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I stumble upon this link which is quite useful in converting/ripping VCD to MPEG (or you can also have it as XVID)
I got this old mainboard (ASUS M2V-MX SE) which I need to install a newer version of Ubuntu (10.10 in this case) from previously 8.04. Decided to have a clean install and found that there’s a current bug in kernel regarding the VIA VT1708/A audio card. Here’s what I’ve found in the net
After few minutes of searching for possible solution, finally I’ve found one that works:
1. Modify your grub default boot options
$> sudo vi /etc/default/grub
2. Add “pci=use_crs” on your current grub option, which looks like this:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash pci=use_crs”
3. Then update your grub.
$> sudo update-grub
4. Reboot and done.
You can now try the new version of Inkscape 0.48, which contains many new features, details are listed here.
Here’s how to install it in your current system:
Tried many linux tools to create at least 700 – 800 Mb xvid/divx video from DVD or MPEG source, although I am successful in conversion process, but the problem is the quality. I tried FFMPEG, AVIDEMUX and then lastly MENCODER, and got this conclusion that MENCODER is the perfect tool for me.
Converted a movie into three (3) version of XVID using the three said tools and compare its quality, and on my test, I found out that MENCODER do it best. Here’s my setup:
mencoder <source file/device> -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o /dev/null mencoder <source file/device> -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=2:bitrate=-700000 -o <file.avi>
Still I can’t make a perfect 700MB sized xvid file but the 800MB is not bad either.
Here’s the simple trick to convert FLV to MP3, by extracting the audio and encoding it to mp3 using ffmpeg.
ffmpeg -i “mysource.flv” -acodec libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 128 -vn -y output.mp3
-ab ### - the audio bitrate
--acodec libmp3lame (opensuse) the output media format