[FFmpeg-user] Poor quality output when converting avi to mp4

Ute Willmore uwillmore at remotegeo.com
Tue Jul 25 02:10:31 EEST 2017

I understand what you mean, Moritz! I used to work under UNIX so command
line was all I used. It's been a while since then, but when I use a tool
like ffmpeg it comes back quickly. Looking at the command line
documentation for VLC yesterday, I got confused. The problem is, that they
allow you (or force you) to nest options. That leads to using "" and ( or {
and before you know it, you get lost counting double quotes and brackets.
That's what happened to me last night, so I called it a day and went home.

I'll figure it out when I can take the time to play with it and I am not as
tired as I was last night.

I just don't want to report a bug that is not a bug and I would like to
know what I get when I tell VLC to use ffmpeg to convert the file...

I'll keep you posted, if you like.


On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 16:07:00 -0600, Ute Willmore wrote:
> > confirm a bug. VLC allows you to use ffmpeg to convert a video from the
> > command line and I want to see what the output looks like before I
> report a
> > bug.
> Actually, vlc (or the command line version cvlc) has its own "engine"
> for conversion of videos. It does make use of libavformat/libavcodec, I
> believe, but not exclusively. So vlc could be used to convert, instead
> of ffmpeg, or at least to remux for ffmpeg's use.
> I personally have a lot of trouble wrapping my head around vlc's
> command line syntax though, I'm hardly of any help. (One of many guides
> is here: https://wiki.videolan.org/Transcode/)
> Moritz
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