[MPlayer-users] mencoder questions
office at hantsch.co.at
Mon Apr 4 15:04:46 CEST 2005
On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, Oleynik Phil wrote:
| Rainer Hantsch wrote:
| >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%) ........."?
| Do -quiet and -really-quiet options not help? I displays in extreme case
| only program version.
| If you are really inclined to make mplayer totally quiet - edit source.
| It will help for sure.
Sorry to say, but this options seem to be only valid for mplayer, not for
mencoder. When I use -quite, it immediately aborts with "-quiet illegal
option". (I would not have asken when -quiet would work.) ;-)
Again a reason for splitting the docs into TWO docs. One for mplayer and one
for mencoder, each one only showing what is valid in the related program.
| >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.
| I recommend to use subtitles and hardsub it into the movie, maybe not
| right from TV.
Can you tell me how to do that? I never played around with subtitles. Let's
start with the following situation: I have a ready made (recorded) DivX4 file
on my harddisk, plus mplayer/mencoder.
| > 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?
| >-> MEncoder 0.90-RPM-3.2 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)
| For your version - I really recommend to change it to pre6a. Mplayer and
| mencoder improved GREATLY,
| since that ancient times.
Is it running stable? This is most important to me.
Currently I am not very interested in changing anything because I am
recording some series from TV (Enterprise, SG Atlantis). And I don't want to
start experiments and loose possibly some episodes hereby.
Therefore any suggestion which works with my existing (and approved) versions
is currently preferred.
Ing. Rainer Hantsch
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