[MPlayer-users] I know what telecine and interlacing are, but ....

James Board jpboard2 at yahoo.com
Wed May 14 17:55:56 CEST 2014

I'm capturing video from the HDMI output of my DVR onto my Linux
PC.  I play the video with mplayer from PC->TV by connecting the
video card's HDMI output to the TV's HDMI input.  When I do that, I
see combing effects on the TV from either interlacing or telecining.

However, if I play the video straight from the DVR->TV, then there's no
combing effects.  But for PC->TV, I see combing effects.  Why is this?
If I'm capturing the video off of the DVR HDMI output, everything is digital,
so when I play the captured video back to the TV from the PC, shouldn't it 
look exactly the same as if I play the video from the DVR->TV?

The only answer I can think of is that maybe the TV de-interlaces, or inverse
telecines the video when it is played from DVR->TV.  But it doesn't do so when
played from PC->TV.  Is that possible?  Or am I misunderstanding some 
other thing?

Anyway, is it possible to play the captured video  with mplayer from the 
PC-TV without any combing effects if I don't explicitly deinterlace or 
inverse telecine the captured video?

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