[MEncoder-users] Why use TOOLS/calcbpp.pl and scale ?

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Thu Mar 2 17:54:54 CET 2006

On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 14:43:50 +0000
Martin Collins <martin at mkcollins.org> wrote:

> > 4)use a denoiser filter (optional)
> It usually saves bits but costs time.

"-lavcopts nr" uses practically no time, and, IMHO, looks far, far
better than any values for hqdn3d.

> > For my dvd-rips I copy the sound found in the dvd
> So do I if it is 5.1, otherwise I use vorbis.

I'd like to use vorbis, which sounds better than MP3 at similar bitrates
99% of the time, but unfortunately that 1% of the time, it has
incredibly disgusting sounding artifacts.

Try something like the sounds of the cannonballs screeching through the
air in Gettysburg, or the metallic sounds of the hull being compressed
and the engine noise in Das Boot.  They sound like they're being played
back through a tin can... underwater.  

The slight distortion with lame thoughout the entire video is far better
than being perfect 99% of the time, and absolutely horrible 1% of the
time with Vorbis (using the latest aoTuv).

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