[MEncoder-users] Extremely Safe Archival Methods

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 20:23:56 CET 2005


On 12/4/05, list-catcher at hellburner.com <list-catcher at hellburner.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to archive some stuff in the safest, most peace of mind, and
> easily retrieveable way possible.  I want to encode something into files
> and be certain that I can play it back 10 years from now without
> searching for anything other than a standard video player.  In the view
> of the members of this list what are the codecs and other encoding
> options most likely to be common 10 years from now?  In what ways can an
>  encoding be made that will ensure that it will be playable 10 years
> from now with as little effort in it's playback as possible?

It's very simple: stick to standards: MPEG2, 4 (ASP or AVC). Same for
audio: use MPEG1 layer III, AAC, stuff like that.

MPlayer's doc is offline. Find some fresh one here:

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