[MPlayer-users] tmpgenc is better!?!?!?

Michael Loose m.loose at arcor.de
Fri Apr 25 22:31:18 CEST 2003

Up with my experiences. So far nothing (I did say nothing, the bid is 
two boxes of Budweiser) i've tried running Linux is up with TMPEGenc. 

I'd love to find a native solution, but....

Carsten Koch wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Wendy Tromp wrote:
> ...
>> I made this homevideo, with a sony (digital) camera, and i captured 
>> it using adobe premiere, and then i encoded it to mpeg using tmpenc. 
>> 1 hour and 8 minutes of film take about 700 mb. This is reasonable 
>> and I tried to create divx with mencoder, but the quality is a lot 
>> worse. I have played with options all week and I cannot get good 
>> quality divx...
>> Can anyone show me an example of what they use when they create divx? 
>> I'd like to see that to work with.
> Same experience here.
> I have source material that is all-digital (from DVB-S).
> When I encode it with mencoder, I get compression artefacts and
> overall a much worse quality than, for example, when recording the
> same movie with an SGI O2's built-in analog composite video capture
> card and compress it to MPEG-1 with SGI's dmconvert. Even with a
> complete 90 minute movie squeezed on one CD, a dmconvert MPEG-1
> looks a lot better than a mencoder divx of the same size.
> I believe the secret is, that dmconvert and TMPGEnc have absolutely
> the very best algorithms for an optimum quantize matrix and GOP
> structure, so they just squeeze much more quality into almost the
> same size in spite of the inferior MPEG-1 format.
> Of course, dmconvert only runs on IRIX and takes forever on a 180MHz
> SGI O2 and TMPGEnc is for an "operating system" that I personally
> do not like to use, so I would *love* to be proven wrong. If anyone
> shows me how to create excellent quality compression with mencoder,
> I'll switch immediately.
> Carsten.
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