[MPlayer-users] Re: how to convert wmv to mpeg2

Hugo Coolens hugocoolens at skynet.be
Sun Aug 14 10:17:11 CEST 2005

Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
> Hi,
> On 8/14/05, The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> wrote:
>>Hugo Coolens wrote:
>>>How can I convert a wmv file which plays correctly with mplayer to a
>>> mpeg2-file?
>>Assuming that you also want an MPEG container, as well as an MPEG-2
>>codec (and that I haven't forgotten something important):
>>mencoder input.wmv -oac <any valid audio codec> -ovc lavc -lavcopts
>>vcodec=mpeg2video -of mpeg -o output.mpg
>>That's a very basic example, and won't produce very good output, but the
>>rest is simply a matter of refining from there - you can quite possibly
>>do a better job of it yourself, by experimenting with various options,
>>than I would be able to do without a copy of the same source WMV file.
> So I strongly advise Hugo to read the docs
> http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/, especially
> http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/mencoder.html ,
> http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-vcd-dvd.html ,
> http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-enc-libavcodec.html#menc-feat-dvd-mpeg4-lavc-encoding-options
> Cheers,
> Guillaume
Thanks for all the kind suggestions, I will try them out. Concerning the 
docs yesterday they were unavailable (at least on my system) but today 
the links seem to  be up again.

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