[MPlayer-users] mencoder questions

Rainer Hantsch office at hantsch.co.at
Mon Apr 4 14:28:12 CEST 2005


I have two questions belonging on mencoder.

1. Reducing verbosity
   When I start mencoder, it tells me more than 60 lines about what it has
   found ans loaded. Surely useful for first steps, but not very
   interesting when running mencoder in scripts where you would like to
   run it not completely but very quiet.
   Is there an option which reduces verbosity to a very minimum, like
   telling me which frame size/fps/encoding it will use (maybe in 1-2 lines?)
   and the same with audio (in another 1-2 lines), followed by the usual
   line with "pos:1583.4s 12345f (0%) ........."?

2. Stamping while recording
   I am sure this is a very unusual wish because everybody is happy to see
   nothing of such stuff inside the recordings, but I have a special case
   where a static text/image should be overlayed either periodically or
   permanent over the whole image.
   I think about either drawing some kind of image in frame size with either
   a transparent background or with one color to be handled as "transparent"
   like in a "bluebox",
   or using only some text which will be inserted like a subtitle.

   The video source will be video4linux (a Hauppauge bt878 card) and will be
   used to record/digitize VHS tapes. Because the recordings are for preview
   DVDs, either the logo of the company or "For your condcideration" should
   be irreversibly inserted.
   The final step of converting my DivX -> DVD-Iso is still a nightmare in
   Linux and will be done on a Windoze PC with Adobe Premiere, but recording
   shall happen on my Linux-Box because everything on hardware is available
   on it.

Any ideas how I could get that done with Linux and my existing mencoder?
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  Ing. Rainer Hantsch

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