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The program just doesn't work, neither by running it under Wine or my Windows Vista VM. It gives an error that "The input file must be an elementary stream, not a program stream". I tried with an mpeg2 file without audio stream, but I still get the same error.
iirc. 'telecine=pattern=5555' should convert 23.976i to 59.94i
ffmpeg -i <path to input> -vf telecine=pattern=5555 <mpeg encoding settings> <path to output>
Ps.: no clue about mpeg-2 encoding settings for DVD compatibility.users currently on my ignore list: deadrats, Stears555
After some testings I ended up with these commands:
First, I had to convert the video to a 23.976p DVD, otherwise the telecine filter doesn't work properly.
ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -f dvd -c:v:0 mpeg2video -aspect 16:9 -s 720x480 -r 24000/1001 -g 18 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v:0 4000000 -maxrate:v:0 9000000 -minrate:v:0 0 -bufsize:v:0 1835008 -packetsize 2048 -muxrate 10080000 -force_key_frames 10:00,20:00 -b:a 192000 -ar 48000 -c:a:0 ac3 -map 0:V -map 0:a -map -0:s out.mpg
ffmpeg -i out.mpg -vf telecine -alternate_scan:v:0 1 -f dvd -c:v:0 mpeg2video -aspect 16:9 -s 720x480 -r 29000/1001 -g 18 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v:0 5000000 -maxrate:v:0 9000000 -minrate:v:0 0 -bufsize:v:0 1835008 -packetsize 2048 -muxrate 10080000 -force_key_frames 10:00,20:00 -b:a 192000 -ar 48000 -c:a:0 ac3 -map 0:V -map 0:a -map -0:s telecine.mpg
^^ in your second code, surely it should be ........ r 30000/1001......
Now it is always your choice as to which OS you use yet when you adopt one of the lesser used ones (or one that does not have a full range of utilities) you, as you have realised, often have to rely on a Windows VM to get you by.
Your 'acid test' is when you actually create that actual dvd and be warned that, depending on the program used, if your mpeg file is not dvd-compliant the program will re-encode again (once being done by ffmpeg)
So if you are finally going to rely on a VM you might like to try avstodvd with the original 23.976 video. This program will use avisynth to do it's work and it will only encode once.
Just a thought for you.
I wanted to do the conversion native on Linux with ffmpeg because my PC isn't that good, so a VM is not very reliable.
Despite of the wrong framerate flag, ffmpeg still outputted a 29.97i video, so that flag in the second command is redundant. This is what the video looks like on Mediainfo:
General Complete name : /home/binarix128/telecine.mpg Format : MPEG-PS File size : 757 MiB Duration : 23 min 40 s Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 4 472 kb/s Video ID : 224 (0xE0) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@Main Format settings, BVOP : No Format settings, Matrix : Default Format settings, GOP : N=18 Format settings, picture structure : Frame Duration : 23 min 40 s Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 4 191 kb/s Maximum bit rate : 9 000 kb/s Width : 720 pixels Height : 480 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS Standard : NTSC Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Interlaced Scan order : Bottom Field First Compression mode : Lossy Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.405 Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:00 Time code source : Group of pictures header GOP, Open/Closed : Open GOP, Open/Closed of first frame : Closed Stream size : 710 MiB (94%) Audio ID : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Commercial name : Dolby Digital Muxing mode : DVD-Video Duration : 23 min 40 s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 192 kb/s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel layout : L R Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz Frame rate : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF) Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : -5 ms Stream size : 32.5 MiB (4%) Service kind : Complete Main Menu
For this to work you need:
a 32 bit wine enviorment
a elementary (.m2v) stream
a filename without spaces.
from a terminal in the DGPulldown directory run:
wine start DGPulldown.exe
this will start the GUI and you can click options and save
to run straight from the command line with options do this, I run inplace as I'm a rebel lol:
wine start DGPulldown.exe ../S05E05-Flesh_And_Stone.avs.m2v -srcfps 23.976 -destfps 29.97 -inplace
a window will pop up but *not* show progress, this is fine and it will close as soon as it's done.
