I have been trying to encode multiple vob files into avi / divx / mpeg and have been running into this oddity...
First off I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Originally I attempted to convert using mEncoder with the following:
mencoder cat ~/path/to/vobs/*.vob -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts bitrate=687 -o 1pass.avi
Which returned this:
~$ mencoder cat ~/path/to/vobs/*.vob -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts bitrate=687 -o 1pass.avi
I checked my sys monitor while it was at this prompt and there was no processor activity or memory building regarding the Terminal, or any other process for that matter. I decided to let it run overnight (~12hrs) and in the morning nothing had changed.
A ctrl+c breaks the prompt and I then attempted using:
ffmpeg -i cat ~/path/to/vobs/*.vob -vcodec mpeg2video -acodec mp2 -b 1000 1pass.avi
~$ ffmpeg -i cat ~/path/to/vobs/*.vob -vcodec mpeg2video -acodec mp2 -b 1000 1pass.avi
Along with no processor activity and memory build, again I waited overnight with the same result.
Finally I attempted to use a python script called 'vob2divx4.pl' (http://www.doom9.org/divx_linux_guide.html
), which gave me the same result.
I made sure each time to install all required packages/codecs outlined in the various guides I utilized.
First question: Does anyone know what linux wants when it prints a tee (>) after entering a command? (Yes, I have spent a couple days researching it, with no findings)
Does anyone have ideas as to why each different command yields the same result?