.rmvb ->to-> .mpg .mov .avi?

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  1. CiBoys macrumors regular

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    i have many video files thats .rmvb format, can anyone tell my how i can convert the format so that i can put it on and DVD or VCD, perhaps .mov .mpeg. mpeg4?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    At least on a Mac, the only way I know of is to use a capture utility to capture the video then recompress it. There may be some higher end compression software that can work with Real files, but I don't know of any and it would probably be rather expensive.
     
  3. CiBoys thread starter macrumors regular

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    i guess the only way to to record it to my DV camera via video output, this what i have been doing, but i was hopping for a faster way. Sigh..... :(
     
  4. wsexy macrumors newbie

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    is there any software can do so?

    no software?
     
  5. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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  6. anaxamander macrumors member

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    The only *free* way to do it is by using something based on mencoder. I know in darwinports, a working variant exists, but from what I remember ffmpegX can also do it if you install the reallibs. Those reallibs are what enable the conversion, and they have to be where mencoder expects them to be.

    mencoder is best to converting into avi:
    Code:
    mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=0:br=96 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vbitrate=900 -ffourcc xvid /path/REALmedia.rm -o /path/OUTPUT.avi
    ...although that command may rely on mencoder being built against an installed lame - I forget what variants I built it with (could have been all of them).
     
  7. dylans macrumors newbie

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    Out of necessity... I shall bump this ancient thread :)

    How in the **** do:
    1. Convert RMVB (with SRT support) files to any OSX supporting player.
    2. Play RMVB files on any player in OSX.
     

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