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Old 07-26-2003, 06:57 PM   #1
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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?
Old 07-26-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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maybe avidemux can do that..


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