Changes between Version 31 and Version 32 of Encode/H.264


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Timestamp:
Nov 14, 2012, 9:07:13 AM (7 years ago)
Author:
slhck
Comment:

more info about profiles, also Android devices

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    v31 v32  
    124124=== Compatibility ===
    125125
    126 If you want your videos to have highest compatibility with target players (for instance, with older iOS devices) then you'll want to specify
     126If you want your videos to have highest compatibility with target players (for instance, with older iOS versions or all Android devices) then you'll want to specify
    127127{{{
    128128-profile:v baseline
    129129}}}
    130 which removes some advanced features but is more compatible.  Typically you may not need this setting.  Also if you do use this setting, it increases the bit rate quite a bit. Keep in mind that Apple Quicktime only supports YUV 420 color space for x264 encoded movies, and does not support anything higher than the "main" profile. This leaves only 2 options for quicktime compatible clips: baseline and main. All of the other profiles are currently not supported with Quicktime, although they will play back in pretty much any other player.
     130which disables some advanced features but provides for better compatibility.  Typically you may not need this setting.  Also if you do use this setting, it increases the bit rate quite a bit, compared to what's needed to achieve the same quality in higher profiles.
     131
     132For a list of supported profiles and their description, run
     133{{{
     134x264 --fullhelp
     135}}}
     136
     137Keep in mind that Apple Quicktime only supports YUV 420 color space for x264 encoded movies, and does not support anything higher than the "main" profile. This leaves only 2 options for quicktime compatible clips: baseline and main. All of the other profiles are currently not supported with Quicktime, although they will play back in pretty much any other player.
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    132139=== Pre-testing your settings ===