Converting dat to mpeg file, to burn vcd on ubuntu

Creating vcd [from dat file] on WinXP, I use "Nero Burning Rom". It can burn dat file to vcd directly.
On ubuntu, AFAIK, No burning cd software to burn dat to vcd. I use k3b but it can't burn dat file. It support only mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 format. Dat file need to convert to mpeg first.

Thist post will show how I install and use vcdgear to convert dat file to mpeg file.

pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ wget http://www.vcdgear.com/files/vcdgear176-040415_linux.tar.gz
--04:21:14-- http://www.vcdgear.com/files/vcdgear176-040415_linux.tar.gz
=> `vcdgear176-040415_linux.tar.gz'
Resolving www.vcdgear.com...
Connecting to www.vcdgear.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 442,937 (433K) [application/x-tar]

100%[====================================>] 442,937 105.23K/s ETA 00:00

04:21:20 (87.02 KB/s) - `vcdgear176-040415_linux.tar.gz' saved [442937/442937]

pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ tar xzf vcdgear176-040415_linux.tar.gz -C ~/app
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/progdl$ cd ~/app/vcdgear
pnix@pnix-a7n:~/app/vcdgear$ ./vcdgear -dat2mpg /media/hda7/Evil_Alines/d1/avseq03.dat /media/hda7/Evil_Alines/d1/d1.mpg

VCDGear 1.76 final build 040415 coded by Dracore (vcdgear@hotmail.com)
Testing and quality control by MACKerMD

Using configuration: vcdgear.cfg

Language: English
Version: 3.50 - Jan. 1, 2003
Translation by: Dracore

processing method :: (dat2mpg)
.dat src(In) -> /media/hda7/Evil_Alines/d1/avseq03.dat
.mpg dest(Out) -> /media/hda7/Evil_Alines/d1/d1.mpg

Setting read size to: 2352
Setting write size to: 2324

# 99% [00:00:01] -> writing...
# OK!


OuZo said...

thanks for the how to!
when playing a vcd in mplayer the video is messed up & when i ran that command with -dat2mpg -fix it still was messed up in mpg format... :<

pnix said...

hi ouzo, may be the video file is bad. I use vcdgear just convert video file but never use -fix option. Maybe it use to fix other mpeg problem. Sorry that I'm not video expert.

mpg to mov converter said...

I am trying to convert my dat to mpeg files following your guide, hope it is success.

Alisa Fish said...

However for burn video to DVD, I think a professional DVD Creator can do it well.

Jerry Gene said...

Nice and quite informative post. I really look forward to your other posts.

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