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I want to convert AVI files to DivX. Can someone recommend a good program
to use on Slackware 12.2.
Mmm, AVI is a container format. DivX is a codec.
This means that an AVI file can be already encoded in DivX. In any case, you don't convert from AVI to DivX, you convert from mpeg to DivX, from Xvid to DivX or whatever. The AVI will also contain an audio stream probably, and that will be encoded in something else as well (mp3, ac3. vorbis or whatever).
To identify the kind of streams that a given AVI file has you can use the command "file", for example, this is from a random video that I have on my home dir:
I made a mpg file using the gui of avidemux and used vcdimager to make the bin and cue files. I burnt them to a cdrw as well as a cdr. It wouldn't work.
I then tried the commandline:
I got a popup with Avidemux and I built a time map and updated the index, set the aspect ratio 1:1 and 4:3, set vcd audio to 44.1khz mp2
It then gave me a crash backtrace. I entered ok the first time and then cancel. Either way it then stopped after that. I didn't get a file completed.
Sorry, I'm not really familiar with avidemux. Did you ensure the mpg which you created from the GUI was VCD spec (http://www.videohelp.com/vcd)? Other than that, burning the bin/cue as files rather than images is the only thing I can think that could go wrong.