I have some VOB files taken from a DVD and I want to convert them to XVID or DIVX files. There is an existing thread on LinuxQuestions asking this question, but I have tried its suggestion and manage to convert a very poor quality copy:
I have tried the thread's suggestions on bitrate options, but still no change. Could anyone suggest a suitable command line to use with ffmpeg that would give comparable quality results to the original VOB file? I know I am inviting a rebuke of "RTFM", but the man pages of ffmpeg are rather complex to a beginner! Especially when you're only looking for one particular thing.
If anyone has any experience in video format conversion (perhaps ffmpeg is not the best utility for this purpose?), and could give advice on a suitable conversion command with higher quality than the default, I would be grateful.
I also cannot specify xvid codec as it appears not available. This site https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ffmpeg
explains that this may be for legal reasons, and advocates building ffmpeg from source. Is there an easier way to enable/download the appropriate codec, once ffmpeg is installed?
Thank you for any advice you can give.