View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble converting MKV to AVI - Mencoder

August 29th, 2011, 10:37 AM
I have been trying all day to convert an MKV to an AVI (xvid) so that it will play on a standalone dvd player. This is the code I am using
mencoder <input.mp4> -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=192 -xvidencopts pass=2:bitrate=-700000 -o <output.avi>
however I get this error:

syntax error near unexpected token `newline'

Would some kind soul please tell me what's wrong.

August 29th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Sorry, I worked it out. I had to remove the"<>" characters. Noob