[FFmpeg-user] Mpeg2 Encoding problem

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Aug 25 07:51:47 CEST 2012

Ingo Foerster <foerster <at> pixbyte.com> writes:

> I  try  to convert a x264 video to mpeg2. I set the bitrate 
> to 6000000 but  the  resulting  video  is  never bigger than 
> 1.6 GB.

It is possible that you misunderstand how encoding with "real" 
encoders (line mpeg2 and mpeg4) works.
If you want best quality, use -qscale 2.

Carl Eugen

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