[MPlayer-users] mencoder cropping does not work?

horst.schlonz at gmx.de horst.schlonz at gmx.de
Tue Jan 6 21:30:37 CET 2004

the main problem is i want to create a dvd-video with 3 svcd as source and the 
nero vision express program.

Am Dienstag, 6. Januar 2004 19:12 schrieb Martin Emrich:
> If you use "-ovc copy", the input video stream is recoded but copied 1:1
> to the output file, so the crop filter has no chance of changing the
> video. To use filters, use a "normal" codec, e.g. "-ovc lavc".

this works. the black bars are cut off now.

> But be aware that recoding a video reduces quality. Unless you also want to
> make the file significantly smaller, better leave it in the original
> format.

the original format is 480x480 and has ridiculously big black bars. therefore 
i get a dvd-video that wastes much space on the tv-screen not only above and 
below the movie but also left and right because of the black bars. i hope 
cutting off the bars will fix this.

> > mencoder seems to change the container-format from mpeg to avi. where am
> > i wrong?
> To get an MPEG1 container, use "-of mpeg". But as you ripped it from an
> SVCD, it's certainly an MPEG2 stream, so the output of this won't be
> very compatible with other players.

i will try the avi-container. i think, nero vision express can deal with this.

thank you

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