[MPlayer-users] Re: [-] Re: [-] TV-recording with mencoder, "video-buffer full"

Matthias Wieser mwieser at gmx.de
Mon Feb 28 22:26:39 CET 2005

Am Montag, 28. Februar 2005 17:01 schrieb D Richard Felker III:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 12:23:50PM +0100, Matthias Wieser wrote:
> > You could try pp=fd instead of pp=lb. The former should give a
> > sharper image quality.
> Bad suggestion, IMO. If you're going to use pp=fd, just capture a
> single field (height=288) instead. The quality will be comparable
> either way,

My tests show the opposite. (http://home.knuut.de/MWieser_/index.html)

> since pp=fd essentially throws away one whole field

..only when it actually needs to deinterlace. Static scenes show much 
better quality than pp=md, pp=ci, and so on.

> (but also adds edge ghosting from the other field -- very ugly!)

I have never seen those edge ghosting. Do you have screenshots?

> and single-field capture will use a LOT less cpu time

...and give a LOT less quality. If someone has a >2GHz Athlon, kerndeint 
should be worth a try. It's imho the only deinterlace included in 
Mplayer, that does not decrease the quality of static scenes.


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