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Old 09-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
ryhner
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using mencoder to take a xvid to dvd formated file to burn


I'm trying to use mencoder to change a xvid avi file to an mpeg2 video file so I can burn it to a dvd. But I keep getting a Segmentation fault. Here is the command I'm using:

mencoder file.avi -oca lavc acodec=mp2 -ova lavc vcodec=mpeg2video -o file.mpg

Here is the last bit of output from mencoder:

Pos:1907.7s 45743f (100%) 326fps Trem: 0min 51mb A-V:0.006 [0:223]
1 duplicate frame(s)!
Pos:1907.8s 45744f (100%) 326fps Trem: 0min 51mb A-V:0.006 [0:223]
Writing AVI index...
Fixing AVI header...
ODML: vprp aspect is 16384:8936.

Video stream: 0.000 kbit/s (0 bps) size: 0 bytes 1907.783 secs 45744 frames

Audio stream: 224.000 kbit/s (27999 bps) size: 53419296 bytes 1907.832 secs
Segmentation fault

Is there some options I'm missing here. To be honest I'm not to sure what I'm doing. The man page doesn't explain very much how to go to dvd instead of from a dvd. Adn all the options seem very overwhelming to me. I would apperticate any help and guidance on how to use mencoder to change my files to mpeg2.

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Old 01-24-2006, 08:32 PM   #2
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I have never had much luck with mencoder. Transcode is easier to use IMO if you want command line. Or for a GUI, use tovid or avidemux. I use avidemux like this:

1) pick dvd format
2) in configure select single pass quartenizer=2
3) in configure select the interlacing (BFF for me)
3) in filters select dvd res
4) select process video
5) output format dvd (PS)
5) pick toolame audio format
6) select process audio
7) file --> save video
 
Old 01-24-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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try using ffmpeg, for example.....


#!/bin/sh
#
ffmpeg -i video.avi -b 8000 -vcodec mpeg2video -r 29.97 -s 720x480 -y video.m2v;
ffmpeg -i video.avi -ab 192 -y video.mp2;
mplex -f 8 -o video-DVD.mpeg video.m2v video.mp2;


This script usually works well for me when converting xvid files to dvd. I too had to learn the hard way and i finally came up with that script above. Hope it helps.

**edit - i should mention that works for NTSC - change where needed. Plus, i have used:

ffmpeg -i video.avi -b 8000 -vcodec mpeg2video -r 29.97 -s 720x480 -y video.mpeg

Which will directly bypass all the steps above to one. However, i have found that this will produce a dvd compliant video, but it doesn't usually work in any of the DVD authoring tools on linux for me.

Last edited by Phorem; 01-24-2006 at 08:45 PM.
 
  


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