[mythtv] ffmpeg SWSCALE!

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 31 01:49:11 UTC 2006

On 08/30/06 21:16, Steven Adeff wrote:

>On 8/30/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>>(BTW, the reply in the other thread is one which your laughter prompted
>>me to actually send, after it sat in my Drafts folder for a day and a half.)
>I forgot about our previous thread,

Yeah, the one you forgot about was an old one ( 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/203463#203463 ), but 
the message to which I replied was one you sent yesterday morning.  I 
did mention (but didn't quote) the other thread (and all the heat I 
took) in my reply, though.  :)  I couldn't decide whether to send the 
reply or not because of the potential for a lot of off-topic flames 
choking the list (something to which the list shouldn't be 
subjected--but feel free to send them my way ;).

> I'm going to research this myself
>though, and see if I can't figure out what you say they say.

It's probably easier to figure out what they say (and cut out the middle 
man) as I often don't even make sense to myself.  Something about a 
permanent state of confusion...

>as for HD-DVD transfers, many of the early ones for broadcast *were*
>DVD upscales, and it was painfully evident. Now though, because
>studios are preparing for HD-DVD and have invested the money in the
>proper transfer equipment, everything is being transfered at 4K
>(maximum resolution of 35mm film) and then downscaled to 1080p for

Yes.  We do have much to gain in the future as the new 
hardware/infrastructure is put in place.  (Especially once we start 
getting some really-high-definition TV's.  ;)  For now, though, a good 
HDTV with a good DVD gives a /huge/ improvement over NTSC.  The 
improvement from this DVD to HDTV (720p/1080i/1080p) is much smaller, 
though (on today's TV's, but in the future... ;).


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