[MPlayer-users] mencoder questions

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 4 22:57:35 CEST 2005

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 02:28:12PM +0200, Rainer Hantsch wrote:
> Hello!
> 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%) ........."?

mencoder ... 2>&1 | grep [insert regex that matches the lines you want to see]

Also try -quiet and -really-quiet

> 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.

Look up the help on the "bmovl" filter.

>    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)

Look at the date on that.. I think you should be using a modern
version, i.e. latest cvs. With that, DVD encoding is much easier and
faster than on windows.


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