Converting Video

Convert a DVD to DiVX

There are many ways to convert a DVD to DiVX, we will show one of these ways of wich we think is most easy to understand. The reason for converting a DVD is size. A Divx can be 5 - 7 times smaller then a DVD movie without noticable loss of quality. In this chapter we will show step by step how to convert a DVD to DiVX.

Needed software

Ripping the DVD to HDD


Convert not playable files

The player in the current version of the software does not play video files properly encoded by divx with Qpel and GMC, or some popular formats, such as rmvb.

You can convert this problematic files by mplayer (
This magic command converts any file in any format (eg rmvb) to form supported by the player, almost without loss of quality:

mencoder -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts \
acodec=ac3:vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=2:mv0:trell:v4mv:cbp:last_pred=3:predia=2:dia=2:vmax_b_frames=2:vb_strategy=1:precmp=2:cmp=2:subcmp=2:preme=2:vme=5:naq:qns=2:vbitrate=2354 \
-o target_video_name.avi source_video_name.avi

The process takes some time.

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