[MEncoder-users] x264 profiles

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 10:43:59 CET 2006


On 3/13/06, Raphael <mencoder at lesshaste.plus.com> wrote:
> I am trying to reencode a dvd to x264 and am finding the multitude of
> encoding options slightly overwhelming.  Is there any way to use the
> fantastic looking profiles at
> http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=101813  for example, with
> mencoder?

No, we already have a support for profiles, but we don't use the same
syntax as the one you point at. Have a look at the man page, and dig
for "profiles".

> I can see that one option is to go through each xml file and attempt to
> hand translate into the mencoder profile format but I would like to try
> to avoid that if at all possible.  I attach an example profile below.

The syntax is very simple, so you shouldn't have much problem to write
a parser and translator for it, so it can work with our profiles. It
should be quite a simple task with Java or perl.


Reinventing the wheel certainly is annoying, but as long as all other
wheels are square...

Reimar Döffinger

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