[MPlayer-users] VCD's

Martin Emrich martin at emmerator.dyndns.org
Tue Apr 22 23:51:22 CEST 2003

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 09:19:23PM +0100, Ashley Evans wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I'd like to rip VCD's to XVID. I can do this already with the following 
> mencoder line:
> 		mencoder -vcd 3 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=96 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts 
> bitrate=845:4mv -stereo 2 -vop scale=640:360,crop=352:208:0:40
> However, the VCD's are 2 disk and I need to be able to determine the best 
> bitrate to give 350Meg files.
> Any tips would be welcome.


If you have enough diskspace, copy both CDs to your harddisk (dump the
VCDs to files using -streamdump), then make one file:

$ cat part1.mpg part2.mpg > wholemovie.mpg

then you can do the usual 3pass encoding.

or use 

$ cat part1.mpg part2.mpg | mencoder <blahblah> -


> Thanks,
> A. Evans
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