[MPlayer-users] Best quality for 42 minutes in 350mb

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Sep 12 22:12:19 CEST 2004

On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 11:57:28AM -0600, Dark Shadow wrote:
> After seeing a few downloaded tv shows that had awesome quality for
> there size I would like to make some for my personal use and have got
> confused with all the settings so I was wondering since it is a well
> used size if someone already made a script and would share it. maybe
> with multiple options like realtime encoding with expectations that
> file is 350mb after editing out commercial. or and prefered one that
> takes a uncompressed file made from this command
> /usr/bin/nice -n 0 /usr/local/bin/mencoder\
> tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:norm=ntsc:fps=29.97:input=2:width=720:height=480\
> :alsa:adevice=hw.0,0:audiorate=48000:amode=1\
> -oac lavc -ovc copy\
> -lavcopts acodec=ac3:abitrate=192\
> -quiet\
> -o $1.avi\
> -endpos 1:04:00
> Then using 2 pass's compresses to 350mb. The ouput file will have
> stereo ac3 audio with a bitrate of 192 and a resolution of 720x480

why are you using lavc's ac3 encoder instead of mp3/lame? lame should
give much better quality...


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