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#1 2004-08-18 01:45:31

Registered: 2004-02-15
Posts: 61

what is the simplest way to encode with xvid

I have a collection of home videos.  I can import them from the camera as .avi files.  From there, I would like to encode them into mpeg4 videos, but I would like to use xvid - I heard it complied to the mpeg4 standards.  I have been reading a lot of forums, but there is nothing that says what the command line is or something simple.  I know several Arch users have used xvid.  Is it possible to encode with xvid from the command line?  If not, how can I do it?

Oh, I have also installed xvidcore via pacman, but there doesn't seem to be an exvidenc like I thought there would be. 

Thanks for any help


#2 2004-08-18 08:50:16

Registered: 2004-01-26
Posts: 266

Re: what is the simplest way to encode with xvid

I think mencoder is unbeatable, it's man page is quite lengthy but worth reading carefully as there's loads of good info there.
Basically, you can do something like this:

cat film.avi | mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=64 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=1000 -vf crop=720:544:24:16,pp=lb -o output.avi

That's a really rough guide and may not work how you want it to - there's tons of switches and options you can apply if you want.


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