[FFmpeg-user] Problem with pixel format and/or missing constant

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 00:09:59 EET 2020

Am Mi., 11. März 2020 um 23:05 Uhr schrieb Mark Filipak
<markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com>:
> On 03/11/2020 05:48 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > Am Mi., 11. März 2020 um 22:44 Uhr schrieb Reindl Harald
> > <h.reindl at thelounge.net>:
> >>
> >> Am 11.03.20 um 20:02 schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:
> >>> Why do you want to use a newer x264?
> >>>
> >> why do you always answer "only current GIT of ffmpeg is supported here"
> >
> > Because the development of the two projects is nowadays very different,
> > monochrome encodings (for example) are not supported by most decoders.
> For what it's worth, though the MPEG encoder specs support full, 16-bit
> monochrome (black-&-white) that, theoretically, would better render

I didn't know and I am mildly surprised (16bit video is very uncommon).
Otoh, "MPEG encoder spec" is not very precise...

> monochrome video, all of the modern DVDs that I've encountered use YCbCr
> 4:2:0 for black-&-white movies.

Because that is what the DVD specification requires.

Carl Eugen

More information about the ffmpeg-user mailing list