Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36428
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2005/2/25-28 [Computer/SW, Computer/SW/Graphics] UID:36428 Activity:low
2/25    Hello video experts, I've been using DVD2AVI to convert VOBs to
        AVI and WAV and then combining them using TMPGEnc, which I thought
        was free. Today, it says "MPEG-2 expires after 30 days due to
        licensing issues, please buy this product." What the hell? What
        are other alternatives out there?
        \_ mpeg2 is not free.
        \_ TMPGEnc provides free MPEG1 encoding, but MPEG2 is not free.
           You need to pay for TMPGEnc Plus.  Both TMPGEnc Plus and CCE Basic
           are around $50.  Incidentally, using DVD2AVI to generate AVI files
           isn't a great idea.  Also, if your goal is to go DVD->DVD, then
           why not use DVDShrink?
           \_ Actually my goal is simply DVD(mpeg2) to VCD(mpeg1), I got
              mixed up so it's cool. By the way it's quite tedious to split
              the DVD into AVI/WAV then combining them, is there an easier
              way?
              \_ You're not actually supposed to create an AVI with dvd2avi
                 (despite its name; they've now renamed it to get people to
                 to stop using that misfeature), since that's just going to
                 be a collosal waste of HDD space.  The usual way is to save
                 the project file (.d2v) and then open that (usually using
                 AviSynth, but I think the current version of TMPGEnc
                 can open it directly). --jameslin
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