[FFmpeg-user] Convert MOV to some lossless format.

Tim Nicholson tim.nicholson at bbc.co.uk
Thu Dec 15 18:16:02 CET 2011

On 15/12/11 17:04, A Commuter wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for a simple ffmpeg command that will convert a MOV file created using a digital camera, to a high quality format that can be read by my DVD creator software. I've tried mov to mpg with no arguments, and my source, 95 MB turned into an output of 5MB. The quality looks a little grainy. FYI. Only a 32 second video if you're wondering. :-)
> I used this: ffmpeg -i in.mov out.mpg
> I think I need to specify yuv444p instead of ffmpeg auto-selecting yuv420.

Hardly, I doubt you will get 444 into an mpeg.....
> Any help is appreciated.

You could try:-

ffmpeg -i in.mov -target pal-dvd out.mpg

to get some resonable figure for data rates etc.

If you are across the pond then s/pal/ntsc/

> Thanks, Jim. 		 	   		


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