[FFmpeg-user] Best lossless

Lou lou at lrcd.com
Mon Jan 30 20:13:30 CET 2012

On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:50:53 -0700
Deron <deron at pagestream.org> wrote:

> What is the best lossless encoding method ffmpeg supports for 
> 720p/59.94fps? By best, I mean fewest problems playing and highest 
> compression ratio. (I know, that is still hard to measure). Someone 
> mentioned jpeg2000 to me (lossless mode of course), but I see little 
> mention of it anywhere (not just within ffmpeg).
> Thanks,
> Deron

It depends on what you want to do with the lossless outputs. As for
encoders, if you plan on using the output as an intermediate file for
editing try huffyuv (or maybe ffvhuff). If you want high compression
try x264 lossless. It's hard to give a suggestion without more

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