[FFmpeg-user] ffvhuff mkv playback issues and odd coloured artefacts

Kai Hendry kai.hendry at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 10:40:05 CET 2015

Thanks to "relaxed" on the IRC channel:

On 4 March 2015 at 10:46, Kai Hendry <kai.hendry at gmail.com> wrote:
> So using ffmpeg 1:2.5.4-1 and mplayer 37353-1 from Archlinux, I'm now
> unable to playback the intermediate mkv files without stuttering.

Solution: Use ffplay or mpv instead of mplayer

> Next problem that I'm noticing, are these odd artifacts in my
> recording: http://s.natalian.org/2015-03-04/artifacts.png
> I'm not sure what this phenomenon is called. Or how to avoid it. Does
> anyone know?

Solution: "color space conversion" artifact. Solved by "Lossless
recording" from https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Capture/Desktop

I've since updated https://github.com/kaihendry/recordmydesktop2.0

Many thanks!

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