How the heck do you burn a VCD?
Michael C. Shultz
ringworm01 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 06:21:22 GMT 2005
On Wednesday 23 November 2005 21:56, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> On 11/23/05 09:35 PM, Michael C. Shultz sat at the `puter and typed:
> > On Wednesday 23 November 2005 21:20, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> > > Hey folks. This may be slightly OT, but I just downloaded the
> > > StarWreck spoof (http://www.starwreck.com), and I'd like to get it
> > > burned to a VCD. It's in xvid/avi format, and I'm not sure what's the
> > > best way to burn this. with the following:
> > >
> > > burncd -f /dev/acd1 -d vcd
> > > star_wreck_in_the_pirkinning_subtitled_xvid.avi
> > >
> > > but it doesn't seem to play anywhere - not even my FreeBSD box - which
> > > is the only machine I can get the avi file to play in the first place
> > > (MacOs X & Windoze won't play it). How's that for FreeBSD being a
> > > better multimedia box?
> > >
> > > I have checked the disk, and it *does* appear to have been burned - so
> > > this is a coaster now. I'm guessing I just didn't understand the
> > > burncd manpage in regards to vcd burning. I also couldn't find
> > > anything but 'doze and MacOs X commercial software ads on google, even
> > > though I required either "FreeBSD" or "Linux" in my search.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I'm really a newbie with this vcd stuff, so a little leg up
> > > would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > TIA
> > > Lou
> > Look in the handbook under opticle drives on how to make ISO's
> What, really? I haven't been able to find any indication that the VCD
> format was nothing more than an xvid AVI file in an iso filesystem.
VCD format isn't xvid. For the most part, anything you burn to a DVD or
CD should be done as an ISO file, especially if you want the CD to
work with other OS's or DVD players :)
> Figures it would be so painfully simple - that'll play on my DVD
Depends on your DVD player and the codecs used for the VCD. If
its encoded right it should, if not then start learning mencoder and the
art of re-encoding. Mencoder comes with mplayer and you should find a mail
list that caters to that sort of thing if your interested.
> Thanks for the pointer.
Your welcome :)
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