[Cin] Blu-ray compliant MPEG-2 SD video with LPCM audio

Terje J. Hanssen terjejhanssen at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 22:48:21 CET 2021

The source video files I want to convert to Blu-ray compliant MPEG-2 SD 
video with LPCM audio are:
1) DV25.dv, 720 x 576 (PAL), 50i 4:2:0 video with LPCM stereo audio
2) SD ProRes.mov, 422 (HQ) 19-bit video with LPCM stereo audio

The purpose is to get better MPEG-2 quality using higher (highest) 
possible bitrate than for DVD video.
(Yes, I have tested h.264 via Cin-GG)

Here a sample ffmpeg command script found for HD video with PCM (Blu-ray 
not mentioned):
# with PCM 16-bit audio (uncompressed), constant video bitrate with 
specific bitrate tolerance

ffmpeg -i "input.mp4" \
   -c:v mpeg2video -pix_fmt yuv422p -refs 1 -bf 2 -b:v 50M -maxrate 50M 
-minrate 50M \
   -s 1920x1080 -aspect 16:9 \
   -c:a pcm_s16be -f vob \

Suggestion to FFMpeg command to convert the actual SD video files 
Blu-ray compat?
And if  PCM has to be muxed via MP4(Box) first, a guideline is welcome?

Some Blu-ray technical info and specifications:
Video codec  MPEG2 - MP at ML (4:3 or 16:9), MP at HL (16:9)
Video frame size 720×576 25 frames interlaced / 50 fields (4:3/16:9)
Max video bitrate     40 Mbit/s
**BD-R/RE AV SESF, Part 3 (2018):
Video Streams:  max. 15 Mbps VBR (MP at ML) and 24 Mbps (MP at HL)
Audio codecs LCM 1.536 Mbps (16 bit, 2 ch), 2.304 Mbps (20, 24 bit)

Terje J. H

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