How to make high quality MPEG4 video

Heiko Recktenwald uzs106 at
Mon Sep 1 17:26:03 PDT 2003


On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 22:52:57 +0900 (JST)
> sugiura at (Sugiura Shiro) wrote:
> SS> I want to record and encode high quality video(MPEG4/DivX)
> SS> 640x480 at 29.97fps from TV using bt878 chip(PVR951). I tried to use
> SS> ffmpeg0.4.6, 0.4.7 and mencoder , but not so good.
> 	With that 2.8GHZ P4 you should be able to go direct. I can quite
> easily record PAL 720x576 at 25fps in mpeg4 or mpeg1 on my AMD XP2000 in
> realtime with ffmpeg alone running like this:


Well, it is not FreeBSD, but one nice program for MPEG 4 out of TV
is mp4live of MPEG4IP fame. It needs the video4linux interface, so it is
not part of the FreeBSD port. Did compile on Redhat 9 without problem.

Best, H.

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