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Old 04-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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convert mp4 to divx


Hi all,

I have an MP4 file that i need to convert into divx or similar to play on my ps3.

What's the best way/program to use to do this?

Video codec: H.264 /AVC

Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC audio

i'd like to maintain quality etc of course.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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Try mplayer or ffmpeg...
 
Old 04-27-2008, 04:10 AM   #3
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Try mplayer or ffmpeg...

will that convert or just play?
 
Old 04-27-2008, 05:47 AM   #4
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specific help would be greatly appreciated - i have no idea.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
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Ni Nardz. Yes, they will convert.

mencoder is a tool that comes with mplayer. It is a complex tool with many options so I cannot really say 'just run this'. Have a look at the docs, decide your codecs and then experiment.

Here is the beginning of the mencoder docs:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/mencoder.html

Here is ffmpeg docs, if you want to try that rather:
http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/ffmpeg-doc.html

To tell the truth, ffmpeg may be easier to try...
 
Old 04-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #6
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You might look at avidemux. It is gui based and a lot easier to use. It is available from most distros package managers but is relatively easy to compile too.
 
Old 04-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #7
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for ffmpeg you can also try my kommander gui. It also lets you to convert multiple files.

http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=67781
 
  


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