[MPlayer-users] mpeg4 encoding result bitrate

Vladimir Mosgalin mosgalin at VM10124.spb.edu
Tue Jan 13 07:46:23 CET 2004

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Mark Williams (MWP) wrote:

MWM>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
MWM>Hi all,
MWM>Ive just compiled/installed 1.00b3.
MWM>Through a bit of googling and searching of this mailing list im using:
MWM>Using this though, mencoder seems to be ignoring the bitrate im
MWM>For example, i specified 700kbit, and mencoder produced an avi
MWM>avging ~1600kbits/sec (2pass).
MWM>What am i doing wrong?

Well, firstly you should remove vhq option - you are using newer "mbd=2"
instead. Second, using vb_strategy=0 and vme=4 is useless, this is
default. Also I'm not sure that you are improving quality by specifying
predia & dia options, you should check it.

After those changes (also without them) the above string works for me,
but I'm using mplayer 1.0pre4 & cvs libavcodec. Are you sure you are
actually encoding video, you need to use "-ovc lavc" instead of "-ovc
copy"? Btw, in future always report complete command line.



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