[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg output list question

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 23:20:27 EET 2019

On 12/15/2019 02:38 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Am So., 15. Dez. 2019 um 16:50 Uhr schrieb Mark Filipak
Thanks, Carl. I'm going to respond first to the most global 
architectural issue (as I'm able to recognize issues and discriminate 
between them).

> FFmpeg (and digital transcoders in general) doesn't know about fields,
> it can only work with frames. (This is also related to the specifications
> of sane video codecs.)

If ffmpeg doesn't know about fields, how can it decode interlaced content?

- Mark.

PS: I'm retired, but in a prior life I actually designed some video 
hardware, NTSC (Atari research) & satellite gear (FPGA chips for HDTV 
distribution), but the problem I have is interpreting what appears to me 
to be inconsistent or ad hoc terminology in ff-docs. I'm attempting to 
develop a video recognizer useful for preselecting HandBrake presets. So 
far I've been wildly successful, but I have a few loose ends. I will 
follow this message with specific questions regarding the details you 
addressed, okay? - Thanks again.

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