[MEncoder-users] which vcodec to use?

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 10:44:19 CET 2006


On 1/4/06, SZABO Zsolt <szazs at mm.bme.hu> wrote:
> [a lot of newbie question follows]
> The howtos mostly mention mpeg4 (lavc) in the examples. And because it
> seemed to me some kind of newly accepted ISO format I used also mpeg4.
> However, the avi created with mencoder0.92 and '-ovc lavc
> -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4' differs somehow in its header from the one created
> with mencoder1.0pre7. The linux file utils says for the first one that
> this is a "video: uncompressed DIVX" (or such) but for the latter one it
> says nothing ("video: ,audio: ...").
> When playing the movie with mplayer there is a "Video: [DIV4] ..." line
> for the older type and "Video: [FMP4] ..." for the newer one.
> I only asked this because it was a problem to play the newer mpeg4 avi
> files under w*ndows (XP + MediaPlayer). As "ultima ratio" I suggested him
> to download mplayer for w*ndows, which worked. However, he missed the GUI
> frontend for it. Does this available only under Cygwin?

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