[FFmpeg-trac] #2870(FFmpeg:open): Outdated players only support yuv420p mpeg2video

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Sun Aug 18 21:22:21 CEST 2013

#2870: Outdated players only support yuv420p mpeg2video
             Reporter:  xnejp03      |                    Owner:
                 Type:  enhancement  |                   Status:  open
             Priority:  wish         |                Component:  FFmpeg
              Version:  git-master   |               Resolution:
             Keywords:  mpeg2video   |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  1
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [comment:4 xnejp03]:
 > Yes, that fixes it. So shall I add this option to all my commands where
 target is mpeg2video (just to stay on the safe side)?

 Only to the ones where quality loss is no problem / where you need
 compatibility with outdated players. ffmpeg by default tries to keep as
 much information (quality) as possible, if you need a different behaviour,
 you have to specify the output pixel format you want.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/2870#comment:5>
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