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

SYNOPSIS

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

COPYRIGHT

       tcprobe is Copyright (C) by Thomas Ostreich.

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, mount-
	      point or host address  as	 input	source.	  tcprobe
	      usually handles the different types correctly.

       -B     Binary output to stdout for use in transcode.

       -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 subti-
	      tles  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  sup-
	      ported).	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 Ostreich
       <ostreich@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de> with contribu-
       tions from many others.	See AUTHORS for details.

SEE ALSO

       aviindex(1),  avifix(1),	 avisync(1),  avimerge(1),  avis-
       plit(1),	 tcprobe(1),  tcscan(1),  tccat(1),   tcdemux(1),
       tcextract(1), tcdecode(1), transcode(1)


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