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  • riegal
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I've really beat this one up.  Looked up on this forum how to do it, with no luck.  Did Google search as well, no joy.  Anyway . . .

I have a DVD video with VOB format files (educational training video we made.)

Trying to convert to something we can publish on the web.

Used MPEG StreamClip which worked except the files went from 1.5GB to 9GBs.  Converted to both DV and AVI.

So had the bright idea to convert to XVID . . . seems to be a fairly alien idea to Mac (although I really like my Mac, find the video, photo, music, etc handling side of it to be not quite up to the hype.)  And haven't been able to find a way to do that (yea, tried ffmpeg, but that's a trial by fire.)

Anyway, bottom-line, want to convert our video VOB files to AVI or XVID or whatever is the most useable.

Anyone with any ideas is much appreciated.

Thank you.

(By the way, this forum was extraordinarily helpful when I was learning to convert audio files for my minidisc and flash player.)


  • smok3
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Reply #1
i'am currently using handbrake to convert stuff to h.264/mp4 (x264 and faac) which can also be used on web via quicktime and/or flash.

http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

(from what i hear it has great dvd-input support as well)
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  • Maggi
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Reply #2
I'm using MediaCoder for transcoding about every AV stream
http://www.mediacoderhq.com/index.htm

and with a bit of fiddling, it seems to be running on MacOS as well:
http://forum.mediacoderhq.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2764

Cheers,
Maggi

  • smok3
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Reply #3
Maggi, you serious? i wouldn't even run that on windows 95...., and to emulate that..., cough, cough

cheers,
Smokey

p.s. http://roundup.ffmpeg.org/roundup/ffmpeg/issue1162
  • Last Edit: 23 December, 2009, 05:06:32 AM by smok3
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  • Maggi
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Reply #4
whoa ... thanx for the heads-up, Smokey !

I never heard about that issue before ...