[CentOS] Create CD from avi files
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Mar 30 03:43:35 UTC 2007
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I have avi files in xVid format from my Camera, and I want to create a
> Video CD that can be viewed on any CD player.
> I have searched through the various repos (including rpmforage and
> kbsingh) and did not find anything that would burn.
> I have a number of programs that have no trouble displaying these
> files. Including xzine, Avidemux, and VideoLAN-Client).
> I unfortunately have to make these CDs for tomorrow morning, 8am for
> my wife to take to her class....
well, I know nothing about Linux video tools, but I can tell you that
you'll have to convert them from XVID (MPEG4 streams embedded in AVI
format) to straight MPEG1, 352x240(NTSC) or 352x288 (PAL), 25 or 30 FPS,
at a specific videoCD profile, constant bandwidth of 1.150 Mbit/sec with
MPEG layer 2 audio at 224kbit/sec (xvid probably uses Mpeg Layer 3
audio, which is incompatible with the strict VideoCD specification)..
THEN you need to embed these in a VideoCD disk format, which is a CD/XA
Mode II Form II format, rather than the more conventional redbook CD-Rom
AND, most CD players don't play VideoCD... SOME(many?) DVD players do,
If you were on Microsoft Windows, I'd probably suggest using Nero Vision
Express (part of Nero Ultra, $$) to do this, it will generate either
proper VideoCD or DVD Video formats from AVI files, but there's dozens
of other tools suitable for video trans coding (the Nero stuff does a
very decent job on the video compression if you set its options for 2
pass and best quality).
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