[MPlayer-users] lavc-Options for *BEST* quality?

Yourself sl4rtyb4rtf4st at yahoo.gr
Mon Feb 3 20:07:59 CET 2003

Quoting D Richard Felker III (dalias at aerifal.cx)
Message date: 03 Feb 2003 at 13:07

> Also, vorbis audio is a very good way to save space, but ogm container
> format is horrible. It wastes lots of space on the page headers (about
> twice as much space as an AVI index for the same file) and it's not
> easily seekable. I was using ogm enthusiastically for a while, but now
> I'm using avi, with mp3 :( audio until someone finds a way to put
> vorbis inside avi or else makes a good a/v format.

Well, why is it so terrible? I mean, you can save up to 30Kbit/sec (or
more!) by going from 128Kbit mp3 to 88Kbit vorbis, and allocate 29 
(maybe more!!) to the video stream itself.

True, seeking is a bit weird, but who cares?

On the other hand, index in avis are right on the end, so in order to
start playing an avi from a CD, your cdrom has to seek to the end, read
the index and then "rewind". Ogg does not have this. This means to me
that an avi in a CD takes about 5-6 seconds to start playing (while the
cdrom strives to read the last bytes of the 800MB cds) whereas ogg
starts immediately. Sometimes, i'm so pissed off that I use 

$ cat movie.avi | mplayer -

For my part, I never encode to avi....

have fun

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Those that understand binary and those that don't.

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