[MPlayer-users] using mencoder with -mf, pixelation

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Fri Mar 25 22:17:17 CET 2005

On Friday, 25 March 2005 at 21:32, Brian Craft wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 02:21:40PM -0500, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:54:47AM -0800, Brian Craft wrote:
> > > MEncoder 1.0pre5-3.3.4 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
> > 
> > Please upgrade to a modern version (preferably cvs, but at least pre6)
> > before reporting bugs.
> Thanks! With the cvs version mplayer will play back the avi file created
> by mencoder.
> For my next newbie question:
> The resulting avi looks very pixelated (probably the wrong term ... lots
> of rectangular blocks of color are apparent in the output).
> So, the question is, what's happening between here:
>     mplayer mf://'*jpg' -mf type=jpeg -vf scale=768:576 
> ... where the video looks great, and here
>     mencoder mf://'*jpg' -mf type=jpeg -vf scale=768:576 -ovc lavc
>     mplayer test.avi
> ... where the video looks blocky. And how do I fix it? I'm looking over
> the encoding options, but they don't mean much to me at this point.

If they don't then you should read about video encoding in general. You
seem to know hardly anything about it. Certainly not enough to know that
you should specify at least the bitrate and the codec you wish to encode


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