[FFmpeg-user] X264 and Smooth Text

Werner Robitza werner.robitza at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 18:04:23 CET 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 7:49 AM, Robert Nagy <ronag89 at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, at the first 1-2 seconds of the video the text looks quite a bit
> worse and then "pops" to better quality.
> Is there some setting I can use so that x264 uses a higher bitrate at the
> beginning of a clip as to avoid the "pop"?

I'm surprised that CRF 18 exhibits this kind of rate control issue. Have
you tried a fixed-bitrate two-pass encode?

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