[MPlayer-users] Re: Newbie problems starting mencoder

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Thu Sep 25 09:09:25 CEST 2003

D Richard Felker III wrote:
> This is greatly oversimplified. Please do not tell people to use these
> filters unless they really apply. For example, they will butcher
> content made with tv cameras!
Of course it's a great oversimplification. That's why I pointed to 
encoding-tips.txt. Besides, how would my advice result in butchered 
recordings from TV cameras? My explanation was far more in depth than 
the instructions Amit was using, so I don't see how I caused harm. If 
you want me to quote all of "encoding-tips.txt" and all other advice 
I've found, I could do that, but some people are capable of using URLs.

>>It's also a bad idea to use VBR MP3 in an AVI, since there are often 
>>sync problems. A better place to start would be MPlayer's own documentation.
> Please stop this too. VBR mp3 is known to work great with all major
> players and VBR in general is part of the avi standard. If someone is
> getting desync, it's a result of using a broken version of lame or a
> very broken player, not a problem with VBR in general. Downgrading
> lame to 3.90 might help.

So what's Andre Bruce's problem? Have you tested "all major players" 
yourself? As you say, there are broken players, so concessions may have 
to be made. It's similar with the MPEG-4 aspect ratio tag. It may be in 
the standard and we all know MPlayer respects it, but which other 
players do?

Jonathan Rogers

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