[FFmpeg-user] filter_complex vs vf with one filter

Hans Carlson forbyta at gmx.com
Sat Nov 18 22:13:32 EET 2017

On Sat, 18 Nov 2017, Gyan Doshi wrote:

> You can use 'scale=-1:720:flags=bicubic' in filter_complex to achieve 
> the same result.

Thanks, that worked, but now the obvious question is which one is 
"better"... quality-wise?  I'm not that concerned about the size 
difference, it was just an indication that something was different.

So, of the possible algorithms (and there appear to be several):


any suggestions for which one gives the best quality?  My application is 
mainly h264 -> mpeg2.

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