[FFmpeg-user] Unsophisticated user has a question

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Sun Aug 11 18:56:23 CEST 2013

>> Can anyone explain the 4x size difference with the data there?

>it is logical from MPEG3 to H264

I suspect you meant MPEG2.

But is this a situation where ffmpeg is intelligently picking a bitrate based on the characteristics of the video, or is it defaulting to a low bitrate, given the user hasn't specified one? In the latter case it may make sense for the the user to specify a higher bitrate.


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