[MPlayer-users] tv recording problem

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Jul 29 00:22:14 CEST 2003

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 09:35:33PM +0200, Timo Gerke wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]

> Hi List,
> if I try to record something from TV, I'm using following command:
> mencoder -tv \
>  driver=v4l:input=0:buffersize=512:width=768:height=576:channels=SE15 \ tv:// -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video -vop pp=lb/tn,scale=384:288\
>  -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -o test.avi
> After a few seconds I always get "too bad -- dropping audio frame".
> Is it possible to increase the audio buffer?
> If not, that can I do?	

The problem is not audio buffer but video buffer. However, no matter
how much you increase the size, you'd just be delaying the inevitable.
Your computer is way too slow to record 768x576 video to mpeg1 in
realtime. I see you're postprocessing and scaling down to
384x288..this is a big waste of time. Just capture at 384x288 to begin
with. Or buy a faster computer.


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