VCD (DivX) to DVD

Phil Brennan phil.brennan at
Wed Nov 24 03:36:13 PST 2004

Try not to confuse VCD with Divx. VCD=mpeg1,DVD=mpeg2,divx=mpeg4 ( roughly )
If you have a divx, you should be able re-encode it as mpeg2 with
mencoder (part of mplayer). So, you need to start reading up the
documentation for mplayer/mencoder. There are manpages, and entire
folder of docs. Then search the web for howtos if thats not enough.
Hope this helps a little bit.

On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 10:37:01 +0200 (EET), Achilleus Mantzios
<achill at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> i am FreeBSD 5.3* workstation/server user/admin and now i need
> to do some multimedia as well.
> The problem:
> I own some VCDs (DivX) (the ones that newspapers give away), which
> my funai DVD player at home should easily play.
> This is not the case unfortunately.
> My funai dont play any VCDs.
> So my problem is kinda unusual:
> I want to convert these VCDs to DVDs.
> I have played with mplayer, dvdauthor, etc...
> but the set of standards governing multimedia DivX, VCD, DVD, MPEGx,etc..
> sound a little chinese to me.
> I have managed to view the movies on my FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2, with
> mplayer-gtk-esound-0.99.5_2, but didnt know what to do next.
> I would be a greatful (and even more happy) FreeBSD user, if somebody
> could
> give a direction on how to accomplish this task.
> Unfortunatelly, i try all the above as a "break" from my ordinary job,
> which leaves few possibilities for extented reserach.
> Thanx.
> --
> -Achilleus
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