[MEncoder-users] ipod video encoding settings assistance

Mark Himsley mark at mdsh.com
Sun Sep 7 18:20:12 CEST 2008

lists.mplayerhq.hu at spam.phoenixdigital.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> I got some assistance a few months back in getting my settings right for 
> encoding videos in h264 so they would play back on the xbox360.... Now I 
> was under the assumption that the video files I was making would be ipod 
> compatible but however they do not transfer over to my iphone due to 
> some incompatibility itunes does not specify.
> Can someone please steer me in the right direction as to what is wrong 
> with my mencoder settings?

I use this, which gives cracking quality 25FPS MP4s from wide-screen DTT

"$MENCODER" -v \
	"$i" \
	-o "$d" \
	-aspect 1050:576 \
	-ofps 25.00 \
	-noskip \
	-mc 0 \
	-vfm ffmpeg \
	-vf kerndeint=18:0:0:1:0,crop=688:568:16:4,scale=480:272,harddup \
	-ovc lavc \
	-oac lavc \
	-of lavf \
	-lavfopts format=ipod


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