I need help finding a Linux console program to decode an MPEG-1 Video
file (with audio) and re-encode it at a different size and bitrate
back to MPEG-1.
Basically, I have a bunch of MPEG-1 video files sized at 640x480 that
I want to convert to 480x352 in MPEG-1 video and I want to do this
using a Perl script (backward ticks) so that it can be done whenever
new 640x480 MPEG-1 videos enter a particular directory.
The scripting part is easy, but finding a decoder/encoder has proven
to be a big challenge.
The only program I've successfully used is called ffmpeg and it does
what I want, but some of the options are confusing and emailing the
author didn't yeild a response. I'm getting closer to a good finished
MPEG-1 at 480x352, but there's always a comprimise - either the
picture quality suffers or the motion suffers and I end up with a
I'm also looking for a decent MPEG-1 console controlled video (and
audio) player for Linux - currently everything I've tried will not
Thanks in advance!