Vulpes Velox kitbsdlists at
Tue Oct 14 15:22:59 PDT 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:07:27 -0500
Eric Anderson <anderson at> wrote:

> Agreed - mplayer on FreeBSD runs flawlessly (for me anyway), and I've 
> played several types of movies and media with it.
> However, I'd love for someone to write up a "converting your mpeg stream 
> to divx on FreeBSD" article.  I don't know how to do this really, but 
> I'd love to help figure it out.  I'd love to be able to take my favorite 
> movie with me on my laptop when I'm traveling, without having to carry 
> the DVD disc around..

Ohh, that is simple. Just use mencoder to take care of that  :)

Mencoder is a program what comes with mplayer. It is a uber nice encoder
program. I've used it many times for converting mpeg files to avi.

mencoder <file name> -o <output file name> -oac copy -ovc lavc -lavcopts

that will convert a file to a avi with mpeg4 video and it  will just copy the

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