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Av1an

All-in-one tool for streamlining av1 encoding

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Easy And Efficient

Start using AV1 encoding. All open-source encoders are supported (Aom, Rav1e, SVT-AV1). Image to .ivf encoding supported (Aomenc, Rav1e)

Example with default parameters:

./av1an.py -i input

With your own parameters:

./av1an.py -i input -enc aom -v ' --cpu-used=3 --end-usage=q --cq-level=30' -ff ' -vf scale=1280:-1 '
-w 10 -p 2 -a '-c:a libopus -b:a 24k' -s scenes.csv -log my_log -o output_file 

Usage

-i   --file_path        Input file (relative or absolute path)

-o   --output_file      Name/Path for output file (Default: (input file name)_av1.mkv)

-enc --encoder          Encoder to use (aom or rav1e or svt_av1. Default: aom)
                        Example: -enc rav1e

-v   --video_params     Encoder settings flags (If not set, will be used default parameters.
                        Required for SVT-AV1s)
                        Can be set for both video and image mode
                        Must be inside ' ' or " "

-p   --passes           Set number of passes for encoding
                        (Default: Aomenc: 2, Rav1e: 1, SVT-AV1: 2)
                        At current moment 2nd pass Rav1e not working

-a   --audio_params     FFmpeg audio settings flags (Default: copy audio from source to output)
                        Example: -a '-c:a libopus -b:a  64k'

-w   --workers          Overrides automatically set number of workers. 
                        Adjust accordingly to your system
                        Aomenc recommended value is YOUR_THREADS - 2 (Single thread per worker)
                        Rav1e and SVT-AV1 uses multiple threads,
                        Example: Rav1e settings ' ... --tile-rows 2 --tile-cols 2 ... ' -t 3

-s   --scenes           Path to file with scenes timestamps.
                        If given `0` spliting will be ignored
                        If file not exist, new will be generated in current folder
                        First run to generate stamps, all next reuse it.
                        Example: `-s scenes.csv`

-tr  --threshold        PySceneDetect threshold for scene detection

-ff  --ffmpeg           FFmpeg options. Example:
                        --ff ' -r 24 -vf scale=320:240 '

-fmt --pix_format       Setting custom pixel/bit format(Default: 'yuv420p')
                        Example for 10 bit: 'yuv420p10le'
                        Encoding options should be adjusted accordingly.

--resume                If encode was stopped/quit resumes encode with saving all progress
                        Resuming automatically skips scenedetection, audio encoding/copy,
                        spliting, so resuming only possible after actuall encoding is started.
                        /.temp folder must be presented for resume.

--no_check              Skip checking numbers of frames for source and encoded chunks
                        Needed if framerate changes.
                        By default any differences in frames of encoded files will be reported

 -m   --mode            0 - Video encoding (Default), 
                        1 - Image encoding. Using 10 bit encoding and constant quality mode Aom.
                        
-log --logging          Path to .log file(Default: no logging)

Main Features

Spliting video by scenes for parallel encoding because AV1 encoders currently not good at multithreading, encoding is limited to single or couple of threads at the same time.

  • PySceneDetect used for spliting video by scenes and running multiple encoders.

  • Both Video and Image encoding* (Single frame to .ivf, can be viewed by videoplayer).

  • Resuming encoding without loss of encoded progress.

  • Simple and clean console look.

  • Automatic determination of how many workers the host can handle.

  • Building encoding queue with bigger files first, minimizing waiting for last scene to encode.

  • Both video and audio encoding option with FFmpeg.

  • Logging of progress of all encoders.

Install on Windows

1. Use ready Release

Autobuilding .exe from current git available at AppVeyour.

All .exe for ffmpeg, and encoders should be in same folder

2. Install with dependancies

All .exe for ffmpeg, ffprobe, and encoders should be in same folder

Install all requirements listed in requirements file.

If installed programs don't added to enviroment variable, executables can be put in same folder with av1an

Run with command: python -i ./avian.py params..

Install on Linux

Install all requirements listed in requirements file

Optionally add Av1an to your PATH

Run with command: av1an.py params...

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