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Old 06-09-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Convert MOV to AVI using GStreamer


How would I convert a quicktime file (.mov) from a Kodak digital camera to .avi to import into Blender? I have tried simply demuxing and decoding the Quicktime file and muxing it back into AVI, but that doesn't seem to work (i.e. Blender says that it isn't a movie).
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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You can use mencoder (part of the mplayer package):

mencoder -o somefile.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=5000 -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3 -srate 48000 somefile.mov
 
Old 06-09-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
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mencoder gave me an avi with that command. Cool.

Now when I import into blender it still claims it is not a movie and I get this error in the console:
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AVI ERROR: compressed in an unsupported format
Error loading avi: /home/trainpic/movie.avi
couldn't start avi
anim_absolute 0 failed
 
Old 06-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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OK, what formats/codecs are supported by Blender?
 
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Just a guess here but try this option "-ffourcc DX50" in mencoder (without the quotes)
 
  


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