How to control VideoWriter encoding bitrate?

asked 2014-03-27 11:10:23 -0600

Dave92F1 gravatar image

Is there a way to control the video codec encoding bitrate in OpenCV?

With ffmpeg you can do -qscale n. That will (indirectly) influence the bitrate. Is there an equivalent via the OpenCV Python bindings?

The bitrate I get now seems to be around 8 to 10 Mbps, which is really high (quality is excellent of course, but I'm trying to save on bandwidth...)

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Were you able to resolve this?

anandmalpani gravatar imageanandmalpani ( 2015-10-14 11:30:33 -0600 )edit