A great method to not only save your ffmpeg commands but it gives you the ability to run the command across many files in a batch mode. The other bonus is that it not only uses ffmpeg but a few other command line tools such as Handbrake, FFmbc and AVConv.
Upon first run you should be asked where the ffmpeg.exe is located. If not you can access the preferences file by right clicking in the box above the input area.
You get a few Presets at the start and all of these are housed in a presets.xml file that you can edit to quickly create a file containing just the ones you want.
You can also Download pre written presets for your NLE or other purpose.
In the example above I have entered a file ready for some work to be done on it. The little play arrow on the left enables you to attempt to play the input file in ffplay. The ‘i’ will parse it through ffprobe. I have selected an mpeg1 preset just as an example.
Its really handy that, when the transcodes have been completed, the full command line parameters are displayed and are copyable – you can save them for your notes.
Creating new presets is pretty simple and these can be named and placed into categories. I always have a blank one ready to edit and save as new.
Another job on the to-do list is create a preset file specifically for FVA use – watch this space!!