[FFmpeg-user] Best lossless

Deron deron at pagestream.org
Thu Feb 2 06:19:06 CET 2012

On 1/31/12 1:58 AM, dE . wrote:
> On 01/30/12 21:20, Deron wrote:
>> What is the best lossless encoding method ffmpeg supports for 
>> 720p/59.94fps? By best, I mean fewest problems playing and highest 
>> compression ratio. (I know, that is still hard to measure). Someone 
>> mentioned jpeg2000 to me (lossless mode of course), but I see little 
>> mention of it anywhere (not just within ffmpeg).
>> Thanks,
>> Deron
> x264. It's virtually the best in everyway -- it's the fastest, it also 
> has a lossless mode; but not sure about reliability of playback. 

Thanks for the suggestion!

I noticed that the presets (fast/max etc) are no longer in the preset 
contrary to advice from others. Does anyone know the command line for 
best compression using x264 lossless, or where the presets might have gone?


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