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Old 03-10-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
bomix
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Question Convert mpg to avi (xvid) ?


This is apparantly an unusual question...

From what I can see, lots of people around here are converting video FROM avi INTO mpg.
I would like to convert video the other way around (ie. into avi, or to be more specific: XVID)

The "problem" is that I have a pvr-250 capture card installed which captures tv directly into mpg-files. These mpg's get kinda big quite fast, so I would like to capture the files and then convert them into xvid.

So my question is: How do I convert the mpg-files into xvid?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 09:56 AM   #2
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have a look into mencoder (part of mplayer)
and transcode.

their are already many tutorials around on how to use this software.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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I tried mencoder without much luck...
I couldn't get it to produce anything else than black screen (with sound though). And besides, I wasn't exactly impressed with mencoder's speed...

I'll have a look at that transcoder thing you mention. Thanks.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:39 PM   #4
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The card PVR-250 only outputs MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 information. The problem taking this stream and saving it as a form of MPEG-4 will lose a lot of information in the process and dropped frames. I suggest first saving it to the hard drive first and then re-encode them into divx or xvid. This way it will not drop a lot of frames in the process. I suggest only using PVR cards for capture in either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2. If you want to encode using other codecs, buy a non-PVR capture card.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:53 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Electro
I suggest first saving it to the hard drive first and then re-encode them into divx or xvid.
I know...
What I was trying to say was exactly that... First capture to a big mpg on the harddisk. Then reencode to xvid.
 
  


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