[MPlayer-users] Re: Fast recompress

Erik Slagter erik at oldconomy.com
Wed Aug 6 21:18:25 CEST 2003

> AFAIK it's faster than mpeg2enc and produces way better quality mpegs.
> It depends on the settings, but for 640x480 it's a bit slower than
> realtime on my Athlon XP 1700+, but I use it mainly because the quality
> is better. According to many tests it's one of the best mpeg2 encoders
> out there.

Oh BTW, does anyone know why there are so many fast (I'm talking > real
time) mpeg 4 enoders, and no fast mpeg 2 encoders? Is this a principal
issue, i.o.w. does mpeg 2 require more computing (which I think
unlikely) or is this simply a matter of mpeg 4 being more popular?

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