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tcprobe(1)		    General Commands Manual		    tcprobe(1)

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

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

       tcprobe is Copyright (C)	by Thomas Oestreich.

       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.

       -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.

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

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

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

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

tcprobe(1)		       12th October 2003		    tcprobe(1)


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