[MPlayer-users] Feature request: transcode's smartdeinter filter.

John Evans jevans64 at knology.net
Tue Feb 18 11:41:41 CET 2003

I would love to see a new deinterlace filter for mplayer/mencoder. I've been
pulling my hair out
to get an encode on Linux to look as good as the encodes I do on the Windoze
side using

Rich. Look into a port of Donald Graft's Decomb for mencoder. The field
deinterlacer is the best
I've come across and the source is available ( coding is not my strong
suit ).

pp=fd does not work for my source ( the UFO, Star Trek, Space1999 series ).

I've been able to get very good results ( as good as Decomb ) using
Transcode 0.6.3 with the
following postprocessing filters enabled >>>

-J ivtc,decimate  ( just part of the script since I don't have access to my
Linux box now ).

It is slow ( about 6 FPS on a P3 1GHz ) and a little bit of a trick has to
be done with the audio to
get the sync right ( I have not figured out how to properly extract and
convert the ac3 audio from 29.97
 to 23.976 ).

I am currently sticking with Windoze since I get about 18 - 20 FPS there.

Make sure that -M 0 and the framerate is 29.97.

The audio should be extracted separately. I use AVIdemux to change the frame
rate of the video to 23.976
and mux the ac3 audio.

I hope this helps someone since I only have a few weeks experience with

----- Original Message -----
From: "D Richard Felker III" <dalias at aerifal.cx>
To: "MPlayer user's list." <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Feature request: transcode's smartdeinter

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 11:44:42PM -0500, James Bostick Crowson wrote:
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> > While mplayer's current best deinterlacer (-vop pp=lb) works very well
> Currently the best? IMO it's the worst.
> > removing interlacing artifacts, it's not the best when it comes to
> > preserving detail in still scenes - it's not motion-adaptive at all.
> > Transcode has had for a while a much better adaptive filter,
> > (GPL - it's actually a port of VirtualDub's smart deinterlacer plugin).
> > Unfortunately transcode is not very useful for realtime playback. :)
> > filter detects moving areas of images and only deinterlaces them, so it
> > preserves detail on still scenes.  This is especially useful for anime,
> > which has quite a lot of still scenes that pp=lb blurs.
> Yes, use pp=md. You might also try pp=fd, but it introduces some faint
> artifacts for me when used with anime.
> BTW, you should check if your anime is really interlaced material, or
> telecined (3 clean frames followed by 2 interlaced ones). If it's
> telecine, you might want to wait a while to encode, since I'm in the
> process of writing a filter that will recover the whole noninterlaced
> picture at 24 fps nondestructively. But if you can't wait, pp=md
> should do an acceptable job.
> Rich
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