[MPlayer-users] more newbie questions

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Feb 15 07:55:56 CET 2003

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 01:09:07PM -0800, Brian Craft wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 02:48:02PM -0500, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > Well, actually the source material could be 24 fps movie, converted to
> > 29.97 fps by so-called "telecine". Search the archives for details if
> > you're curious.
> Hm, weird. It is a film source. Shouldn't mplayer (90rc3) have identified it
> as telecine and inverted it?

It can only detect after playing several frames. You should see a
message when it detects, unless someone recently removed that message.

> Is telecine the only algorithm used to convert film to 29.97 fps? Is it the
> same as 3-2 pulldown?

Yes, AFAIK it's another name for the exact same process.


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