[Libav-user] Convert MP4 1280x720 to MPG 1280x720

Thomas H thom1948 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 02:29:43 CEST 2012

Hello Michael

Thanks for the link.

I have a DVD Burner program that only accepts avi, dvr_ms, mpg, mpeg,
mpv, wmv, or asf files. I am trying to convert mp4 files to one of
While I can convert to mpg, the mpg file is pixelated, less quality
than the original when I compare them using VLC Media Player.


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Michael Bradshaw
<mbradshaw at sorensonmedia.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Thomas H <thom1948 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Carl.
>> Not sure.
>> Tried everything in the Docs and FAQ.
>> I searched everywhere and found it on a forum.
>> When I run:
>> ffmpeg -i MyKitty.mp4 -vf scale=1280:720 -idct h264 -sameq -target
>> ntsc-dvd MyKitty.mpg
> I'm curious about this. NTSC DVDs are 720x480, not 1280x720. You may
> want to look at this:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video#Frame_size_and_frame_rate
> What exactly is it that you are trying to accomplish?
> --Michael
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