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Converting movie files to new format

Postby dw5437 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:03 pm

I have never burned a movie online until now. It burned as a .mkv file I need it to be >wma or jpeg if I am reading my Panasonic DVD manual correctly. I have no idea what to use to convert video files to another format. Any help much appreciated.
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Re: Converting movie files to new format

Postby Slocker on Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:43 pm

I think you are a bit confused, but it's normal we live in a hell of formats and standars! You say your Panasonic DVD plays WMA and JPEG, but WMA it's an audio format, like MP3; and JPEG it's a picture format. None are video format. Search for AVI, or DivX or XviD.
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Re: Converting movie files to new format

Postby dw5437 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:25 pm

Yes confusion is my middle name. Ok looking at the manual it says dvd-video recorders or dvd-video cameras will play. I don't want to waste a dvd-r just to find out I can't play it. The manual says it will not play dvd-rom cd-rom cdv cd-g dvd+r/+rw sacd divx video discs. As I said the movie that I downloaded is a mkv format. Do I need to change the format or what. appreciate you answer thanks
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Re: Converting movie files to new format

Postby stevenofnine on Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:00 pm

Chances are that your Panasonic DVD player will only play compliant MPEG-2 VOB files, although it should also play MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 video files.

You need a program that will accept an .mkv and transcode it to MPEG-2. There's not a huge choice on Linux, but AVIDEMUX should be able to help you. It can change an MKV file to several other formats.

mencoder should also be able to transcode it to whatever you need.
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Re: Converting movie files to new format

Postby dw5437 on Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:10 am

Thanks stevenofnine. I will give your ideas a shot. I'll see what happens and post back.
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