[MPlayer-users] Having problems ripping a telecine dvd [León:the professional Director's cut]

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed May 7 21:16:46 CEST 2003

On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 05:11:55PM +0200, Pere Castañer wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]

> On Wed, 7 May 2003 16:38:05 +0300
> Jukka Tastula <jukka.tastula at kotinet.com> wrote:
> > Eh? First you tell mencoder to use aspect 16/9 and then wonder why it >doesn't show it in 2.35:1? FYI 16/9 = ~1.78:1, nowhere near 2.35:1. If >-aspect 2.35 really works you should tell mencoder -lavcopts >aspect=2.35, not this imaginary 16/9.
> Dvd has 16/9 aspect ratio but the problem is that when I use calcbpp script (in TOOLS mplayer dir) the script tells me that the scale parameter will be 710x256 and this is a too narrow resolution (to much black bars and small width of avi)
> The movie has a 720x480 resolution, so making aspect=16/9 in a lavcops option I don't need to think about the right scale resolution, isn't it?
> > And do remember that you'll get things thrown at you if you expect >people without mplayer to get this played out right without getting >lots and lots of gray hair first.
> Yes I know, thanks.

First of all, please fix your mailer so it wraps lines properly. Your
message is very hard to read as-is, and you even messed up the quoted
part by removing its linebreaks.

Second, 16:9 is the aspect ratio before cropping. You need to crop off
the black borders or encoding quality will SEVERELY suffer. Read
DOCS/tech/encoding-tips.txt for a good overview of all the issues
involved, and remember, making a good encoding is a process that
requires a lot of care, attention, and willingness to learn, not an
automated "press-the-green-button-and-it-goes" thing.


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