[FFmpeg-user] Meaning of ffprobe output

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 15:06:14 EET 2019

2019-02-02 21:22 GMT+01:00, Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de>:
> Am 02.02.19 um 02:18 schrieb Carl Eugen Hoyos:

>> Second:
>> libx264 does support interlaced encoding (but not field

(It appears as if you didn't read this sentence: It does not
mean "you can feed anything into libx264, it will somehow
deal with it", it means "libx264 does support interlaced

>> encoding because it does not help encoding efficiency).
>> Apart from that, it does severely hurt compressibility
>> if you don't set interlaced encoding for interlaced content.
> ... what only is available for _some_ encoders as you
> have stated, and libx264 seems not to have that.

libx264 was by far the most advanced encoder until a very short
time ago and is still among the best encoders available, of course
it supports interlaced encoding, as explicitly stated above.

It does not support field-encoding but as said, this - according
to the x264 developers - doesn't help anyway.
(The H.264 specification identifies two different methods for
encoding interlaced video.)

Carl Eugen

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