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Old 07-22-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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Movie converter


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?
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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To encode into MPEG, you need to first extract the video and the sound in seperate files.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
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Hmmm... and how am I supposed to do that? I tried to nosound option for mencoder, but I still cannot encode to mpeg.... I'm using gentoo - the mpeg codecs are installed.
I've tried googeling and searching, but no success
 
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well mencoder should be abel to encode to mpleg, but i don;'t think the sound encoding works yet, you'd use the "-of mpeg" option to specify the actual output wrapper (an avi by default). encoding to divx is probably a nicer bet though, e.g.

mencoder blah.wmv -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vhq:vbitrate=300 -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=64 -o blah.avi

for a medium to low quality divx5 file
 
  


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