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Old 06-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
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AVI to MPG convertor?


So I got myself a DVD burner. I have an avi file that I want to burn to a DVD so I can play it on a stand alone DVD player; however I understand that the avi file must be converted to mpg first before I can burn it into a format that a stand alone player will understand. Is there an avi to mpg convertor for linux? Command line or GUI is fine. Will the video quality suffer somewhat if I convert it to mpg?
 
Old 06-15-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
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You likely will have a bit of quality dropoff...

You can do this with mencoder...
You might take a look at this thread for a little help, and mencoder manual page for more information.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 08:32 PM   #3
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Hmmmm, I'm confused. I tried using mencoder to convert an avi to mpg. I used the command:

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mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -o cyclism.mpg Cyclism28May.avi
However, K3B won't burn the resulting mpg when I try to create a video disc. Instead it gives me the message:

Code:
Only MPEG1 and MPEG2 video files are supported
When I try to convert the avi to mpg using the mpeg2video codec in mencoder I get the following error:

Code:
videocodec: libavcodec (576x432 fourcc=3267706d [mpg2])
[mpeg2video @ 0x85b4ee0]MPEG1/2 doesnt support 2997/100 fps
Could not open codec.
FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.
How do I get mencoder to convert the avi file to an mpg file that is burnable to a video disc (VCD or SVCD)?

I also tried using tovid to do the conversion, but it too gives me an error part way through the conversion process.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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>mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -o cyclism.mpg Cyclism28May.avi
add this parameter on to yours,
-ofps 3000/100
 
Old 10-29-2005, 06:51 PM   #5
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check out tovid. Great set of scripts, make this very easy.

http://tovid.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-29-2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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How about avidemux?
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 10-30-2005, 07:30 PM   #7
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I tried avidemux but the audio never matched the video. Just my experience with it though.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:08 PM   #8
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try this manual:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117709

i used it, step by step, and its excellent - worked for a newbie like me, which is quite remarkable
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:16 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by z9_87
I tried avidemux but the audio never matched the video. Just my experience with it though.
I think you'll find the Timeshift option in Audio Filter settings fixes that.
In many cases (I think with mpegs) avidemux will notify you if the sound is out of sync.
 
  


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