How to Reverse a Video

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One of my favorite media utilities is ffmpeg. This command line utility allows us to do some pretty amazing stuff like;

Every once in a while I see a meme or funny video that reverses a video for effect. Since ffmpeg does just about everything I can imagine, I turned to it.

To reverse a video, use the following ffmpeg command:

ffmpeg -i my-video.mp4 -vf reverse my-video.mp4

Remember that you can simply change the video format via the output video's file extension, so you could export to anything from a webm to an animated GIF!

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