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

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Wed Jul 10 14:37:09 CEST 2013

Is there still anything mencoder will do that ffmpeg won't?

I seem to recall there was at some point but I can't recall what.


 From: Roberto Ragusa <mail at robertoragusa.it>
To: "MPlayer usage questions, feature requests, bug reports" <mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu> 
Sent: Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 9:25
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] Are mencoder lossless codecs really lossless?

On 07/09/2013 09:14 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:

> 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).

I have to admit I didn't know either.
My (wrong) idea was that ffmpeg tools were more or less a
proof-of-concept demo of the ffmpeg library and that mplayer/mencoder
were "serious" users of the library.

After a good glance at the ffmpeg man pages, it is evident these tools
have currently a ton or two of advanced and interesting features, so I'm
looking forward to switch my scripts from mencoder to ffmpeg with
good confidence to solve some tricky issues mencoder gives me.

Really thanks for your hint.

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it
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