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Old 01-09-2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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ffmpeg mencoder transcode


Hi, as far as I know ffmpeg, mencoder and transcode are THE movieconverters under *nix?

Are there any larger know differences between these programs?
Have there been made any tests of there speed?
Why have nobody made a program, that merges these programs into one ffcoder program?
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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you seem to have totally missed one of the key point of open source software in it's ability to have multiple programs. What's wrong with having more than one tool to encourage invention and innovation? one program is called a monopoly.... M$ anyone?

In reality though mencoder uses the ffmpeg backend, libavcodec to encode and decode much of it's video, and ffmpeg as a front end application has not really been delveoped that much.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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#2 Sorry if I described it wrong. I'm totally happy with many programs.

The thing is, that I'm thinking of creating a converter frontend. Starting by creating a "multiple programs" library. Somewhere I saw this about mencoder using a lot of ffmpeg, so I was not sure if there was a point in using both programs.

Transcoder as a third object, I have a very little experience with. Has it got any advantages over the others?
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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personally i'm a huge mencoder fan, which is why i wrote acidrip to wrap it for a dvd player, i've not really played with transcode much, it's certainly a lot lot harder to use.
 
  


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