[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:
> 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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