Video Compression Apps

Fernando Gleiser fgleiser at
Tue Apr 22 05:46:06 PDT 2003

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Joe Pokupec wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm a FreeBSD newbie. I have a file server set up on 4.7 using Samba for
> file services and Apache for web services. I have lots of videos that I
> capture from TV and save in MPEG1 (VCD) format and store on the FreeBSD box.
> Does anyone know of an app that can be scripted or scheduled (using cron) to
> regularly convert these MPEG1 video files into DIVX or MPEG4? For that

Install the mplayer port (multimedia/mplayer) and take a look at mencoder.
I use it for the reverse: to convert divx into VCDs

> matter, are there any MPEG1 or DIVX video editors and/or capture utilities
> available for FreeBSD 4.7?

The mjpeg port has some utils for capture from cameras.


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