So, I got the 1080p version of Taeyang – Wedding Dress (really sad MV there) and decided that I’d stream it (via VLC) to our Canmore. However, the transcoding is rather inefficient and thus a lot of frames are being dropped. VLC even makes it a point to tell me that my CPU is slow T_T. I decided to just convert the thing to m2ts and copy it over instead of streaming it via the network.
ffmpeg -i ~/Videos/WeddingDress.mp4 -f mpegts -vcodec libx264 -b 3721216 -bf 2 -acodec libfaac -ab 131072 -y /home/rystraum/wd.m2ts
-b and -ab should be adjusted according to the video and audio bitrate accordingly. libx264 and libfaac are the video and audio encoders for h264 and aac, respectively. The ffmpeg version that comes with VLC doesn’t have them out-of-the box and requires a recompile from source.
I should be able to enjoy my HD Youtube downloads now (after transcoding everything).