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       encodedv - encode a series of images to a digital video stream


       encodedv [ options ] video_pattern [ audio_input ]


       encodedv  takes  a series of images in PPM/PGM/video format and optionally an audio stream
       and compiles them into a DV-encoded video stream. pattern 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 0).

       -e, --end-frame=count
              end encoding at frame number count (defaults to unlimited).

       -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.
              (  )  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 somewhat differently.

       -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 Options

       -?, --help
              Show help message.

              Display brief usage message.




       See for the latest version.


       encodedv  was  written  by  James  Bowman   <>   and   Peter   Schlaile

       This  manual  page  is  based  on encodedv's help message and was written by Daniel Kobras
       <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by  others).  It  was
       updated by Peter Schlaile <>.

                                            April 2001                                  ENCODE(1)