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    alternative to handbrake? to convert video to mpg4

    I'm currently using handbrake (with the gui) to convert some video files to mpg4. It takes about 2 hours to convert an average movie is there anything a little speedier? I'm running a core2duo processor.

    file types:
    .vob ----> .m4v

    I'm also open to cli suggestions.

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    Re: alternative to handbrake? to convert video to mpg4

    If you don't have problems using the terminal, you should try ffmpeg. Here's a youtube tutorial.

    Regards.

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    Re: alternative to handbrake? to convert video to mpg4

    Thanks for the response. I looked into ffmpeg before, but couldn't seem to get it to work, despite looking at a few different tutorials.

    The tutorial doesn't explain what the video container is?

    here is my attempt:

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i MOVIE.VOB -vcodec vob -sameq MOVIE_FINAL.mp4
    Code:
    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 59.94 (60000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from 'WAR.VOB':
      Duration: 01:42:58.84, start: 89.539733, bitrate: 5528 kb/s
        Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9800 kb/s, 23.98 fps, 59.94 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
        Stream #0.1[0x80]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16, 448 kb/s
        Stream #0.2[0x81]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
        Stream #0.3[0x82]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
        Stream #0.4[0x83]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
        Stream #0.5[0x84]: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
    Unknown encoder 'vob'

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    Re: alternative to handbrake? to convert video to mpg4

    clearly I'm messing up something with the audio

    tried this:

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i WAR.VOB -acodec ac3 -sameq output.mp4
    There is a lot of output, but these arein red and seem bad:

    [ac3 @ 0x157c710]frame sync error

    Bit allocation failed. Try increasing the bitrate.
    Last edited by chris1497; August 13th, 2011 at 07:19 AM. Reason: update

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