[MPlayer-users] MENCODER: AuDIO OF SYNC when recording from TV

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Aug 19 02:15:01 CEST 2003

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 09:23:34AM +0200, Fabio Papa wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Monday 11 August 2003 21:45, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> ...snip (far too long)...
> >
> > If you're in PAL land, I would expect that TV shows made on film (such
> > as ST:TNG) would come through entirely non-interlaced (2:2 pulldown).
> That would probably true. However, the hardware I use to receive the original 
> signal, a satellite decoder, is far from my computer. Therefore I record it 
> on tape first, and then use my VCR to feed it into mencoder; could it be this 
> extra pass to introduce interlacing?

Nope. However, it will DESTROY the quality. Can't you just get a long
cable? :)

> > So if you're getting interlacing on Voyager, it's probably not
> > produced on FILM, but rather with normal TV cameras. Then they
> > probably do something weird to convert it from NTSC to PAL...
> I am too starting to think they made some silly thing converting voyager to 
> PAL, as they did with DS9: every time there is big movement on the screen, 
> such as when the entire scene got panned, there are two frames which seems to 
> be normally interlaced, and then the third one differs more than twice the 
> other two, creating a bad looking effect, like watching a film without motion 
> compensation on a pentium 100, or something like that. Deinterlace that, and 
> the effect gets only much much worse. By now I am keeping it as it is, but it 
> is bad to watch.

You'd be better off just downloading the NTSC dvdrips of Voyager...or
importing the DVDs if you're so inclined. There's no good way to
convert NTSC to PAL, but the way Voyager was done sounds particularly


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