lundi 6 avril 2015

Create a DivX Plus HD video file on Linux

For years, I have been recording shows and films on TV. For this, I have been using my old “Pinnacle PCTV Stereo” acquisition card, inserted into a 1GHz VIA Nehemiah processor-powered living-room PC. More recently, I have kept using this card from time to time in a 1.8GHz Core2Duo E4300-powered desktop PC.

The living-room PC is no more; its power supply overheated. Now, I am using a regular living-room media player, which is able to read my media through the network using the DLNA protocol. This hardware media player does not have the same tolerance for varying file formats as seen with a standard PC, but luckily it can read the “DivX Plus HD” file format, which is perfect as far as I am concerned: based on a Matroska (.mkv) container, it can include chapters, and subtitles, etc.

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mardi 31 mars 2015

Créer une vidéo DivX Plus HD sur Linux

Pendant des années, j’ai enregistré des émissions et films de la télévision, en utilisant ma vieille carte d’acquisition « Pinnacle PCTV Stereo », essentiellement sur un PC de salon avec un processeur VIA Nehemiah à 1GHz, puis encore un peu sur un PC avec un processeur Intel Core2Duo E4300 à 1,8GHz.

Le PC de salon n’est plus (alimentation grillée). Maintenant, j’utilise un lecteur de salon grand-public, capable d’accéder à mes enregistrements par DLNA. Ce lecteur n’accepte pas la même diversité de formats qu’un PC, mais par chance, il accepte le format « DivX Plus HD », un format idéal puisqu’il s’appuie sur un conteneur Matroska (.mkv), ce qui permet d’inclure des chapitres, des sous-titres, etc.

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jeudi 20 juin 2013

Split a raw video file into chapters for a DVD

I intend to transfer family films from VHS to DVD, and VHS tapes that I bought, too. I previously recorded a big video file from the VHS. For a more general view of the process, instead of a family film, I will consider a bought VHS, with a legal warning, an advertisement, and so on. My task now is to split the big video file into parts that will become introductions, menus, and chapters.

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Recording a VHS into a video file on Linux

I intend to transfer family films from VHS to DVD. Let me start with the raw recording.

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