[PD] Convert .wmv or .asf to .mov (jpeg)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Oct 15 18:51:50 CEST 2007

Roman Haefeli wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 17:55 +0200, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> hi.
>> Javier García wrote:
>>>     Roman Haefeli wrote:
>>>      > mencoder Skim.wmv -nosound -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mjpeg -of
>>>      > lavf -lavfopts format=mov -o outfile.mov
>>>     Thanks Roman but it gives this error:
>> is it just my mail-client...?
> what do you mean?

it just looks weird on my reader (with all the spaces between levels of 
but nevermind

>> wow, you are using a very old mencoder installations.
> yes and no, it is indeed a very old version of mencoder, but still the
> most recent one, that is available as a binary. you also find _very_ old
> binaries in many distros.

i see.
debian testing/unstable (which i am using), has mencoder svn-4.2.1
since debian is considered by many people as "the distro with the 
outdated packages" i tend to think that everything that is older than 
the debian-packages is "very old".

> actually, it is not more than a few weeks, probably months ago, since
> -lavfopts was fixed and the option 'i_certify...' disappeared, so this
> is not a sign, that a _very_ old version is used here.
> however, compiling mplayer from svn-sources is highly recommended,
> because bugs usually get fixed quite quickly and more recent version can
> be considered to be even more stable than old ones.

hmm, what i don't understand: you haven't mentioned the i_certify_ flag, 
it was just the error javier got.

>> yves has just recently posted the commandline to use such an old 
>> mencoder. search the list archives for 
>> "i_certify_that_my_video_stream_does_not_use_b_frames"
>> or update your ffmpeg installation (which version of ubuntu do you use?)
> debian etch: 1.0~rc1
> ubuntu dapper: 1.0pre7try2
> (don't know about more recent ubuntusm though)

the question was directed to javier rather than you.
sorry for the confusion


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