[FFmpeg-devel] Correct settings for MPEG4 part 2 encoder

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue May 12 20:05:30 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:14:18AM +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am currently trying to put together a GStreamer preset file for the
> ffmpeg MPEG4 part 2 encoder. The problem is that I do not know MPEG4
> part 2 well enough to be able to figure you what values I need to put in
> the various categories. Essentially I am trying to figure out what
> combination of available settings for the encoder would correspond to a
> subset of the official profiles for MPEG4 and also for the relevant DivX
> versions. From the googling I have done I suspect that the DivX versions
> essentially map to various Profiles, like Divx4 maybe being Simple
> Advanced, but I am not sure. Below is where I am at currently, so I
> would love it if anyone on this list who are familiar with the MPEG4
> encoder in ffmpeg could help me fill in the blanks.
> pass=cbr

if that means cbr, its a very bad idea, no matter for what

> [DivX3]

divx3 is not mpeg4, divx3 is microsofts binary msmpeg4v3 codec with their
illegal (anti trust law breaking)
if(not asf/wmv container) fail 
check removed

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