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

Steven Adeff adeffs at rpi.edu
Mon Jul 15 02:29:01 CEST 2002

Corey, I'll change those errors. I wanted to switch the error coding to
use an mencoder exit status, but what i put in there was really only to
exit if mencoder didn't run at all because of a missing file/syntax

I'm working on another script now(tivo2mpeg script) and will post
another version of my mpeg2divx script later.

Thanks for the help

Oh, A'rpi, I uploaded an mpeg that illustrates the problem with my tivo
mpegs, there should also be a text file there for you explaining the

On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 19:00, Corey Hickey wrote:
> Steven Adeff wrote:
> > Corey, I actually used that bash scripting page to write the script I'm
> > using. I'll have to look over what you wrote below and see if i can
> > figure out how to do the parsing...
> > 
> Yeah, your script looks like it should work. You could do some fine-
> tuning later on once you learn more.
> I don't know if you noticed, but the error messages for pass 2 and pass
> 3 are identical.
> -could make things a bit confusing if you encounter a problem. :)
> Also, with regard to the error checking, if mencoder errors out in the
> middle of an encoding the output avi will still exist. Read the exit
> status section of the bash scripting guide. As far as I know, mencoder
> should always return a nonzero exit status if it has a problem.
> -Corey


Steven Adeff
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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