[Lvlug] avi to mpg converter
fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net
Sun Aug 14 14:50:22 EDT 2005
On Sun, 14 Aug 2005, dann s washko wrote:
> Brian Reichert wrote:
>> I have an avi that I'd like to convert into standard NTSC DVD format. I'd
>> prefer to do this with Linux. The specific questions are:
>> What exactly is/are the standard resolutions, bitrates, etc of a normal NTSC
>> DVD format?
>> And what software can I use to easilly make the conversion?
>> I've looked at things like transcode but those are more than what I want to
>> take the time to figure out. I'm hoping for a program that will let me make
>> the conversion fairly easily.
>> What do you all suggest I try out?
> The only two apps that come to mind here are transcode or mencoder (part
> of Mplayer). I understand these options require a lot of learning.
> What would be nice is if they made scripts: avi2mpg with some generic
> settings. But I guess the settings are too varried for the project to
> declare this script is the one to use.
I agree that using mplayer with the litany of options is very taxing,
although it offers a lot of flexibility. Dan Lischner and I had to rip
DVD's for this chickenshit school project and it WAS very frustrating.
However, there are some frontends you can browse through at FreshMeat:
We did not have the luxury of grabbing all the infrastructure needed for
these programs (such as Qt), much less setting it up on Windoze. But
Konverter is decent, so I've heard.
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