[FFmpeg-user] Best lossless

Jim Shupert jshupert at pps-inc.com
Mon Jan 30 20:36:17 CET 2012

On 1/30/2012 2:13 PM, Lou wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:50:53 -0700
> Deron<deron at pagestream.org>  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
> It depends on what you want to do with the lossless outputs. As for
> encoders, if you plan on using the output as an intermediate file for
> editing try huffyuv (or maybe ffvhuff). If you want high compression
> try x264 lossless. It's hard to give a suggestion without more
> information.
Since you mentioned jpeg2000 - i might suggest you look at ffv1.
it is the equal to jpeg2000 in every way regarding quality.
jpeg2000 has real world 'use' challenges.
my opinion _  I prefer ffv1 in a mkv


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