I have this:

avconv version 0.8.16-6:0.8.16-1, Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the Libav developers
built on Sep 16 2014 23:10:48 with gcc 4.7.2

Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'film.mp4':
    major_brand     : mp42
    minor_version   : 0
    compatible_brands: mp42mp41
    creation_time   : 2013-07-09 17:41:04
  Duration: 00:00:15.04, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 6132 kb/s
    Stream #0.0(eng): Video: h264 (Main), yuv420p, 1280x720 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9],                                                               5951 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 25k tbn, 50 tbc
      creation_time   : 2013-07-09 17:41:04
    Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 189 kb/s
      creation_time   : 2013-07-09 17:41:04

and want to down quality to standard PAL - how to do with ffmpeg/avconv?

As a result I want mp4/webm/ogg - something html5 compliant - but as light as possible (that's why I downscalling into PAL)

marked as duplicate by slhck Jan 10 '15 at 11:57

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  • Do you need the exact resolution specified by PAL? Or just something smaller? And when you say "as light as possible", wouldn't you just rather want to reduce the bitrate? – slhck Jan 7 '15 at 13:24
  • Again, please include the complete console output so we know what version of ffmpeg you are using and what its capabilities are. – llogan Jan 7 '15 at 18:34
  • I think that PAL is the lowest acceptable resolution, because content would be played on 42" TV – Tomasz Brzezina Jan 8 '15 at 6:50
  • On a 42" TV, PAL would look quite bad. But it depends on your application. Is it Internet streaming? Have you already tried resizing the video? – slhck Jan 8 '15 at 7:40
  • Yes, but i'm confused with parameters. When I take some two pass example with 640x380 it looks much better than 800x600 which i made from mp4 - with just scalling – Tomasz Brzezina Jan 8 '15 at 8:05