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  • Making custom resolution MPEG2 streams?

    Posted by Navarro Parker on September 3, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Wasn’t sure where to post this as there isn’t a Compression forum. Please let me know if I should move it.

    A client has requested a 30fps 1280×1024 MPEG-2 stream for playback on a kiosk system. Yes, I know… weird, right? They are using some funky turnkey playback system that has to have MPEG-2.

    So it is possible to make an MPEG-2 with this non-broadcast resolution and frame rate? Every setting in Compressor 3.5 limits me to broadcast resolutions & ratios (480/720/1080 4:3/16:9) and frame rates (29.97).

    I’ve some had luck using VLC, but it’s limited to 3Mbit/sec (which looks pretty crummy at that resolution).

    So is there an easy way to force VLC to use a higher bitrate? (no CLI, please!) Or convince Compressor not to use broadcast standards?

    Chris Poisson replied 14 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Chris Poisson

    September 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Hey Navarro,

    In the crop pannel you should be able to make it any size you want.

    Otherwise, this is really easy in Episode Pro.

    Have as good a day as you can.

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