Video Conversion Program

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jpom, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

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    I currently have a video that I would like to convert to a more standard format (preferably mpeg2) with the intention of burning it to dvd.

    The video is supposedly encoded in x264 (mpeg-4 AVC) format and the audio in Vorbis, the file is in OGG format (as a container I assume). For the life of me I cannot find a program that will accept this video to convert, anybody have any suggestions??

    TIA
    James
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What programs have you tried??

    See if AutoGK will do it for you.
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    more standard? mpg2? For burning you really should be starting from a good source like avi I believe.... would any expert like to correct me?
     
  4. yalooze

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    avi is a container which holds both audio and video streams. This does not determine the type of encoding (video and audio) which could be xvid, divx / mp3, aac etc, nor the quality ^_^

    If the file's in a ogm container then i believe you will need an ogg splitter (http://www.vorbis.com/files/1.0/tobias/OggDS0995.exe homepage: http://tobias.everwicked.com/ if link doesn't work) and for x264, you will need the x264 encoder (http://x264.nl/). Once you have both of these, programs like TMPGEnc(http://www.tmpgenc.net/), or possibly even NeroVision (http://www.nero.com/) should be able to read and convert the file to mpeg-2.

    EDIT: If this does not work, you may have to download virtualdub (http://www.virtualdub.org/) and convert it to a more "friendly" format, such as xvid, mp3 in avi (using high bitrates so as not to lose quality) and then most programs should recognise the file. A bit of a round-a-bout way of doing it I realise, but hey, if it's more of a once off thing then it shouldn't be too bad.

    Post back with how you go.
     
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  5. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

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    Well the video is mpeg-4 apparently x264 is some sort of open source format of the h.264 format. I don't follow this stuff to much but from what I can understand it's pretty decent.

    Yalooze, that ogg splitter was what I was missing, I assumed (Wrongly I guess) that since I could play the videos no problem that I should have all needed codecs etc to convert them, problem was that none of my converters would recognize them. I installed the ogg splitter and tmpgenc express is happily working away to combine the 3 videos and size them for a single dvd disc, not sure what the quality will be like as I am putting over 3 hours on a single DVD5 with an Avg. Bitrate of 2500kbps but I'll have to wait and see

    Anyways Thanks Muchly Yalooze, appreciate the help.
     
  6. yalooze

    yalooze OSNN Addict

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    No problem, jpom.

    And I've encoded video around that bitrate with no noticeable difference. Although I only have analogue TV, would be interested to see how it looks on a higher res digital setup.
     
  7. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    does autoGK do avi to DVD...I used to use Winavi converter but I can't even get it to open anymore with version 7.1. I tihnk it has something to do with divx 6.0 but I"m not positive, also when winaviconverter crashes it locks up Dr Watsons Post Mortem Debugger as well..

    All in all I can't make dvds from Avi files quickly anymore (winavi used to do a full conversion in 45 minutes or less where as other ways take hours)
     
  8. jpom

    jpom OSNN Addict

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    I don't believe it does, look for a program called D.I.K.O. gold, that's what I use and I think it does a good job and is fairly quick.
     
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  9. Tuffgong4

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    sweet thanks
     
  10. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Will probaby look pretty bad. You might want to try going with Half D1 instead. With D1 anything with a bitrate less than 4000 will start to get blocky. Half D1 at 2500 should give you a less blocky picture.
     
  11. yalooze

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    I've encoded nearly 4 hours of video at 2300kbps using D1 and have noticed very little blockiness. I find that with video you can actually get away with a hell of a lot more than you can with a still image. Eye of the beholder i guess :)