[MEncoder-users] VHS capturing 2 avi
dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Dec 16 22:58:35 CET 2005
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 08:42:08AM +1100, Allen wrote:
> Thanks for your advice. I have been scouring the net and mencoder list
> archives, and have been going in circles at times with all the options.
> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 14:46 -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 12:09:47AM +1100, Allen wrote:
> > >
> > > The command I use at the moment is:
> > >
> > > mencoder -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:width=720:height=576:norm=PAL -ovc lavc
> > > -oac lavc -lavcopts
> > > vcodec=mpeg4:trell:ildct:ilme:vbitrate=1400:acodec=mp2:abitrate=112
> > > -endpos 5336 -o my-movie.avi tv://
> > You also need to use -mc 0 and -noskip when capturing interlaced
> > content. Any frame skips/duplication will be very very bad. However
> > this can lead to a/v sync issues if your timers aren't in sync.
> > Unfortunately mencoder sucks and has no good solution for tv capture..
> > :(
> I'll use your suggestions on my next captures. What do you use to
> capture from TV? And do you playback on the PC or TV? I am running
> under Linux 184.108.40.206-21.9-smp, but can also boot into windoze if I
> really really must.
The few times I've done it, I've used mencoder. But I know its
limitations and they're rather bad. :(
> > > I have tried to capture and scale to a smaller size, but no matter the
> > > bitrate I seem to end up with very blocky content, and the file size
> > > ends up the same as above anyway.
> > >
> > > Any comments or suggestions are much appreciated.
> > You need a much higher bitrate than 1400 for one-pass encoding (which
> > TV capture will always be). Interlacing increases the bitrate
> > requirement even more. Try 5000 or so. :)
> I picked 1400 as a compromise between size and quality. You're right,
> it probably should be better. When I convert the movies to SVCD the
> quality is reasonable, but there is some flaring in bright colours and a
> little bit of lost detail in some parts. But again, this allows me to
> store an hour of captured interlaced content in 650mb.
> Here is my command to then turn the above capture into a SVCD
> mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=xsvcd -vf
> scale=480:288,harddup -srate 44100 -lavcopts
> vcodec=mpeg2video:mbd=2:keyint=15:vrc_buf_size=917:vrc_minrate=600:vbitrate=2500:vrc_maxrate=2500:acodec=mp2:abitrate=224 -ofps 25 -endpos 180 -o shrek.mpg shrek.avi
svcd is 576 pixels high, not 288.. If this works on your player you
got especially lucky..
Anyway if you're going to converto to single-field, you should just
capture single-field to begin with. Don't bother capturing interlaced.
And also don't use scale on interlaced content unless you know how to
Some RTFM is probably in order.. :)
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