Non-Standard Hi-Res VCDs - In Linux?
Does anyone know of any Linux software that can put an MPEG-1 header on an MPEG-2 file?
The reason for this is that most DVD players, mine included, play VCDs but not SVCDs. VCDs have a res of 352x288, whereas MPEG-2 files have a res of 480 (or 720) x576, resulting in a sharper picture. For some reason, many DVD players which will not play SVCDs, will accept a VCD with files at SVCD resolution, provided the header of the MPEG file was altered prior to creating the VCD. The contents can still be at the higher resolution. Result: a huge increase in picture quality.
I can do this in Windows, there is a free program called TMPGenc, is there a similar Linux program that can do this. I have contacted one of the Transcode authors and it does not, nor do there seem to be any plans...
Does anyone have any info?