[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg 1.0.5 and buffer underflow - Update

Mark Haney sullafelix at ymail.com
Fri May 3 14:19:35 CEST 2013

 From: Mark Haney <sullafelix at ymail.com>
To: "ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org" <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:50 AM
Subject: ffmpeg 1.0.5 and buffer underflow

I've been using ffmpeg for several years to encode video into DVD format.  Mostly old home movies to hand out to the rest of the family.  Lately, I've been getting hammered with buffer underflow errors, even with video I've encoded successfully.  I'm using Fedora 18 and ffmpeg 1.0.5.  I've googled this problem, but found only posts that are ~1 year old or more and have tried a few things to no avail.  Anyone got ideas on how to fix this?


I have some additional info on this issue that I hope will help find an answer to this.  It appears that I get the buffer underflow when I am encoding HD video to NTSC DVD format.  The only way I can keep that from happening is to set the video buffer (-v:b) to 0k.  The only problem is the video is so blocky as to be nearly useless. Anyone else having this problem?  Ideas on fixing it?

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