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

Fabio Papa f.papa at mcmspa.it
Thu Aug 21 08:54:12 CEST 2003

On Tuesday 19 August 2003 02:15, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> 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? :)
Heh, tell it to my mom :)

> > > 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
> bad...
I would be so happy to download them. But I'm sure you're not telling me where 
to find them... ;)

> Rich
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