[MPlayer-DOCS] Please, upgrade the 11.8 chapter - formats supported by the -mf opperation of MEncoder

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Aug 29 07:57:10 CEST 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 01:18:54AM +0200, jakubstrychowski wrote:
> Could you upgrade chapter 11.8 of the documentation adding information about all image types supported  by the -mf operation? Currently, we can read at the beginning: “MEncoder is capable of creating movies from one or more JPEG, PNG, TGA, or other image files.“. 

We can't add all formats there, that makes an unreadable mess of the
documentation and would always be outdated anyway.
An auto-generated list exists here:
(for decoding only, I assume you don't care about encoding,
and admittedly that does not necessarily mean it will work with
mf://, but that would be a one-line change to add if not).

> Unfortunately, to ensure my manager, that the MEncoder is the best choice for a movies encoding, I need information about other supported formats explicitly given in the documentation. For me, it is very important to present that MEncoder supports the following formats:

Feel free to quote me when I say we give no warranties so it is silly to rely
on anything written anyway.
Test that what you need works, everything else is pointless.

> I have verified  support of the MEncoder for the DPX, and it works great with all color depth variants DPX  (DPX 8/10/12/16 bits). Thanks to the eq2 filter and gamma correction it is also possible to encode from DPX with logarithmic colorspace.

eq2 does only support 8 bit, so if you use it to do gamma correction on > 8-bit
DPX the result will be quite bad.

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