[MPlayer-users] What are b_frames for and should I use them for my mpeg2 encodings(for DVD) ?

Giacomo Comes comes at naic.edu
Fri May 20 14:15:44 CEST 2005

On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 09:56:55AM +0100, VJ wrote:
> Hi,
>    As the subjects says, I want to learn what B-frames are, what is
> their role and will they benefit my mpeg2 encodings which eventually
> end up on burnt DVD's?

This is not a technical answer, but what you can expect as an user.

With B frames your mpeg will usually be:
with a lower PSNR
take a longer time to encode.

So far, all the commercial DVD I have checked (about 50) are encoded with B frames.


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