[MPlayer-users] Re: Re: (help) mencoder fails: FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at alumni.cs.utexas.edu
Mon Jun 13 22:12:08 CEST 2005

Rich Felker wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 10:03:49AM -0500, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>> Jeff Clagg wrote:
>> > Apparently, the answer to your question is that you need to run a 1st
>> > pass before you can run a 2nd pass.
>> Hi, Jeff.  I'm sorry, but I'm a bit confused.  I got this mplayer command
>> line from an iAudio forum and the poster said thats all you need to
>> convert a DVD to the format the X5 can handle (which is XVID).
>> To quote him:
>> "LINUX (movies never stop or freeze with these settings, guess its
>> vbitrate:100 and fps:14.985 which relievs the X5 cpu):
>> mencoder IN.avi -o OUT.avi -oac mp3lame -lameopts mode=2:cbr:br=96:vol=0
>> -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=100:vhq:vpass=2 -ffourcc XVID
>> -vf scale=160:128 -ofps 14.985"
>> Is that just wrong or am I missing some other info (maybe in another
>> post)?
> Well you should probably use the correct framerate, 15000/1001...

python -c "print 15000/1001.0"

14.985 isn't close enough?

Either way, Jeff was right.  I'm still confused why the poster on
iaudiophile.net would post that command line with "vpass=2" as the command
to rip a DVD into whatever the X5 requires.

Heh, I have audio/video sync probs now...but thats the subject of another

> Rich

-- C

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