[MPlayer-users] detc filter and DVDs that switch from telecine to progressive

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Thu Jul 17 03:00:03 CEST 2003

D Richard Felker III wrote:
> What's needed is either (a) a smarter filter made to handle this
> material, or (b), a way to force mplayer to apply the soft-telecine
> like a hardware player would, so that the inverse telecine filter can
> then reverse it. Method (b) sounds rather dumb in principle, but it's
> probably the best with mplayer's current architecture. Method (a)
> might work once I finish the new inverse telecine engine I'm working
> on, at least with MPlayer G2...
> In the mean time, if your movie doesn't switch back and forth too many
> times, you might be best off just cutting it down the middle at the
> point where it changes, encoding the two parts separately, then
> splicing the resulting avi files together....
> Another thing you could try is omitting the dr=1 parameter to detc.
> BUT, this could break telecine removal, since without dr=1, mencoder
> will decide which frames to drop before showing them to the filters...
> :( So if you try this method, be sure to check that the output stream
> is actually correct, especially around any timestamps where mencoder
> says it skipped frames!
> Rich

Ok, so it looks like I actually wasn't missing anything in my
interpretation of the usage. Thanks for your help, and for the filters.
I'm looking forward to G2.


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