[vdr] how to convert vdr to divx?

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Mar 23 21:53:12 CET 2005

On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 11:31:17AM +0200, Jukka Tastula wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 March 2005 08:19, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > analysing the file with '-i' shows that it has an ac3 stream, mp2
> > stream, and a video stream.
> That's probably it then. You should try the latest snapshot (050322); the 
> bugs page claims there's a fix for a problem with AC3 and vdr >1.3.19 (and 
> 1.3.23).

thanks.  that does the trick.

if anyone else is interested, my converter script now looks like this:

---cut here---
#! /bin/bash

# vdr2dix.sh [dir]
# e.g. vdr2divx.sh /video/FooBar/2005-03-
# will convert to divx & save as /video/DIVX/FooBar.2005.03.22.avi

# user-tweakable constants
ARGS='-oac mp3lame -ovc lavc'

# arg processing
show=$(echo "$IN" | sed -e 's=/video/==' -e 's=/.*==')
date=$(echo "$IN" | sed -e 's=.*\([0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]\).*=\1=')
#echo $IN "===>" $OUT

[ -e $TMPDIR/vdrsync1.mpg ] && rm -f $TMPDIR/vdrsync1.mpg

#echo vdrsync.pl $IN -mpeg2 -o $TMPDIR/
#echo mencoder $ARGS -o $OUT $TMPDIR/vdrsync1.mpg

vdrsync.pl $IN -mpeg2 -o $TMPDIR/
mencoder $ARGS -o $OUT $TMPDIR/vdrsync1.mpg

rm -f $TMPDIR/vdrsync1.mpg
---cut here---

it probably needs some tweaking of the mencoder arguments for optimum
quality/size, but it works as is.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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