[MPlayer-users] A quick mencoder, divx, libavcodec question

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Sun Jul 21 23:56:01 CEST 2002

Rocky Hetherington wrote:

> Although i always recommend to them to ditch the DivX codecs and use
> ffDshow (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow).  It seems to work for
> everyone i've recommended it to, and much better than the DivX codecs
> too.

Same here. I also recommend uninstalling DivX before installing ffdshow;
I've run into conflicts between the two which cause the players to

Also, when ripping NTSC DVDs, -ofps 23.976 is almost always a very good
option to use. Basically, the source video is really 23.976 fps, but the
mpeg headers on the DVD say it is 29.97, so without using -ofps mencoder
will have to duplicate frames in order to bring the fps up. Read about
telecine / 3:2 pulldown if you want to know why.


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