I have a stack of .avi files that I have encoded over time and I was attempting to play them on my PS3. I got an error that the data was not supported and after some digging around I found that PS3 loves .mpeg files with the h.264 codec. I did not have that codec until a few moments ago when I apt-get'd the x264 package.
My question is, how would I re-encode a directory full of .avi files with mencoder to .mpeg files and force mencoder to use the x264 codec instead of whatever else it uses by default?
Thanks for your help.