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dima 07-27-2019 02:05 PM

H.264 codec (MPEG-4) in chroma subsampling 4:2:2?
 
Is there a way to save a given movie(AVI; HuffYUV) in the H.264 codec in the chroma subsample: 4:2:2 ? (Because in this codec this information is normally, most commonly stored in: 4:2:0 probably).
A program ? As far as I know, there is such a possibility(H.264 in 4:2:2): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC

I'm asking because in such a lossy codec, I would like to finally save a file which from birth to my entire journey will be 4:2:2 and I think that it would be good not to give away at least any color information.

After capturing VHS tapes to a digital file in AVI (HuffYUV) I would like to save them in the codec H.264 at the end because the file will be reproducible on many different devices in such a codec (in HuffYUV it would not be). It's a good idea ? Is there any other better codec (less lossy) that will work without problems on different devices like H.264 ?

sanlyn 07-27-2019 11:03 PM

H.264 isn't usable on DVD players.
h.264 encoding at 4:2:2 is possible with some specialized software (try ffmpeg, although I hear their encoding isn't that great). 4:2:2 is not DVD or BluRay compatible, and most websites that you would post it to will re-encode it for 4:2:0.

dima 07-28-2019 03:16 AM

Thank you for the information.

lordsmurf 07-28-2019 04:58 AM

While not compliant to some specs, I do it quite a bit for retain full color for compressed archives. The files play fine in the local DLNA (WDTV, BD player, etc).

Encoded via MainConcept TotalCode.

I need to bug selur to add this feature in Hybrid. Just looked at the newer version of Hybrid, it's there. :)

dima 07-28-2019 10:23 AM

Thank you for information.
Hybrid reads the file in the HuffYUV codec ?

lordsmurf 07-29-2019 03:26 AM

Hybrid should read whatever is installed on the system.

dima 07-29-2019 11:36 AM

Is it able to write interlaced signal in H.264 and simultaneously in 4:2:2(YUV) ?


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