Simple command line to create
encode2mpeg has many options. In can be difficult, sometime, to find
correct set of options necessary to create a standard VCD, SVCD or DVD.
Since 0.5.0 a simple command line should be enough:
encode2mpeg -o <TITLE> -n <NORM> <SOURCEVIDEO> -stdvid <n>
where n can be:
You only need to specify the
the output mpeg stream, the video norm (PAL/NTSC), the video source
(anything MPlayer can understand) and what kind of Mode for your
VCD/SVCD/DVD do you want.
- VCD Direct Mode
- VCD Mpeg Mode
- SVCD Direct Mode
- SVCD Mpeg Mode
- DVD Direct Mode (mp2 audio)
- DVD Mpeg Mode (mp2 audio)
- DVD Direct Mode (copy of input audio)
- DVD Mpeg Mode (copy of input audio)
These are my recomendations about the different Modes:
So, what the -stdvid option does? It set the Mode and other options
equivalent to these: -asr
44100 (48000 for DVD), -mp2 toolame, -a 2, -mpegfixaspect,
-addchapter copy. The log file will show the options actually used. Of
course, you can add all the other supported options if you need them.
For example, for a DVD you may want to add -a 3.
- Mpeg Mode is fast and it has good quality, so it is the mode
to prefer. For VCD/SVCD, it is possible to split the final mpeg
stream over several CD, but the split may not be very accurate.
- Direct Mode is slower than Mpeg Mode, it splits the final
stream over several CD accurately, but it could have problems with A/V
the input and output video fps are different.