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Upgrading to latest builds?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:28 pm
by JCDinPGH
I've been using ffmpeg for windows to convert my large library to HEVC and save significant space. So far, it has worked very well once I figured out the correct options to maintain the audio and leave it untouched, and only convert the existing video. I don't see much if any difference so far in video quality. I previously used handbrake but I find it to be much slower. The GUI is nice but I'm pretty comfortable with command line and even though I let it chug away on my video collection all day, faster is always better.
My question is, I see the build number changing every few days. Is there any advantage in upgrading to the latest build if the version number stays the same?

Just in case it helps anyone else, this is the command line I use to convert only the video and leave the audio tracks untouched.

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ffmpeg -n -stats -i <input file> -map 0:v -map 0:a -c:v hevc -crf 20 -c:a copy -c:s copy -threads 4 "output file>