Ticket #2214 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
h264 output video stream with yuv444p
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The source is from here: http://ffmpeg.gusari.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=808
It might be a good idea to set a default pixel format for h264 output video to yuv420p in order to make the output videos more compatible with nowadays media players. I believe it's not a bug to produce even yuv444p, but when people try to play the output in several other media players and fail, they will simply conclude that ffmpeg doesn't work, without involving too much into the reason why.
So, my suggestion is to set some kind of default pixel format of h264 (libx264) output video to yuv420p if not specified otherwise on the command line by the user.