[MPlayer-users] best parameters to encode for 200kbps?

Ricardo Kleemann ricardo at americasnet.com
Wed Sep 29 15:41:54 CEST 2004

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions!

I will try these out...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ulrich Schweitzer" <us- at gmx.de>
To: <ricardo at americasnet.com>; "MPlayer usage questions, features,
bugreports" <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 12:41 AM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] best parameters to encode for 200kbps?

> On Wednesday 29 September 2004 07:03, Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
> > mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts
> > abitrate=32:vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=200:vhq:v4mv:mbd=2:trell:cmp=3:subcmp
> >=3:mbcmp=3: autoaspect:vpass=1 -vf
> > hqdn3d,decimate,scale=352:240,pp=de/fq/tn:1:2:3 infile.avi -o
> > outfile.mp4
> In addition to what the others wrote: You are saving the output from pass
> 1 here. Pass 1 is not meant to produce output video, just to analyse the
> video for the pass 2.
> Change your above line (or rather an optimized version according to the
> comments from Richard and rcooley) to ... -o /dev/null and run it. This
> will produce a file called divx2pass.log. Then run your line again but
> with vpass=2 and -o file.avi. That will give you a better video quality.
> Also, because of the -oac copy, the -lavcopts abitrate=32 doesn't have any
> effect. The audio stream from infile.avi will just be copied.
> Ulrich
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