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Old 12-05-2004, 06:33 AM   #1
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XviD converter (and splitter?)


I searched the whole net for a program like this on linux but couldn't find anything
It doesn't matter if it's GUI or CLI (ofcourse a nice GUI is always preferred)

What I want is this:
- Convert XviD/DivX into SVCD (MPEG1, so my DVD player can run it as well)
- I want a tool that can split a .avi/.mpeg file into peaces (for example, instead of one file 700MB I want 2x 350MB)

I hope you people have experience with this kind of programs and can help me

Old 12-05-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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try looking at avidemux2 (gui) and mencoder (comes with mplayer and is fast)
Old 12-05-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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And keep in mind: recoding is potential loss of quality. Why not buy a decent DVD player capaple playing MPEG-4? Some have ethernet ports so you can play movies from your home server.
Old 12-05-2004, 08:59 AM   #4
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Simon, tnx for the tip I will try to use it

Emerson, yes that's right but if I buy a DVD player and my friends try to borrow some DVD's fro me then they can't play them
I know, in a few years you will find a Media Center in each house (instead of a DVDplayer) in that case it won't be a problem anymore

Btw, a XviD is much smaller then a MPEG1 , while the quality is much better it's so bad that not any DVD player can play them would cost me less CD costs


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