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Converting MKV

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by catsrus, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. catsrus

    catsrus Guest

    Hi newbie here, so be gentle with me.

    Downloaded film with a "mkv" extension, film is fine but the problem is with the conversion.

    Was told that " DVD Santa " would convert it but when i downloaded the prog all i get is a logo on the film with the word DEMO, apart from buying the prog is there another way round it, or is there a freeware prog which will convert MKV to dvd format?
    Also tried ConvertX to DVD, same problem, logos.
     
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  3. catsrus

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    Thanks, but still not working, error message as soon as it starts converting, " Impossible conversion, this file contains an A/V stream we are unable to decode."

    What next?
     
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    VirtualDubMod's mkv support is out of date. For instance it can't handle native AVC streams.

    Fact is that the old DivXtoDVD uses old builds of libavcodec/format, so it can't convert as many different formats as the newer ConvertXtoDVD. If they provided source/objs of the changes that they made, then it might be possible to use newer builds, but I tried a stock SVN ffmpeg compile awhile back and it didn't work.

    Legally I would think that they need to provide full source code since they would have gpl features enabled. Then you could just download the ConvertX source and compile a build without watermarks.

    Wrong forum for discussing DVD video encoding anyway.
     

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