[MPlayer-G2-dev] mencoder-g2 ?

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Mon Aug 4 23:22:44 CEST 2003


> i was wondering, is anybody working on an mencoder port to g2, or is

afaik not yet

> there still some major work that needs done on g2 before it wold be
> feasible?  if it's just that nobody has worked on it yet, i might give
> it a shot.
> also, as i understand it, one advantage of g2 over g1 is that it can
> process multiple streams at once, and this would be great to put into
> an mencoder-g2 eg. for ripping multiple dvd audio tracks, etc.  i'm

i'll (maybe with help of Rich) develop it, later.
g2 libs are far from being complete, we still have a lot of things to do.

> just not sure how it would work with mplayer's command-line processing,
> especially what sort of syntax would be used to specify possibly
> different encoders/encoding options/filters for different streams.  even
> with g1, just specifying a decent set of encoding options for one stream
> gets a bit unweildy.  as much as i hate the abundant over-use of guis
> when there's no need, a gui for selecting tracks to encode, along with
> filters and encoding options could be much nicer than the command line
> for more complex encodes.
> or does somebody have an idea for a good command-line syntax?

Anyone may write guis for it (it's the idea behind G2's modular,
UI-independnet design), but for mencoder, i think a good commandline
syntax is required, and the already existant mencoder frontends will
be updated to support it. Generating scripts/commandlines for commandline
tool has the advantage, that you can run the long encoding process 
remote on X-less servers or in the background...

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer G2, the Movie Framework for all - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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