Originally Posted by Beng
Encode divx movies to mpeg-2
I suggest using ffmpeg (http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/index.php
So the command would be something like (this is off the top of my head):
ffmpeg -i input.avi -f avi -vcodec mpeg2video -b 2000 output.mpeg
Just make sure you specify bitrate (to something around 2000 for mpeg2) , since ffmpeg uses 200 as a default.
Then you can use K3B or something like that to burn it to a CD or DVD. I personally use mpeg1 to burn movies to CDs (I don't have a DVD burner), with a bitrate of about 1150. Works nice on most DVD standalone players.
ffmpeg is doing relatively fast conversion. Too bad there isn't a nice GUI around, or at least I didn't find one.