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ffmpeg as encoder

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on February 22, 2008 06:09 PM
ffmpeg is probably fine to generate DV files, but it's an atrocious MPEG2 encoder. It has poor to non-existent rate control, and the image quality is bad.
mpeg2enc, the MPEG2 encoder that comes with mjpegtools, is better. Has usable rate control, provides better image quality.
Recently, I started to experiment with HC Encoder. It's a Windows app, but it runs very well under WINE. It's as fast or faster than ffmpeg, and the image quality is better than mpeg2enc. It has excellent rate control too. I think I might use it exclusively from now on.


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