[MPlayer-users] Mencoder: Changing frame rate (RealMedia to vcd)

Giacomo Comes comes at naic.edu
Mon Jan 3 15:51:17 CET 2005

On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 07:30:34PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 07:12:56PM -0400, Giacomo Comes wrote:
> > >   encode2mpeg -o STEST16 -a 3 -n p -mpegfixaspect pad -imageonly -svcd -mpeg sample.rm
> > 
> > the command is correct. -a 3 set 16/9 aspect.
> Actually, upon a second try (fixing my -n option), the above generated
> good mpeg output file.  I used both -mpeg and -encode 2 as you
> suggested with similar results.

Mpeg Mode is "changing" a little bit in the next relase.
wait for 0.3.4 if you intend to use Mpeg Mode.

> I burned it to CD-R but it fails to play in my DVD player (Toshiba
> SD-3960) which I thought would play svcds.  It plays the vcds just
> fine.

Try -svcdht

> Tried another dvd player with no luck, but a Polaroid PDV-0700
> portable player had no trouble with any of my coasters (svcd/vcd
> PAL/NTSC 16:9 & 4:3).
> Looks like it would be smart to buy a DVD burner.  The NEC ND-3500A
> Dual Layer seems popular.  But that dual layer media is killer, price
> wise.  What good is a DL burner if you can't afford the media? ;)

I don't have one. I think that if you are going to buy a DVD burner
you should buy a DL burner. You can't afford to buy the media now, but
may be the price will drop in the future.

> encode2mpeg is very helpful, thanks.  A feature request would be a
> "-dryrun" option that just prints out the commands it would run.  It
> would be nice for testing out options to see what config options get
> set and what programs would be run.

No -dryrun anytime soon. But may be the undocumented -debug is ok :-)?


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