[MEncoder-users] Encoding Pal DVD to AVI or SVCD for NTSC
dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Dec 3 18:56:02 CET 2005
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 05:34:22PM -0800, Scott W. Larson wrote:
> Rich Felker wrote:
> >Yes, and unfortunately there are plenty of bass-ackwards HDTV formats
> >too (interlacing?? wtf?? why is that crap still there?)
> Because the progressive formats are lower resolution,
That's the fault of idiots on the standards committees, not a
fundamental limitation. My point was that interlacing should never
have been in the HDTV standard whatsoever.
> take up too much bandwidth
No, actually interlacing increases the bandwidth requirements
> and aren't as efficient and flexible.
Nonsense. Progressive is more efficient (in terms of bitrate) and also
more flexible (can be framerate-resampled, spatially scaled, ...).
> The highest progressive
> resolution format has less resolution than the average HD display sold
> in the US today and the difference is very noticeable. The interlaced
> formats support telecine flags to send 24 fps progressive video (this
> works great with mplayer). Unfortunately 720p requires that 24 fps
> material be sent with three redundant frames for every five. These
> reasons are why in the US only two networks use 720p while every other
> network and HD cable channel uses 1080i.
Again this is all because the system was designed by idiots.
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