Re: film codec conversion
Hello. I use Debian Sarge. Is there a Debian package of a program
that converts movie file codecs? I have used a program called Tovid
to covert an avi to an mpg, and then used Dvdstyler to burn it to a
playable dvd. Is there an equivalent to Tovid that is part of the
Sounds like mencoder may be what you need. Not part of Debian "proper"
but available in Christian Marillat's multimedia repository (see
For details of mencoder, see the Mplayer site at http://www.mplayerhq.hu
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not apt enough to use mencoder,
however. So, I bit the bullet, and installed tovid, with the
accompanying gui (mencoder is a part of tovid, apparently.) It took a
while to get the dependencies correct, but at least now I have something
that both works, and is comprehensible to me.