[MPlayer-users] Re: Fast recompress

Steffen Barszus st_barszus at gmx.de
Thu Aug 7 10:46:48 CEST 2003

Am Donnerstag, 7. August 2003 08:15 schrieb D Richard Felker III:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> 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 :).
> Rich

Well from what I can say svcd is quite more popular on this p2p networks 
(since you can burn it and play it with your dvd-standalone). Would be cool 
if there would raise a usable mpeg2 encoder under linux. 


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