[MPlayer-users] anime encoding (VHS tape)

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Jan 30 02:37:12 CET 2005

On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 09:57:34PM +0100, Alain Barthélemy wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a anime recorded a long time ago from TV on a VHS tape. It is bad
> quality and have problem to have a smooth sequence of images after
> encoding with mencoder.
> Question is: can anyone tell me of a Web site where I can find good
> advices to encode anime with mencoder (mpeg4). Man page of MPlayer is
> really not enough.
> My first trial was ... -ovc lavc -lavcopts
> vcodec=mpeg4,vbitrate=2400,mbd=1,dia=3,predia=3,trell,cbp ...
> -vf,...pp=lb,... tv://

never use a deinterlacer for anime; it's _always_ telecined
progressive content. use one of the inverse telecine filters if you
can get it to work, but if your vhs tapes are that bad it might be
difficult, in which case you'd be better off to just capture a single
field and ignore the other one.


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