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    xvidenc syntax

    Apologies for the inanity of this ... but I am not able to figure out the syntax (nor can I find it anywhere) for encoding a file.

    xvidenc figures my filename is an option ... or a preset.

    Can anyone help.

    TIA

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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    The options can all be seen with:

    Code:
    xvidenc -help
    There is an example in there to start with:

    Code:
    xvidenc -2p -p ehq
    which might provide a suitable starting point. The file or dvd is then selected interactively.
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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    Thank you for your help.

    It now looks like it will work. But ... the input has me baffled.

    If I try to encode a DVD I get the message "No such block device" whatever I input.

    And if I try to encode a VIDEO_TS I get the message "Directory not specified or does not exist" regardless of what "path" I type in.

    Can you explain what's missing or what's required?

    Thanks in anticipation.

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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    Concerning the DVD you should be able to test as follows:

    Code:
    andrew@skamandros~$ xvidenc -scan 
    
    Would you like to scan a video file or a DVD? [file/vcd/dvd]: dvd
    
    -> Found device: /dev/sr1
    -> Found device: /dev/sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvd -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvd0 -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvd1 -> sr1
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdr -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdr0 -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdr1 -> sr1
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdrw -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdrw0 -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdrw1 -> sr1
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdwriter -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdwriter0 -> sr0
    -> Found symbolic link to DVD device: /dev/dvdwriter1 -> sr1
    
    Specify the DVD Device [default is /dev/dvd]:
    and on my system the field should be /dev/dvd , it may be different on yours...
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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    Thanks.

    It shows up using "xvidenc -scan *".


    However it does NOT show up with "xvidenc -scan" - which is what I had already used.


    Thanks again.

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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    So it works for you now?
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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    I'll give that a try. Thanks!

    That sad, I am REALLY surprised to learn that a missing library doesn't result in an error message though.

    Or is it possible that something else is amiss - some cunning code on the DVD for instance ...

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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    O.k. Done.

    Everything "o.k." except:

    -> Checking for 'neroAacEnc'.................. FAILED! [no support for AAC+ audio]
    -> Checking for 'aacplusenc'.................. FAILED! [no support for AAC+ audio]

    One of which I see you have too. And one which you don't.

    So! This leads me to 2 questions. 1 - is it possible/likely that it (aacplusenc) is the cause of the no audio problem? 2 - what can/do I do about it.

    Thanks in anticipation yet again.

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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    Does seem a little odd. MP3 should be a safe bet then with xvidenc but do you have playback with mp3 files with media players like vlc on your setup? This is often missing by default in Ubuntu.
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    Re: xvidenc syntax

    Yes I regularly play mp3 files.

    With vlc. And with Banshee and Mplayer.

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