[MPlayer-users] Bad quality ("horizontal lines on movement") an mpeg2->divx

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Sun Jul 14 16:43:01 CEST 2002

Steven Adeff wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I'm trying to use this to encode some stuff I got off tivo to mpeg4, but
> when i put in vbitrate="$1" i get an error, can someone help me with
> that?
> thanks!
> On Fri, 2002-07-12 at 10:32, napo wrote:
>>try  this 
>>mencoder -npp lb -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate="$1":vhq:vpass=2 
>>-oac copy -sws 2 -o output.avi -
That line was intended to be used in a script, in which case $1 refers
to the first parameter passed to the script at the command line, i.e.:
$ ./my-encoding-script 900
would make vbitrate be equal to 900.

For your purposes, just say vbitrate=900 or whatever you want (read the


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