[MEncoder-users] ffmpeg vs. mencoder with libavcodec

Oded Shimon ods15 at ods15.dyndns.org
Sat Dec 17 20:07:20 CET 2005

On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 02:01:23PM -0500, Gary Steele wrote:
> sorry about that: I actually meant:
> $ mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -mf fps=25 -o output.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4v2:vbitrate=50
> I've encoded both the msmpeg4v2 codec. (this is what ffmpeg reccomends 
> on thier webpage for compatibility of it's output with windows media 
> player.)

Uhh, that can't be right...

$ mencoder tv:// -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4v2:vbitrate=50
Cannot find codec 'mpeg4v2' in libavcodec...

Either way, you should use 'mpeg4', I find it very odd that the ffmpeg site 
reccommends otherwise. 'msmpeg4' and 'msmpeg4v2' are crippled, lower 
quality versions of mpeg4. You should never use them.

P.S. Please don't top-post

- ods15

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