[FFmpeg-user] Capturing video using ffmpeg in source format

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 02:28:14 EET 2017

2017-12-07 16:25 GMT+01:00 Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net>:

> I'm not sure what to do for the mpeg4 codec, Google
> or others on this list should help you. The default of 200 kb/s is
> probably the issue, I'm guessing that the codec many be trying really
> hard to compress the hell out of your HD images (and won't succeed).

Since -qscale 1 was specified, (default) bitrate is no issue, the
video is encoded with near-lossless quality.
Note that old MEncoder documentation suggested to always
use -qscale 2 instead -qscale 1.

Carl Eugen

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