[MPlayer-users] Are mencoder lossless codecs really lossless?

James Board jpboard2 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 9 14:45:17 CEST 2013

Okay.  Yes, I didn't know mencoder wasn't supported anymore.  The Wikipedia page on mencoder didn't mention this.  I will use ffmpeg instead of mencoder, I think (I have to make sureffmpeg does everything mencoder used to do).  I had thought that ffmpeg were two separate things.  Is mplayer also obsolete?

From: Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at>
To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu 
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 3:14 AM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Are mencoder lossless codecs really lossless?

James Board <jpboard2 <at> yahoo.com> writes:

> * ljpeg: lossless jpeg
> * ffv1: FFmpeg's lossless video codec
> * ffvhuff: nonstandard 20% smaller HuffYUV using VY12

ffv1 should beat the others in compression for any input 
video, since it supports multi-threading, it should at 
least not be significantly slower than the other two on 
modern hardware.

Since you apparently don't know:
MEncoder is not an actively maintained application for 
several years, please use FFmpeg (which now supports 
an inverse telecine filter that is slower but more 
accurate than pullup).

Carl Eugen

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