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avi2divx and mpeg2divx
THESE TOOLS ARE OBSOLETE. USE mencoder OR transcode.
These are some tools I hacked up that are able to convert all(?) AVI
and MPEG files to AVIs with DivX ;-) video and MP3 audio.
They are based on two great libraries that enabled me to complete
the first version of avi2divx in one long night and mpeg2divx within an
hour or so.
avifile allows you to use Windows AVI codecs under Linux/i386
and is just as powerful as undocumented.
libmpeg3 enables you to decode just about every kind of MPEG
stream with a minimum of effort.
new release 0.10a
Here's a bugfix release almost entirely done by our man JPC. Building
should be a lot easier, and the -A and -V options in mpeg2divx might
even work now. See the ChangeLog for details.
As you may have already noticed I don't have much time for this (or any
other) project. The reason for that is that I'm taking correspondence
classes in CS, which, along with my job, gives me a 60-hour week.
As a side note, I did a port of the FCE Ultra emulator to the Qtopia
palmtop environment. Runs fine, but I don't have time to polish it for a
release or to update it to a recent FCEU release. If you would like to
continue with this project, tell me and I'll send you the sources.
new release 0.10
I hacked this up in some three hours, so don't expect too much...
No binaries this time, doesn't make sense until avifile 0.6 final is
- nasty memleak stuffed (it only recently showed up here, but some
people have reported it ages ago)
- new option --startframe (thanks to Yves)
- new option --skipvideo (Yves again)
- preliminary OpenDivx support (only works with divx.dll Win32
codec, Divx4Linux fails unless I remove the fix for the aforementioned
x2divx mailing list
lots of people keep sending me lots of code, and most of it is rotting
in my inbox. As a quick fix I've created a mailing list. Send mail to email@example.com
brown paper bag release 0.9a
Ouch. 0.9 didn't build with avifile 0.6 unless you had an old version
flying around. This one should.
new release 0.9
I've been really lazy for the last couple of months, but I finally
managed to get myself together for a few hours, so here it is: a brand
new release! Most stuff has been done by JPC, thanks a billion!
Binaries have been built against avifile 0.6 CVS. Have fun!
- option parsing now done by getopt (JPC)
- tons of bugfixes (mostly JPC)
- port to avifile 0.6 (Athos and me, should build with both 0.53.x
- new options "-k" (keyframe rate), "-C" (crispness), both only
with avifile 0.6 (Athos)
- no longer ships with libmpeg3, you have to get that seperately
from now on
new release 0.8
People have been showering me with patches, so there's quite a number
of new features in this release:
The binaries have been built against avifile 0.53.4 on SuSE Linux 7.1.
x2divx now ships with libmpeg3-1.2.3, this should fix problems some
people have with compiling it on newer distributions. Have fun!
- real scaling support replaces decimation (thanks to Hans Fuchs)
- 5.1 downmix support for mpeg2divx (untested, ported from xmovie
by Cyclic) replaces "-l" and "-r" options
- SMP support for MPEG decoding (thanks to Joakim Verona)
- code cleanups and Makefile fixes (thanks to Jan Tomasek)
- possibility to chose different audio and video streams in
mpeg2divx (untested, again thanks to Hans Fuchs)
more MJPEG fun
It seems that the m3jpeg32.dll contained in the binaries-001222.zip
file on the avifile homepage doesn't work. So if you get segfaults when
trying to encode MJPEG AVIs, go get the old codec
at Morgan Multimedia's site. It's an EXE file, but it can be unpacked
under Linux using unzip. Copy the M3JPEG32.dll in it to your
/usr/lib/win32 directory (make sure you get the case right, it should
be all lowercase) and everything should be fine again. Thanks to Marcel
Janssen for pointing out this one.
new release 0.7a
This release doesn't actually have anything new other than that it now
builds against avifile 0.53.1. If you're using version 0.51 I strongly
recommend to upgrade since 0.51 has some serious bugs that also affect
new release 0.7
OK, here's the release that works with (and only with) avifile 0.51.
There's also a new patch that solves a problem 0.51 is having with the
Morgan MJPEG codec. Apply it if avifile keeps saying that the codec
doesn't support 16 bit output (which you don't need for avi2divx).
about avifile 0.51
x2divx currently does not work with the new version 0.51 as it's
missing some important methods (namely SetDirection() and
SetBitDepth()). I'll look into it as soon as I find some free time.
bugfix release 0.6a
another fix for encoding single audio channel MPEGs with mpeg2divx
(sound plays too fast). Thanks to Marcel Ritter for pointing out that
new release 0.6
includes fix for bug reported by Morten Berg and others that breaks
audio on input MPEGs with more than two channels
new feature allows to specify an offset for black border clipping
Important note for Pentium III and Celeron/Coppermine users:
The DivX ;-) codec used by avifile autodetects the type of CPU you have
and tries to use SSE instructions if available. This, however, is only
supported by 2.4 kernels, so you'll probably have to upgrade to get my
tools working. With a 2.2 kernel you'll get an "Illegal instruction"
On MJPEG AVIs
Note: All this only applies to avifile versions older than 0.6.
Version 0.50 of avifile comes with a proof-of-concept open-source
MJPEG codec which is extremely buggy. I suggest you delete it
(libavi_mjpeg.so) from /usr/lib/win32 so avifile will use the Morgan
Windows codec instead. Note that for this to work m3jpeg32.dll has to
have the right permissions, so if it doesn't work, do a "chmod 644
You should also know that the version of m3jpeg32.dll contained in
binaries.zip has expired on 2000/11/01. If you want to use it you need
the shareware workaround patch for avifile 0.50 and up from the
For avifile 0.51 to 0.53.1 you also need the 16 bit patch.
Both tools are licensed under the GNU Public License v2.
Patch for bitrate problem in
avifile 0.50 and 0.51; not necessary for current versions
Shareware workaround patch
for avifile 0.50 to 0.53.1. This should make the Morgan MJPEG shareware
codec run 'til judgement day.
Patch removing 16 bit output check
in avifile 0.51 to 0.53.1 that makes the MJPEG codec (and maybe others)
fail even if you don't need 16 bit; not necessary for current versions
Other stuff you need
The avifile library. Don't forget
to download and install the Win32 codec binaries, too.
libmpeg3 is statically linked to the binaries and included in the
source distribution, so you don't need to download it separately.
Anyway, here's the libmpeg3
Contact me if you have any
suggestions or patches or want to give general feedback.
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