[MPlayer-users] VCD to plain mpeg!

Ville Saari 113762 at vs.iki.fi
Thu Feb 3 14:45:28 CET 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:34:25PM +0100, Heine Laursen wrote:

> Hi. I want to copy/convert a VCD to a mpeg file. But I don't know, if I 
> just can rename the MPEGAV/AVSEQ01.DAT to a mpeg, or if I should put it 
> througt mencoder first like:
> mencoder -of mpeg -ovc copy -oac copy -o some-mpegfile.mpeg 

Both methods should give you a file containing garbage. Use:

  mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile some-mpegfile.mpeg vcd://n

where n is the number of the track you want to extract. You can't just
copy the .DAT file from the cd because the video tracks are not readable
through the file system. A VideoCD is not a CDROM.


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