[FFmpeg-user] Best way to scale interlaced video

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Tue Feb 25 17:52:13 CET 2014

Massimo Battistel <battistel <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I have to scale 16:9 interlaced 1080i video down to 
> PAL 576i 4:3

This is not unusual afaict.

> with black bars.

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> ffmpeg -i interlaced1080i.mp4 -vcodec rawvideo -vf
> yadif=1:0,scale=w=720:h=432:interl=0,pad=720:576:0:72,tinterlace=4 
> -acodec copy out.mp4

This has not much to do with above specification and 
it makes no sense imo.

> ffmpeg -i interlaced1080i.mp4 -vcodec rawvideo 
> -vf scale=w=720:h=432:interl=1,pad=720:576:0:72 
> -acodec copy out.mp4

Complete, uncut console output missing.

Does anything change if you remove the pad filter?

Carl Eugen

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