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Works as advertised...mostly
Authored by: _iCeb0x_ on Oct 09, '06 05:46:44AM

I succeeded in getting an RMVB (Real Media Variable Bitrate) file converted to SVCD, but I had to tweak the settings a little: decode using mplayer (not QuickTime, which is the default) and encoding via mpeg2enc (not ffmpegx).

Still, I had the same problems... Audio was so annoyingly out-of-sync that the resulting video was "unwatchable".

It seems like it was some problem on mplayer detecting the frame rate of the source file: it said 23.000 fps, but VLC reported NTSC film frame rate (23.976 fps).

I'll have to make some more experiments.

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Works as advertised...mostly
Authored by: blgrace on Dec 04, '06 06:15:50PM
I couldn't get ffmpegx to work at all with RMVB files - dragging an RMVB file to it make it "sit and spin".
I eventually was able to encode the RMVB file using parts of [url=] This Hint [/url] and got pretty good results with no audio sync problems.

I compiled and installed MPlayer-1.0rc1 from source. Also installed rp9codecs-macosx - but noticed the Real Video codecs weren't in there - so I just copied the 14 files from this hint to /usr/local/lib/codecs / which is where Mplayer looks for them.
I configured Mplayer with the following command:
./configure --with-codecsdir=/usr/local/lib/codecs/
(not sure if that was needed - but did it because my previous Mac Ports install of Mplayer was compiled without Real Video and I have no clue how to edit Mac Ports config files)

Anyway - it worked and I was able to burn it to DVD ... the quality was limited to the original RMVB file - but it was watch-able

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