ -W ] [ -O ] [ -P name ] [ -A n[,m[,...]]  ] [ -d verbosity
              ] [ -v ]


       tcdemux is Copyright (C) by Thomas Oestreich.


       tcdemux is part of and usually called by transcode.
       However, it can also be used independently.
       tcdemux  reads  source  (from stdin if not explicitely defined) and prints on the standard


       -i name
              Specify input source.  If ommited, stdin is assumed.

       -x codec
              Process only packets containing given codec as payload.  Examples are  "mpeg2"  for
              MPEG video or "ac3" for audio packets.

       -t magic
              Specify  the input file type magic.  Useful for using tcdemux in pipelines. This is
              normally autodetected.

       -a ach[,vch]
              Process only packets containing given audio track ach and video  track  vch.   Most
              program  stream  feature  multiple  audio  tracks  but  only a single video stream.
              Default is "-a 0,0".

       -s 0xnn
              Select specific multimedia track using the standard identifier 0xnn.   This  useful
              to extract subtitle packets.

       -f fps Specify  the  frame  rate  fps  for  subtitle  meta  information  used  by external

       -S unit[,s1-s2]
              Select a program unit unit and a selected GOP range s1-s2 for processing. A unit is
              usually  a  set  of  GOPs  that need to be synchronized at the very beginning. This
              option can  be  used  to  eleminate  junk  units  at  the  beginning  of  the  main
              presentation  or  to  select certain episodes of a TV series from a DVD. A GOP is a
              logical unit to be properly decoded, i.e., decoding can only start at the beginning
              of a GOP.

       -O     Do not skip initial sequence. Used internally by transcode.

       -A n[,m[,...]]
              Select  packets  using  an  identifier for extracting only selected streams without
              processing. This is useful for size reduction of your multimedia stream. Example:

              tcdemux -i big_dvd.vob -A 0xe0,0x81,0x20 > small_dvd.vob

              extracts all packets for the video stream,  AC3  audio  track  (1)  and  the  first
              subtitle stream (0).

       -M mode
              Select  synchronization strategy mode.  This is how transcode selects the beginning
              of a video and audio stream to assure both  streams  are  sychronized  for  further

              0    no synchronization. Packets are printed directly to stdout.

              1    synchronization  based  on  PTS  information found in the packet header. Audio
              packets are delayed until a suitable starting  point  is  found.  Default  for  PAL

              2    NTSC adapted synchronization mode. Detailed information for each GOP contained
              in the video stream are piped to a stdout to be processed  by  the  certain  import
              modules. This enables adjusting the frame rate or inverse telecine, if necessary.

              3       more advanced synchronization mode 1 with msec granular adjustment. Details
              delegated to transcode.

              4       more advanced synchronization mode 2 with msec granular adjustment for NTSC
              materail. Details delegated to transcode.

              5-7  undocumented debugging modes for internal use.

       -P file
              Write GOP meta information to file instead of tdout.

       -W     Print  a  navigation  log file for a given video stream to stdout. This is used for
              transcode's "psu mode" and "cluster mode".

       -d level
              With this option you can specify a bitmask to enable different levels of  verbosity
              (if supported).  You can combine several levels by adding the corresponding values:

              QUIET         0

              INFO          1

              DEBUG         2

              STATS         4

              WATCH         8

              FLIST        16

              VIDCORE      32

              SYNC         64

              COUNTER     128

              PRIVATE     256

       -v     Print version information and exit.


       tcdemux  is  a  front  end  for de-multiplexing program streams and is used in transcode's
       import modules.


       The command

       tcprobe -i movie.vob -x mpeg2

       extracts only MPEG video packets. Further  processing,  i.e.,  extracting  the  elementary
       video stream is done by tcextract.


       tcdemux was written by Thomas Oestreich
       <>  with  contributions  from  many  others.  See
       AUTHORS for details.


       avifix(1), avimerge(1),  avisplit(1),  tcdecode(1),  tcdemux(1),  tcextract(1),  tccat(1),
       tcscan(1), transcode(1)