[MPlayer-users] mencoder compatibility with Windows media player.

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Wed May 18 21:25:03 CEST 2005

On 5/18/05, Guillaume POIRIER <poirierg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 5/18/05, James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a .VOB file.
> > I need to convert it into a format that Windows Media Player can play.
> > I tried using mencoder's "msmpeg4" and output to a .avi file, but it failed.
> >
> > Can anyone help me convert a .VOB file into a format Windows Media
> > Player can play?
> > I need to keep the quality as high as possible.
> >
> > Has anyone managed to do this?
> If you install ffdshow, you'll be able to play your file just fine.
> Guillaume

Thank you very much. I installed ffdshow and all files now play in
Windows media player.
I use:
mencoder t.vob -noskip -ovc lavc -oac lavc -of avi -lavopts
vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=2000 -o t.avi

It produces a very acceptable result.
My next step is getting Windows Media Encoder to convert that in to
.wmv so Window Media Streaming server can multicast it out.
According to Windows Docs, if it plays in Windows Media Player,
Windows Media Encoder can transcode it.

Thank you everyone who responded.
I will have to try the Windows Media Encoder when I get back into the
office tomorrow.


P.S. Sorry for my lack of knowledge with Windows, It is due to the
fact that most of my time is spent with Linux.

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