[MPlayer-users] Converting DivX4 -> MPEG ?

Nico nsabbi at libero.it
Sat Oct 25 11:34:09 CEST 2003

in windows you can use ffvfw and ffdshow to play  without problems those 
mpg1/2/3 in avi.

Unofficial latest builds are here:

Rainer Hantsch wrote:

>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>I am using mencoder "0.90pre8-2.95.3 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy" since some
>months for capturing TV films directly as DivX4 files. Works really GREAT.
>Because DivX is somehow problematic with Windoze (does not really play
>smoothly on a little bit weaker machines), I would like to convert this DivX4
>files into some kind of non-standard MPEG (mp3 audio instead of mp2 audio,
>video stream shall be MPEG1/2, in same resolution as I have in the DivX, this
>is (~720x586 pixel). Some people name them "SVHS" which is surely not right.
>I got such files in the past from a neighbour and it is normally possible to
>play them with most PC's though they are not standard.
>Yes, I did "RTFM". There stands in chapter 7.2, how mencoder has to be called
>for doing this task -- but it does not work at all. All I get is the
>mencoder -of mpeg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video -oac copy -endpos 60
>-o test.mpg  testvideo.avi
>>>>>>>>>>This should convert the first 60 seconds from DivX4 -> MPEG1
>But I get this:
>MEncoder 0.90pre8-2.95.3 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)
>CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron MG Morgan (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
>SSE supported but disabled
>CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
>Reading /home/rainer/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open
>'/home/rainer/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
>Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 38 audio & 106 video codecs
>File not found: 'frameno.avi'
>Error: 'of' is not a mplayer/mencoder option
>command line: -of
>Exiting... (error parsing cmdline)
>What am I doing wrong here?  Maybe this mencoder does not understand "-of"?
>I would like to NOT change mencoder, if this task can be done without
>changing, too. Maybe, there exists a different option which does basically the
>same? (I needed a long time to get all this working, I do not want to start
>  Ing. Rainer Hantsch
>RTFM!!!  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
>Search:  http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/cgi-bin/htsearch

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