I have a little movie (a wmv file), which I can watch with mplayer without problems, but my friends can't - so I would love to convert it to a format, that works on every machine without having to download a new movie player. I have tried mencoder with
mencoder blabla.wmv -oac pcm -ovc xvid, but the resulting image quality was very bad. As it seems, I can't encode to mpeg (which would work most likely). The formats supported are: copy, frameno, rawrgb divx4, lavc, vfw, qtvideo, libdv, xvid
May be I can install another codec somehow but I haven't found any info on this. What would you do?