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Old 11-10-2003, 06:30 AM   #1
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Avi to vcd and burn on dvdr?


Hi guys, i need help pretty bad
I just bought a dvd-(re)writer, and i got it setup correctly.
I can burn data dvd's
But now for my question: i can make a vcd out of an avi file to view it on my (standalone) dvd player, but is it possible in any way to put the vcd on a dvdr disc? I would like to know this since i dont really want to use like 2 or 3 cdr's for something i can put on a dvdr easily. Thx alot for your help, its greatly appreciated!
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:45 AM   #2
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i'm not into VCD at all, so don't know if it is against VCD2 specs or not, but to actually create the vcd files, mplayer contains a script called mencvcd which can take any input and dump vdc / svcd out the other end. alternativelly you can do it yourself step by step using the mjpeg tools package. mp2enc, mplex etc....
 
Old 11-10-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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hmm, are there better ways to encode a avi to be viewed on a standalone dvdplayer (and written on a dvdr)?
im now trying to use the "mencoder -vcd 1" option, but everytime i get "cannot open /dev/cdrom", and for some reason i cant delete the /dev/cdrom symlink and make a new (correct) symlink
just look at this:
Code:
bash-2.05b# rm -rf /dev/cdrom
bash-2.05b# ln -sf /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom
ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/cdrom' to `/dev/dvd': File exists
and then mencoder gives me this error:
Code:
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/mencoder: No such file or directory
CD-ROM Device '/dev/cdrom' not found.
Cannot open file/device.
Exiting...
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:23 AM   #4
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Paying a VCD on a DVD-R media is not an easy task. You have hack the header of your vcd to trick your dvd player so it think it's an actual dvd video.

Better get a good quality divx and convert it to a full compliant dvd video. The best place to get info on this kind of thing is dvdrhelp.com , mostly windoze, but there is a linux forum.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:33 AM   #5
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The easiesst way would be to delete this (warezed?) avi, and buy the DVD in your local store.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:34 AM   #6
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As for linux tools, take a look at avidemux, konvertwizard and kavi2svcd.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 08:18 AM   #7
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Well he just bought a dvd writer, I don't think anyone seriously buys a dvd writter to only do data backups.

Beside, Chup already has the original DVD, he just ripped it to AVI because most ripping prog do it like that. Now he want to convert it to back to dvd standard so it fits on a single layer dvd-r. This way he can have a legal backup of his original DVD Now keep your original in a safe place and let your kids play with the backup. lol

Chup, That's what's your doing, right?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 08:24 AM   #8
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yea, thats what im doing
thanks for the links, im checking them out.
ive decided to give up on the "writing vcd to dvd"-thingie, it seems just too comlicated
im now going to try to get my avi into dvd format, and then burning that to dvdr, using these commands:
Code:
transcode -i input.avi -V -y mpeg -F d -E 44100 -b 224 -o test
tcmplex -o test.vob -i test.m2v -p test.mpa -m d
i just hope im doing it right
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:47 PM   #9
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Try this link

AVI to VCD
http://www.satlug.org/~bigjnsa/vcd-linux.htm

DVD to VCD
http://www.satlug.org/~bigjnsa/linux-rip.html
 
Old 04-05-2004, 05:12 PM   #10
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While we're on the subject, are there any linux tools for converting .rm (Real ugh) to something more sane like VCD? Thanks in advance.

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