[FFmpeg-user] Worse quality than mencoder

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Nov 24 15:45:00 CET 2014

Am 24.11.2014 um 15:40 schrieb n32 at email.cz:
> If you mean "-b:v 1000k", ffmpeg doesn't allow me to run 2-pass without it.
> Is there another way to get CBR with ffmpeg?

that's not the problem *but* you set the 1000k on more places and so 
force CBR instead VBR which is bad, especially in context of 2-pass 
because that can *heavily* benefit of VBR in both directions for a 
optimized balance quality/size

> On 2014-11-24 15:30, James Darnley wrote:
> "You are setting VBV options for ffmpeg and not in mencoder (and forcing
> CBR at that) do I'm not surprised you get different output."

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