[MPlayer-users] Quality of DVD rips

Mark Zealey mark at zealos.org
Tue Nov 5 20:07:02 CET 2002

On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 07:40:10PM +0100, Jan Kroken wrote:

> Hi.
> I've tried ripping a few DVD's with mencoder. Mostly, the quality is
> tolerable, but one of the DVD's was a concert DVD, and when it came to
> black shadows in front of blinking/moving bright colored light, the
> quality became totally crap (it looked like the resolution dropped to
> below 80x60). Is there a trick to avoid this?
> Also, I had to use 2/3 pass encoding using the libavcodec controller.
> I tried the first examples in section of the encoding doc,
> but I had to stop the encoding when the result file passed 1 gb
> at about 10% encoded. That also happened on the 3-pass encoding
> when I explicit set the bitrate displayed for 650mb.
> In addition, I tried ripping tracks from a 5 track dvd, and only
> track 2 and 4 (specified as -dvd 3 / 5) came out ok, on the 3
> others, the sound was white noise.
> All of this was with MPlayer-0.90pre9

Bzzt sounds aweful like you're ripping the video with PCM sound - do you have
libmad installed and are you using -oac mp3lame?


Mark Zealey (aka JALH on irc.oftc.net: #zealos and many more)
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