[MPlayer-users] flickering artifacts

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Sep 20 17:32:19 CEST 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 04:30:42PM +0200, Ulrich Schweitzer wrote:
> On Monday 20 September 2004 16:26, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > > "... hard on the drive ...". Can you explain a little more? It is the
> > > DVD drive I suppose. Why does it give the "drive" more strain than
> > > just reading?
> >
> > because it reads for 12+ hours instead of 2 hours. imo this is a
> > non-issue though. just properly set the drive speed down to 1x and you
> > should be fine.
> The thing is that most drives cannot read slower than 1x but encoding 
> often is slower (depending the cpu and the codec settings, of course). So 
> the drive is not just reading, it is *seeking* the whole time you are 
> encoding.

1x is 150k/s, about 1/8 realtime dvd playback speed. most cpus encode
at least 3 fps, so i don't see a problem...

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