Mencoder is a command-line video encoding program; it is known as 'Mplayer's Movie Encoder' and comes with the Mplayer package. It can use a huge range of codecs to encode video and it can perform various rotate, scale and crop functions on video.

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Can't convert from DVD to webm

On Ubuntu trusty, I can't convert and DVD to the webm format. I'm using the command: mencoder -v -v dvd://1 -ovc lavc -oac lavc -ffourcc VP80 -o output.webm -of lavf -lavfopts format=webm -lavcopts ...
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Best video configuration to use mencoder to compress MPEG2 TS files

I have a lot of files in Mpeg2 Ts format, from VDR. I want to use mencoder to compress them, and the avi container (I will see Mkv a next time). I want to use also a generic Mpeg4 coder: there is ...
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How to stop update for Mencoder & mplayer in my system (14.04)? [duplicate]

I have 14.04 installed but I have problem with mencoder & mplayer which always want to update to version from 2012 But I compiled mencoder & mplayer from sources so I get newest version. How ...
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E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with /var/lib/dpkg/status file. I will upload the link. Before this I installed x-unikey but It failed so I enter /var/lib/dpkg/status and fix it again (delete it). After I deleted it ...
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How to convert softsubbed .mkv to hardsubbed mp4 file using mencoder?

As the title says,I have single mkv file which contains subtitles , Is it possible to convert using avconv or mencoder? Media info of the file: Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'r.mkv': Duration: ...
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What can I use to transcode MKV to MKV with good automatic compression?

I have a large DVD collection which I wish to convert to MKV with h264 and audio passthrough (unless there's something much better that the untranscoded AC3 or DTS) with subtitles. So far I have ...
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How to capture from TV card using mencoder?

How do I capture from tv card (/dev/video0) using mencoder? I tried with mencoder -tv driiver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:norm=pal_nc:inpu t=1:chanlist=us_cable:channel=13 -ffourcc DIVX -fps 25 -ovc ...
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MEncoder AC3 has no sound when run with VLC

Encoding video with MEncoder (MEncoder SVN R34540 (Ubuntu)) with AC3 codec from lavc, results in no sound on VLC 2.03. The encoded video sounds OK on Totem or Mplayer but there is no sound on VLC. ...
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Ripping DVD to Play in XBox 360

I am trying to rip a dvd to be playable on my XBox 360. I used Handbrake 0.9.8 Normal & High Profile presets with no avail. Although MPEG-4 & H.264 are supported by the XBox, it won't play ...
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Blu-ray player?

I'd like to play bluray discs in my laptop. I found the official documentation, and there it's explained that one should use mplayer and ffmpeg. Looking at the repositories, there exist two different ...
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How can I run “Video for everybody” in current ubuntu (i.e. without specially compiling the latest ffmpeg)?

I first asked "How do I convert a video to all formats neccesary for Video For Everybody" on Super User. The answer involved compiling the latest ffmpeg. Later, I asked "How do I strip the ...
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best command line tool to join videos

I have used ffmpeg, but with it you have to first make mpg videos then do cat video1.mpg video2.mpg > joined.mpg and then convert to joined.mpg to joined.mp4 with ffmpeg to be able to upload on ...
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FFMPEG not extracting part of the video

I used FFMPEG to extract portion (5 seconds) of a video like this: ffmpeg -ss 00:30:00 -t 00:00:05 -i original.avi cut1.avi and also like this: ffmpeg -ss 1800 -t 5 -i original.avi cut1.avi But ...
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DeVeDe won't open in Ubuntu 11.10

After installing the latest version of VLC player I found that DeVeDe had been removed & would not re-install. After following some advice on this site I managed to purge VLC completely & ...
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Screencast 1024x768, What is the recommended encoding?

Using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, what is the recommended encoding for a screencast recorded at 1024x768? The tools I used were RecordItNow (KDE package that works great on Gnome) and OpenShot Video Editor. ...
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How to burn subtitle to avi?

I have tried several suggested methods and commands, mostly using mencoder with commands like this: sudo mencoder movie.avi \ -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame \ -sub movie.srt \ -font ...
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Concatenating AVI videos

I have some AVI videos from a vacation. The videos might have different frame rate and resolution, as they came from different cameras. What's the easiest way to concatenate these videos? Is there an ...
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How to make videos seekable with ffmpeg / mencoder

I'm using mencoder and ffmpeg to make videos with music playing over a single image. The videos play fine but I can't seek at all. I've tried generating them with -idx and even -forceidx and keyint ...
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How to add music to an image with mencoder

I'm trying to use mencoder to make a video that has music playing over a single image. I'm using mf to add the image and I always get a video with about one second of audio with a reported length of ...
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Can mencoder use multiple cores, or is there another aud-vid encoder which can?

I'm looking for a good audio-video encoder which can utilize all cores of a multi-core CPU. I've tried mencoder, but I can't see a "multi-core" option, and it appears to be using only one core at ...
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Missing /dev/dsp* - what do I need to do/install for sound input from mencoder?

Linux sound is generally very confusing to me, especially when two different machines running the same version of Ubuntu don't behave at all the same way. I'm trying to use mencoder to record a video ...
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AMD Phenom II X2 550 CPU not operating at full speed during Xvid encode

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit on a system with an AMD Phenom II X2 550 CPU overclocked to 3.5ghz (from the default 3.1ghz). When I perform an Xvid encode using k9copy/mencoder and check the speed ...
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ProRes encoding and decoding?

Is there a way to encode/decode prores mov files (mostly decode)? I've been playing around with ffmpeg and mencoder/mplayer from the ubuntu repos, but they both report that it's an unknown codec. ...