Re: Converting MKV to AVI [SOLVED?]

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On 05/11/2010 01:42 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Tue, 11 May 2010 15:51:44 -0430
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>
>>> The solution was to build a new version of ffmpeg from SVN. That
>>> solves the synch problem and the rest is just a matter of playing with
>>> the settings.
>>
>> Just to close this off, I reported the problem on the RPMFusion BZ and a
>> fixed version is now available. Cheers for FOSS :-)
>
> Now if we could only solve the ultimate mystery: Why the folks designing
> video standards selected audio and video frame rates with no common
> divisors :-).

Tradition?  Records used to come in 78 RPM, 45 RPM, and 33 1/3 RPM.
None were multiples of each other.  24FPS was the minimum frame rate
where you didn't notice the "flicker" of movies, but has no relationship
to power line frequencies used for a lot of video stuff.  Beta vs.
VHS.  DVD vs. Laserdisc.  Star Wars vs. Star Trek.  More taste vs. less
filling.  :-)

"The last time everyone was on the same page was in Germany in the late
'30s...and that didn't turn out all that well."  -- Dennis Miller
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