[K12OSN] Great video processing program

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 13 21:33:57 UTC 2006

Thanks for the link.  I'll throw in a couple plugs for
some programs that I use, kino and qdvdauthor:



--- "Dr. Daniel Loomis" <drloomis at cox-internet.com>

> For those of you working with students to convert
> .avi video to .mpeg 
> for use in making DVDs, I can wholeheartedly
> recommend KmPg2.  I use it 
> to convert mjpeg videos from my Canon digital camera
> into beautifully 
> rendered mpeg2 with AC3 audio ready to be mastered
> using DVDStyler.  
> Ideally,  original videos should be 640x480 or
> higher.  But even videos 
> shot it 320x240 look fairly decent when scaled up to
> 720x480 NTSC video 
> format.  KmPg2 can even convert videos to 16x9
> widescreen.
> The author is very helpful and works hard to resolve
> any kinds of 
> difficulties that arise.
> KmPg2 does require some KDE libs, especially
> Kommander, since it is 
> essentially a collection of Kommander scripts that
> access ffmpeg and 
> other commandline utilities.
> Ideally, a dual cpu (perhaps also dual core) server
> is best for 
> processing large videos, as the program takes good
> advantage of 
> multi-threading.  It even has a check box to run the
> processes in a 
> lower priority so that it won't bring your system to
> its knees.
> For assembling mjpeg or other .avi files, I have
> found avidemux2 to be 
> very simple to use.  Just open the original file and
> then /file/append 
> additional clips.  avidemux2 will also convert .avi
> to .mpeg but the 
> results are not as good as with KmPg2.
> Check it out at: 
> Dan
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