[MPlayer-users] Re: Fast recompress

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Aug 7 08:15:50 CEST 2003

On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 09:18:25PM +0200, Erik Slagter wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > 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?

It's because mpeg4 is useful for illegally copying movies on the
internet (quite a popular activity :) and mpeg2 is only useful for
making dvds/svcds (apparently much less popular :).


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