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Re: How can I play avi, wmv, mov videos on a standalone DVD player?

On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 22:01 -0500, Robert Glueck wrote:
> I'd like to play video clips in .avi, .wmv and .mov format
> on a standalone DVD player that's hooked up to a standard
> TV set.  The particular unit is a Magnavox MDV456/17.  It's
> able to play commercial movie DVD's, audio CD's, finalized
> DVD+R's and DVD+RW's, and VCD's but it doesn't support
> DivX/XviD.  It also doesn't play CD's and DVD's which
> contain avi, wmv and mov videos that I downloaded from the
> web and burned on the Samsung CD/DVDW TS-H552U
> burner/player in my computer.
> Is there a way to convert these avi, wmv and mov files to a
> format and on media that this dedicated DVD player can
> handle?  I'm running Debian Sarge.

You need to convert them to MPEG2, then create special table-of-
content files, and put them all in a defined directory structure.

mplayer and transcode (which comes in the mplayer package, I think)
can do the conversion.  Don't remember, though, what package will
do the rest.

kino (which is a non-linear video editor) *might* be able to do
it, as onw of it's side functions.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA

"In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being
Roy Hattersley

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