[FFmpeg-user] controlling bitrate for MJPEG

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Nov 29 19:58:38 CET 2011

Neal Crook <foofoobedoo <at> yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> $ ffmpeg -i foo.avi -b:v 16M -codec mjpeg out_16M.avi
> When I examine/analyse the out_* files I observe that the file size/bit rate
> does not drop below ~8Mbit/sec

Did you try -qscale 31? This should result in the smallest possible size.

Carl Eugen

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