[mythtv-users] PDATRANSCODE: Mencoder Issue

Jon Larson jtlarson at u.washington.edu
Tue Nov 20 15:47:19 UTC 2007

Jeff volckaert wrote:
> I just got an Ipod Touch to replace my Dell Axim X51V for watching
> Mythtv video.  I'm trying to update PDATranscode to emcode video for
> the Ipod.
> This command using FFMpeg works:
> nice -+19 ffmpeg -i  $VIDEODIR/$FILENAME -f mp4 -r 30 -vcodec mpeg4 -b
> 384 -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -g 300 -acodec aac -ar 44100 -ab 192 -s 320x240
> -aspect 16:9 -title $TITLE $VIDEODIR/pda/$TITLE-$STARTTIME.mp4 -v -1
> But this command using Mencoder produces a file that I can't import into Itunes:
> nice -+19 mencoder -ofps 30000/1001 -af lavcresample=24000 -vf harddup
> -of lavf -oac lavc
> -ovc lavc -lavcopts aglobal=1:vglobal=1:vcodec=mpeg4:acodec=aac -lavfopts i_cert
> ify_that_my_video_stream_does_not_use_b_frames -oac lavc -ovc lavc -lavcopts agl
> obal=1:vglobal=1:vcodec=mpeg4:acodec=aac  -o
> -quiet
> Any suggestions?  Anyone had success encoding for an Ipod using Mencoder?
> BTW, I think Mencoder produces a better quality picture than FFmpeg,
> that's why I like using it.
> Jeff
Jeff--I don't have any great wisdom to give, but maybe some of the 
profiles on this page could help: 


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list