[MPlayer-users] loseless compression

Hans du Plooy hdp at webmail.co.za
Mon Apr 19 13:08:50 CEST 2004

amber wrote:

>what should i install in the linux system to be able to record tv in a loseless
>compression? i've heard about codecs like huffyuv but i can't figure out of the manual
>how to define output to use this codec.
I use mencoder with raw codecs for that (actually I don't, but that's 
the first I tried -my hard disc couldn't keep up :-)
I don't know the exact syntax - I could check at home and send it to you 

It's not compressed though.  Flac would probably be nice for audio - 
don't know if mencoder can do that.

I get pretty good results with just using -oac mp3lame -ovc lavc and 
using a high bitrate/quality setting for both. Audio at 320kbit and 
video at 1400kbit or more give good results.  Certainly enough for the 
quality image and sound that tv tuners are capable of.


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