[nSLUG] Re: MPlayer subtitle problem
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Apr 24 18:52:21 ADT 2013
Herb Theriault wrote:
> Seconded on the two pass encoding. It turns out a much better image.
> When in doubt, IMDB the tech specs, then wiki the aspect :-)
Ah! I didn't know about that info source. Good!
> In my experience with aspect ratios, leaving mencoder to it's own
> devices usually works. In this case, HenryV is 1.85:1, not
> anamorphic. Usually you will notice when it's not right anyway, it
> will either be stretched or squished, never cropped, since that
> requires a separate flag.
On closer scrutiny of last night's effort, I see that faces (which are
the most important part of a piece like Henry V, aren't they?) are all
squished horizontally, too tall & narrow. Not unwatchable but enough
to be annoying.
I just left aspect ratio to MPlayer's "own devices".
Maybe I can get a better rip before movie time tonight.
PS: I feel like a ab-tbbq fuvg for being cranky when you've been
helpful, Herb, but can you post text rather than exclusively MIME
multipart/alternative, all base-64 encoded? Or am I just clinging
to the Luddite trailing edge of technology?
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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