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Old 01-28-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Question How to create VCD from any given video files in linux...


I already have looked through the net and used the "Has this been asked" button and I found couple of tools. The tools that I'm playing with currently are ffmpeg, transcode , vcdimager, cdrdao and last but not least a script from mplayer source code name mencvcd. I already have a basic know-how but the vcds I have made don't play well on a vcd player or dvd player. The vcds are jumpy and the video is out of sync with the audio. my methods are:

1. I use ffmpeg or transcode to convert any video files to vcd 2 format
2. I use vcdimager to create a cue file and a bin file
3. then I burn the bin using cdrdao and I even tried the latest cdrecord that can take cue files as an input....

If anybody has been succesfull in creating vcd can you show me the way to do it? Thanks in advance


p/s: I'm using vcdimager 7.x the latest and unstable one . This is because the 6.x ones can't be compile and gives wired errors. I tried the rpm one( 6.x) on my RH machine but still gives same shitty vcd
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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If I have a video files, how can I know its characteristic?

For example: I have downloaded a avi file. How can I know the file audio bit rate , video bitrate, (pal | ntsc | film ) ness? and so on.......
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
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ffmpeg -i $FNAME.avi -me full -title $FNAME -r 29.97 -s 352X240 -ab 224 -ar 44100 -b 1150 -f vcd -vcodec mpeg1video -acodec mp2 $FNAME.mpg

this has seemed to work for "some" avi's but not all for me. i have searched through the posts and you seem to be having the same troubile i am.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:18 PM   #4
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you could try Auto-Transcode : http://sourceforge.net/projects/auto-transcode/

i havent tried it but it should work
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:33 PM   #5
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There is also a nice little script called mkxvcd.sh that claims to work with any mplayer/transcode files. However, I have found that some of my divxs will not convert to vcd with this tool. Everything else I've tried works a treat. You need either mplayer or transcode, or both, installed to use it.

If you can't find it, let me know and I'll targz it up and put it on my site.
 
  


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