if you need to remove all pulldown (useful if you mess up or have a source you know is 100% pulldown) do:
wine start DGPulldown.exe ../S05E05-Flesh_And_Stone.avs.m2v -srcfps 23.976 -destfps 23.976 -inplace
**if you omit start for command line conversions or have spaces the program will error out.
with ffmpeg it only can do hard coded pulldown as far as I'm aware of in MPEG-2 so I'll use this method if I use ffmpeg as the encoder.
I use HCenc, AvsPmod, and ffmpeg for audio, and subtitle editor all under linux via wine. for authoring of dvd's I use dvdstyler that I built under debian as a latest package aint avialable. Ubuntu etc do have packages so this shouldnt be a problem.
[Attachment 66969 - Click to enlarge]attached is a photo for proof.if all else fails read the manual
I don't think the concept of pulldown does even work with 352x240 video. It works for 23.976 fps VCD but that seems to be a special application as it does not rely on flags.
On DVD, only MPEG1 is allowed for 352x240 (but many hardware players won't complain).
Also I don't get why you are using TDeint and then ChangeFPS("ntsc_video"). ntsc_video means it converts to 29.97?!
Sorry, side project in the background. For 240p video I do frame convert not telecine. For 480p video dgpulldown does work. Was just showing it running in Linux is all. Mpeg2 352x240 is a valid resolution for DVD (only 4x3 aspect though but my players don't care). Just on some players if it's telecined it doesn't look good so i just convert it to 29.97p so it doesn't pulldown on playback. I make 240p versions for my server and for multi movie backups for my portable DVD player. 480p doesn't have that issue.
Last edited by dannyboy48888; 25th Sep 2022 at 09:06.if all else fails read the manual
Well then it looks good as far as I can tell. Do keep in mind that when encoding the maximum allowed GOP length for standard NTSC pulldown is 12 frames. The repeated fields count towards the limit even though they are generated on playback and are not encoded.
On my cheap players it tries to field telecine a frame. With 240p there's not enough info and it looks like interlaced Video on a PC without a deinterlace filter. On my set top players they play fine. So I traded a little jerkyness on playback for ensured full frame playback on all my devices. For 23.976p even with pulldown yes it's 12 frames. For 29.97 it's 18 and for pal it's 15. Good info for those following this lol
Last edited by dannyboy48888; 25th Sep 2022 at 10:16.if all else fails read the manual
According to Wikipedia, 352x240 @ 23.976fps with pulldown flags is DVD compliant if it's encoded as mpeg2. For Mpeg1 it has to be 29.97fps progressive.
Maybe 352x480 would be a better choice though? For AVSToDVD at least, it's referred to as "Half-D1".
Anyway.... I gave AVSToDVD a 23.976fps input to play with and asked it to output 352x240, but I left it to it's own devices from there. I did the same again for a 352x480 output. In both cases AVSToDVD added flags with DGPulldown for 29.97fps.
PS. In case you weren't aware, you can hard-telecine a 23.976fps video in Avisynth like so:
SelectEvery(8, 0,1, 2,3,2, 5,4, 7,6,7)
Thanks for the info on the telecine method. You are absolutely right that telecine is valid for 352x240and 352x480. On my cheap thirft store DVD player finds they don't always render it correctly for 240p pulled down, but do render full frames fine hence my changefps use. For me at least it spreads the jitter out more compared to tdecimate or srestore which will give smooth motion, jitter, than full motion when rendering to 29.97p. I'm also in Linux hence the post for the use of Dgpulldown manually as avs2dvd don't play nice in wine. Beauty of avisynth is there's many ways to get the result you need and my technique is what works well for me is all. If there's any other questions by all means let me know
Last edited by dannyboy48888; 26th Sep 2022 at 09:49.if all else fails read the manual