View Full Version : Stream divx via Vlc to your dreambox

27-12-2007, 07:37 PM
Stream divx via Vlc to your dreambox

found this tut, tried it all works great

happy streaming

12-01-2008, 11:02 PM
I'm not sure if this effects streaming but I know it effects transcoding!

I'm using VLC 0.8.6d to transcode AVI & MP4 containers to TS format so I can watch them on my dreambox. Some files that have been encoded with the DX50 codex will only save the audio track when transcoding. They will NOT save the video in the TS file. If you try to play the AVI or MP4 in VLC it plays fine.

The problem is that when you transcode you MUST specify the frame rate (fps=<framerate>), the frame rate should be the same as the original. This applies to any mpeg 4 to mpeg 2 transcode.

The VideoLAN Forums &bull; View topic - can't transcode (avi) (http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=41825&p=130589&hilit=dx50#p130589)

Next on the todo list: How to find out the frame rate before transcoding.

I've attached a simple little VBScript file that I have been using to transcode all my movies.
Save the script to the VLC installation directory (C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC);
Open up the script with an editor (note.exe) and change the input and output paths strSource = "O:\" strTarget = "N:\" to match your setup;
Start a cmd prompt;
Change to VLC directory ;
Run the script "cscript transcode.vbs";
Watch your PC's processor melt!