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[directfb-users] Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] matrox 550 tv out andmplayer problem

I'm in the US. NTSC.

Sorry about the torrent of messages, but I think I'm getting close to the
problem here.

The chunky artifacts are definitely due to scaling. Normally I use -aspect
1.5 (For some
reason -aspect 4:3 looks too tall on all my televisions.... is this a bug?).

For telecine stuff this seems to work fine. I guess all the necessary
scaling occurs before
the pull-down generates the fields.

The 29.97 stuff seems to be interlaced on the disk. Any scaling, in my
case due to the -aspect 1.5 switch, causes the "chunky" interlace artifacts.
Now in this
case removing the -aspect 1.5, or replacing it with -aspect 4:3, removes the
interlace artifacts,
however now the motion on the video is rather jerky. Field parity doesn't
seem to have any
effect on it ( well it does have some effect. It can make the motion REALLY
jerky if I fiddle with it).

This raises a number of questions:

1) Given that my television is NTSC, why is the motion jerky
2) Why does -aspect 4:3 come out a bit too tall?
3) Why can't mplayer just figure all this stuff out?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ville Syrjälä" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 10:22 PM
Subject: [directfb-users] Re: [MPlayer-dev-eng] matrox 550 tv out and
mplayer problem

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 09:48:55PM -0500, Neil Radisch wrote:
> I removed aspect=1.5 from the command line. Chunky artifacts go away, but
> I now get jerky motion similar to the -vop pp=0x20000 option. fieldparity
> settings
> don't seem to have any effect.

pp=0x20000? Is that a deinterlacer or something? Mplayer cvs has proper
-vf pp options instead of magic numbers so -pphelp doesn't help me :) It
also seems to have several deinterlacer filters.

So it seems that the content is mixed telecine / progressive which makes
mplayer eventually display the telecine parts as interlaced. The chunky
interlace artifacts may be caused by scaling the interlaced frames.
Slightly jerky motion is to be expected when displaying 29.97fps material
on a PAL TV.

Ville Syrjälä

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