[MEncoder-users] Encoding Pal DVD to AVI or SVCD for NTSC

Trevor Nightingale Trevor.Nightingale at sas.com
Thu Dec 1 18:57:56 CET 2005


My problem is that I have received a DVD from the UK (Region 2) which is a DVD+RW disc. My DVD players at home cannot play Region 2 (and there is no hack), my DVD ROM drive on my computer only plays DVD-R discs. My machine at work can play the disc,however I cannot sit a work watching rugby :-)

If I rip the DVD and create an AVI that I could watch on my computer at home, it is >800mb which it too large and also the aspect ratio was messed up.

mencoder dvd://2 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=1 -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=3 -o movie.avi
mencoder dvd://2 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=2 -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=3 -o movie.avi

So I thought I would try to create as svcd that I could play on my DVD player at home, using this link http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-vcd-dvd.html I used the command:


  mencoder -oac lavc -ovc lavc -of mpeg -mpegopts format=xsvcd  -vf \
  scale=480:480,harddup -srate 44100 -af lavcresample=44100 -lavcopts \
  vbitrate=2500:vrc_maxrate=2500:acodec=mp2:abitrate=224 -ofps 30000/1001 \
  -o movie.mpg dvd://1

However, the generated file was >1Gb

All I have so far is an AVI that I created that I could potentially watch on my pda (and computer) which is about 130Mb using the following command:

C:\mplayer>mencoder dvd://1 -ofps 15 -srate 24000 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=
32:vol=5:mode=3 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=96:vhq:keyint=300 -vop
 scale=160:120 -o rugbysmall.avi

Ideally, I would love to be able to watch this on my TV using my DVD to play an SVCD, but I would settle for a reasonable quality AVI that I can watch on the computer. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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