[MEncoder-users] MPEG4 (Simple Profile)

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 08:12:38 CET 2006


On 3/22/06, George Dunlap <dunlapg at umich.edu> wrote:
> My wife recently bought an Epson P2000, a portable storage device for
> copying pictures from a digital camera memory card and being able to
> view them.  We discovered that an as an added bonus, it can play
> movies.  However, getting a movie format it can play is turning out to
> be somewhat of a challenge.
> It basically supports two codecs: "MPEG-4 (Simple Profile)" and
> "Motion JPEG".  I managed to get mencoder to successfully make an
> mjpeg file, but it seems like it's not a really good compression
> ratio.
> So I'm wondering: can I pass mencoder something that will make it use
> only the "simple profile" features of mpeg4?  Can anyone give me any
> leads?

This should get you stated:

I am disillusioned enough to know that no man's opinion on any subject
is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to
make him really know what he's talking about.

-- H. P. Lovecraft (about the flamewars on FFmpeg and MPlayer-dev mailing lists)

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