[MPlayer-users] 2-pass log and quality

hdp at webmail.co.za hdp at webmail.co.za
Sun Aug 21 22:40:27 CEST 2005

Guillaume POIRIER wrote:

>>If I use the fastest options in xvid (or lavc for that matter) in the
>>first pass, is the log file usable for the second pass if I use all the
>>highest quality (slowest) switches instead?
>That's exactly what the 'turbo' option is made for, and does. :)
Thanks, that's useful!

If I may ask your opinion, I'm busy encoding most of my DVD collection, 
in part for fun, in part for my home "media server" - mostly TV series: 
Alias, Smallville, CSI, Quantum Leap, X-Files, that type of thing.   I'm 
using the following to encode - do you mind telling me if it's any good?

mencoder dvd://1 -aid 128 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=256:mode=1:aq=9 
-ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=1000:gmc:hq_ac:vhq=4:pass=1 -vf 
scale=720:404 -o /dev/null

mencoder dvd://1 -aid 128 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=256:mode=1:aq=9 
-ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=1000:gmc:hq_ac:vhq=4:pass=2 -vf 
scale=720:404 -o Alias\ -\ s02e17\ -\ A\ Dark\ Turn.avi

This gives me very good results for the size, but I guess there's always 
room for improvement... :-)


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