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NAME

       tcprobe  -  probe  multimedia  streams  from  medium and print information on the standard
       output

SYNOPSIS

       tcprobe
              -i name [ -B ] [ -M ] [ -T title ] [ -b bitrate ] [ -H n ] [ -f  seekfile  ]  [  -d
              verbosity ] [ -v ]

COPYRIGHT

       tcprobe is Copyright (C) by Thomas Oestreich.

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

       -i name
              Specify input source.  If ommited, stdin is assumed.
              You can specify a file, directory, device, mountpoint  or  host  address  as  input
              source.  tcprobe usually handles the different types correctly.

       -B     Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.

       -M     Use  EXPERIMENTAL  mplayer probe, useful for streams that tcprobe doesn't recognize
              elsewhere. With this option enabled, tcprobe merely acts as a frontend for mplayer;
              of course mplayer binary needs to be installed and avalaible somewhere in PATH.

       -T title
              Probe for DVD title

       -H n   This  option  tells tcprobe to scan n MB of input data. Default is to scan 1 MB. To
              detect all subtitles and audio tracks (if available) it is highly recommended  that
              this  n  should  be  at  least increased to 10 or even higher. Very often only some
              audio tracks start during the first MB of a VOB or DVD  file  so  transcode  cannot
              detect them if not called with a higher value.  Please note that transcode(1) has a
              similar -H option as well which has the same meaning.

       -s n   Skip the first n bytes of the input stream. Default is to skip no bytes.

       -b bitrate
              Set audio encoder bitrate to bitrate

       -f seekfile
              Read index/seek information from seekfile. This is especially useful for AVI  files
              when  it  takes  a  long time to probe when there is no index in the AVI available.
              Also see aviindex(1).

       -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.

NOTES

       tcprobe  is a front end for probing various source types and is used in transcode's import
       modules.

EXAMPLES

       The command tcprobe -i foo.avi will print  interesting  information  about  the  AVI  file
       itself and its video and audio content.

AUTHORS

       tcprobe was written by Thomas Oestreich
       <ostreich@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de>  with  contributions  from  many  others.  See
       AUTHORS for details.

SEE ALSO

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