[MPlayer-users] encoding an xvid for viewing on TV

Joey Parrish joey.parrish at gmail.com
Sat May 12 22:10:36 CEST 2007

On 5/12/07, Andrew Henry <adhenry at bredband.net> wrote:
> John Brown wrote:
> > 2) Failing that, can you run mplayer -identify on your compatible bittorrents,
> > and then use those exact parameters when encoding your own files?
> >
> Thanks for the tip.  I did that and it really helped me.  Now however, I
> realise ive wasted mail lists time, because I just burnt some test files
> to CD: -xy 640, -xy 720 and one without specifying -xy, which would
> generate a 1024x576 file at 1500kbps 25fps, and all 3 files played just
> fine on my DVD player.  I can only guess as to why they didn't play
> before...maybe I was using xvidencopts that were not compatible with my
> player.

Could also be that at 1500kbps, the resolution doesn't matter.  Could
be that when you tried full res before, you didn't constrain the
bitrate and width of 640 just needed fewer bits and thus full below
the max bitrate.


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