Thank you both for the replies
Crash: That avidemux really looks very promising, thanks for the suggestion!
Mik: I should have been more specific on what mencvcd does, I'll post up a link to the full output including the errors at the end of this post. It actually scrolls through what it's doing, eventually returning with just creating 1 small (usually around 9k) file named filename.mpa
Ok, so anyway, here's the full output:
bash-2.05a$ /home/masterc/downloads/MPlayer-0.90rc5/TOOLS/mencvcd Angel Angel-1x01.avi > mencvcd.error
: No such file or directory
can't open '/home/masterc/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
INFO: [yuvscaler] yuvscaler (version 1.6.1) is a general scaling utility for yuv frames
INFO: [yuvscaler] (C) 2001 Xavier Biquard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
INFO: [yuvscaler] yuvscaler -h for help, or man yuvscaler
Failed to open /dev/rtc: No such device (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Can't open input config file /home/masterc/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
++ WARN: [yuvscaler] Could not infer norm (PAL/SECAM or NTSC) from input data (frame size=512x384, frame rate=299699:10000 fps)!!
**ERROR: [yuvscaler] No norm specified, cannot determine VCD output size. Please use the -n option!
**ERROR: [mpeg2enc] Could not read YUV4MPEG2 header: system error (failed read/write)!
/home/masterc/downloads/MPlayer-0.90rc5/TOOLS/mencvcd: line 385: 18041 Broken pipe $command
INFO: [mp2enc] Opened WAV file, freq = 48000 Hz, channels = 2, bits = 16
INFO: [mp2enc] format = 0x1, audio length = 2147479552 bytes
INFO: [mp2enc] slots/frame = 731
INFO: [mp2enc] frac SpF=0.429, tot bitrate=224 kbps, s freq=44.1 kHz
INFO: [mp2enc] Fractional number of slots, padding required
INFO: [mp2enc] System is little endian
INFO: [mp2enc] Avg slots/frame = inf; b/smp = inf; br = inf kbps
INFO: [mp2enc] Encoding with psychoacoustic model 2 is finished
INFO: [mp2enc] The MPEG encoded output file name is "Angel.mpa"
Angel-1x01.avi Angel-1x02.avi Angel.mpa mencvcd.error stream.yuv
And I've attached a link to the mencvcd.error file that I created above:
FYI: I've got mplayer/mjpegtools/vcdimager and cdrdao installed and in my path
Thanks for any suggestions!