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Old 07-31-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: ubuntu 7.04
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Need to use transcode command line

I did my best to sort myself out by reading the transcode man page, but just got thoroughly confused. So I was wondering if anyone who is familiar with using transcode on command line could help me with what I'd like to do.

I have some .vobs I have ripped from DVD and would like to convert them to xvid format. I would like to crop the black bars, use two pass encoding, convert the audio to mp3, etc. This is what I tried:

transcode -i /home/user/ripped.vob -x vob -o /home/user/movie.avi -s 3.00 --export_asr 2 -Y -60,0,-60,0 -y xvid -w 2000 -Q 5,5 -N 0x55 -R 2
...However, I noticed that using the "-R 2" option made the ripped file twice as large as before. Then I read this in the man page: "Make sure you activate both sound and video encoding during this pass" and realised I didn't know how to do that. So if perhaps someone could help me out, and show me how to use options like ripping (english) subtitles, etc., I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

[I'd use a gui, but a) I couldn't *any* of the gui's for transcode to work. Believe me- I tried all of them! b) I figure using command line would be faster. Given that movie encoding is such a long slow task, this would definitely be an advantage].

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