Originally Posted by andymelton
The videos are in mpeg format, I've been googling my brains out trying to find something to convert the mpegs to dv.
ffmpeg is the best video codec/format converter I've found. It is a command line tool. You can use a simple command line like
ffmpeg -i input_file.mpg -target dv ouput_file.dv
to convert your mpegs to DV format. As the previous poster said, these DV files will be much bigger.
Kino actually should be able to import mpeg files and convert them for you (using mencoder) but I just tried that functionality and it didn't seem to work but I think I recall it has worked in the past.
Also, avidemux can import mpeg files and do some basic editing and conversion tasks. It won't output DV, but you might not need to convert to DV if you can edit the mpeg directly.
Both ffmpeg and avidemux are available in the livna repository.