[CentOS] Create CD from avi files

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Mar 30 13:06:53 UTC 2007

Bob Marcan wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:43:35 -0700
> John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>> 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 
>> aka ISO9660.]
>> AND, most CD players don't play VideoCD... SOME(many?) DVD players do, 
>> however.
>> 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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> http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
I got 2.0.4 from one of the repos; I have not figured out how to tell 
afterwards, which repo I got an rpm from. yumex tells you before 
install, but does not supply this info once installed. So I can't easily 
go to the repo manager and ask for the current version....

I see that avidemux just puts out a file, then you have to use other 
tools to actually write the disk. I rather make CD not DVD format, and 
their wiki only talks about DVD output format, so I still have some 
research to do.

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