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Old 10-29-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy mencoder config file? and xvid to mpeg

I have been trying to re-encode a video file from a xvid encode to mpeg1/2 using:
mencoder -of mpeg -ofps 23.975 -sws 0 -info name=Bleach Episode 01:artist=:genre=Anime:subject=:copyright=:comment= -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:vme=1:mbd=1:vqblur=0.5:vqcomp=0.5:me_range=6:qprd:ilme:mpeg_quant /home/jeremiah/BitTorrent/[Lunar] Bleach - 01 [2101CD82].avi -ss 0 -frames 0 -loadidx  -o /home/jeremiah/Desktop/[Lunar] Bleach - 01.mpg -oac lavc -lavcopts abitrate=224:acodec=mp3
but I always seem to be getting feedback about a missing mencoder config file... for some reason this doesn't happen when I try to encode to xvid...
I get the following ouput
MEncoder dev-CVS-041011-00:41-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville 930.8 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 6)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE

Reading /home/jeremiah/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 76 audio & 181 video codecs
File not found: 'frameno.avi'
Failed to open frameno.avi
Reading config file /home/jeremiah/.mplayer/mencoder: No such file or directory

Exiting... (error parsing cmdline)
does anyone know where I can get this mencoder config file... if it even exists, I've searched everywhere for it? or is there something else that can be done to fix this?!
Old 10-29-2004, 06:19 PM   #2
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I don't think that error is causing mencoder to exit (I get it all the time, and everything still works OK); it looks like it's balking about some problem with your command line. Specifically, I think it's complaining about the -loadidx part. -loadidx needs to be provided with a filename (since it's for loading a video index file that was previously saved by -saveidx). If you have no clue what this index stuff means, take that part out of your command.

Also, I am not sure this command will actually encode anything, because it includes the "-frames 0" option, which means to play or encode 0 frames. There's probably no need to have the "artist=" or "subject=:copyright=:comment=" part, since I think those will be blank by default, and I don't think any of that stuff is saved in an mpeg file anyway, in which case you could leave out the entire "-info" part. (I could be wrong on this, though.)

Finally, if you are attempting to make (S)VCD or DVD format mpegs, I would like to plug my encoder program tovid, designed for just this purpose.


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