[MPlayer-users] Which codec is fast and good?

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Aug 27 06:19:12 CEST 2003

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 04:53:39PM +0200, Rainer Hantsch wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi, Richard Felker!
> Currently I record with 640x480 pixels on an Celeron 1700. I am very close to
> 100% CPU load here, but I get a really excellent quality meanwhile.
> Though there are some questions and i want to please you for your kindly
> answer:
> 1. I get very close to the 2GB limitation of an AVI file even with a 50min
>    recording, so it can easily happen that I exceed this 2GB. But then some
>    players and/or editors will possibly make problems.
>    Is there a way to tell mencoder to only create files up to exactly 2GB and
>    then start a new one - on the fly?

No, but you'll only be using mencoder to begin with, and it doesn't
care that you break the 2 GB boundary. After reencoding audio in the
second pass, your file should be under the boundary, and then you can
use whatever tools you like (except some broken programs which choke
on VBR audio).


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