encodedv - encode a series of images to a digital video stream
] video_pattern [ audio_input ]
takes a series of images in PPM/PGM/video format and optionally
an audio stream and compiles them into a DV-encoded video stream.
specifies where the input data is located and may be either
for stdin, or a printf
-style pattern taking one numeric
argument that gets replaced by the current frame number. Like image%03d.ppm,
which gets expanded to image000.ppm, image001.ppm, etc.
- show encodedv version number.
- -s, --start-frame=count
- start encoding at frame number count (defaults to
- -e, --end-frame=count
- end encoding at frame number count (defaults to
- -l, --wrong-interlace
- flip lines to compensate for wrong interlacing in the input
data. Happened with mpeg2dec generated data.
- -p, --vlc-passes
- vlc code distribution passes (1-3) greater values = better
quality but not necessarily slower encoding! This defaults for best
quality = 3.
- -v, --verbose
- show encoder statistics / status information
- -i, --input=filter-name
- Choose input-filter: [>ppm<, pgm, video] The
ppm-filter only supports raw rgb ppm files. The pgm file
format is the one generated by mpeg2dec of the livid project. (
http://linuxvideo.org ) This means: Y-data appended by U and V data which
are scaled down by 2 and placed side by side. This option defaults to PPM.
Some things you want to keep in mind:
1) If you want to stream video frames (using video_pattern = "-")
you have to make sure that there is no trailing garbage at the end of the
pictures. This is ignored by most image manipulation programs!
2) If you are one of the poor persons with a buggy PCI bus-mastering board
be sure to have a backup handy if you want to use video support. Some
versions of the VIA board chipsets crash your machine and even your
harddisk. Since encodedv uses full resolution capturing it is more likely
to trigger these bugs than other programs. If you have a VIA board you
definitely want to upgrade to Linux 2.4.3 or higher.
3) The encoded pictures must have the correct resolution. If they don't, you
may want to try ppmqscale. The used video format is chosen by picture
resolution. Use 720x576 for PAL and 720x480 for NTSC.
4) If you want to speed up things a little bit and you are generating the
input pictures automatically you may want to try pgm's instead of ppm's
since they are encoded somewhat faster. But keep in mind, that this pgm
format is only optimal for PAL since NTSC averages the U and V values
- -a, --audio-input=filter-name
- Choose audio-input-filter: [>none<, wav, dsp]
- -o, --output=filter-name
- Choose output-filter: [>raw<]
- -q, --static-qno=table-no
- Static qno tables for quantisation on 2 VLC passes. For
turbo (but somewhat lossy encoding) try -q [1,2] -p [2,3]. There are only
two static qno tables registered right now:
1 : for sharp DV pictures
2 : for somewhat noisy satelite television signal
If you want to add some more, go ahead ;-)
- -f, --fps=fps-number
- Set frames per second (default: use all frames)
- -d, --force-dct=dct-mode
- Force dct mode (88 or 248) for whole picture
- -?, --help
- Show help message.
- Display brief usage message.
See http://libdv.sourceforge.net/ for the latest version.
was written by James Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org> and
Peter Schlaile <email@example.com>.
This manual page is based on encodedv's help message and was written by Daniel
Kobras <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others). It was updated by Peter Schlaile