encoding video for dvd burning
lgrover at zoominternet.net
Sat May 14 14:02:04 UTC 2005
Michael Beattie wrote:
> I am trying to encode the video that comes off my digital camera so
> that I can burn it to a DVD with varsha. I have tried using mencoder
> and transcode and neither of them makes valid mpeg files. Transcode
> can change the codec to xvid, lavc, mp3lame or whatever, no problem,
> but it leaves it in an AVI container which I guess varsha doesnt like.
> mencoder seems to make a valid mpeg container but the stuff inside it
> is corrupt.
> I have tried many different options, but this is what I seem to get
> the best results with even though it still doesnt work.
Standard DVDs use mpeg2 video format, not divx/xvid. This may be your
> transcode -i "/home/mike/MVI0023.avi" -x mplayer -y divx5 -V -N 0x55
> -b 64 -o "/home/mike/first.mpg"
I have used transcode a few times, but not as often as mencdoer, so
I'm less familiar with it. I don't have transcode installed,
currently, so I can't test it, but you should be able to get enough
help to get started from these web pages (page wrapping will probably
mangle the URLs):
> mencoder MVI0023.avi -oac mp3lame -ovc xvid -of mpeg -o first.mpg
For mencoder, something like this should work:
mencoder MOVIE.avi -oac lavc -ovc lavc -lavcopts \
vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=mp2 -of mpeg -o MOVIE.mpg
This assumes you don't need to do anything fancy, like change aspect
ratio, frame rate, etc
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