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I'd like to convert my Replay MPEG streams to a compressed AVI format. DivX 5 seems to be the way to go. I tried out Dr. DivX, but its batch mode always crashes on me, and I don't like tying up my PC for long periods of time while it's encoding.


I figured I'd try to find a solution for conversion using my Linux box. Some Googling led me to a program called "transcode" which allegedly outputs DivX, XVid, etc. After many tests, I got a DivX encode to work, but the audio and video are hopelessly out of sync. I tried tweaking some of the sync options but nothing worked.


So is anyone out there using Linux to do Replay MPEG -> AVI conversion? If so, could you tell me what programs you're using, which codecs, settings, command-line parameters, etc.? I just can't get usable videos out of these utils.


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I used mpeg2divx, from http://www.emulinks.de/divx/, only once long long ago. As far as I remember, it worked fine with pretty much standard command-line options. However, the website now says they're obsolete and to use mencoder or transcode. If you're using transcode, you may need to fix the timestamps in the MPEG file to resync the audio. http://mcneillfamily.net/patrick/replaytv might help, but people have had mixed success with it on 5000-series replays, and I haven't had time to really investigate. It might also just be transcode goofiness -- I've only tried to use it once or twice, and all the options made my head spin.
 
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