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DVD to AVC with MeGUI Part 3

This third and final guide on encoding AVC video files from DVD sources using MeGUI will take you through encoding the video and audio from your DVD and using them to create a new MKV or MP4 file. If you haven't already, you should start with Part 1, which walks you through creating a (D2V) index of your video, extracting audio and subtitles, and exporting chapter information in a format readable by MeGUI. Following that you can move on to Part 2 for help creating and customizing an AviSynth script to be used for encoding.

With the preparation complete it's time to encode the video and audio and mux them into a single MKV or MP4 file, along with the subtitles and exported chapter points from Part 1.

Required Software


MeGUI is a front end, or GUI, for encoding MPEG-4 video using XviD or x264, as well as a variety of audio formats. MeGUI can be used to convert nearly any source to a MKV or MP4 file which can be played on a large number of consumer electronics devices ranging from mobile phones to the latest generation of DVD players. To get started with MeGUI you can read our guide on MeGUI Installation and Configuration.


AviSynth is a powerful open source editor, commonly used to provide input for encoders such as Cinemacraft Encoder for MPEG-2 and x264 for AVC. MeGUI uses AviSynth for providing x264 with video to encode as well as a variety of editing functions. You can find more information on AviSynth in our guide on Using AviSynth 2.5. It includes not only basic instructions for AviSynth, but also descriptions of a number of built-in filters, as well as third party plugins.

Optional Software

MeGUI can use the free Nero AAC audio encoder to produce high quality MPEG-4 or MPEG-2 AAC files.

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Before encoding anything we'll take a look at MeGUI's bitrate calculator. You can use this tool to set either a desired output size for your encoded video or a specific bitrate to use.

Page 2 - The Bitrate Calculator

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Written by: Rich "vurbal" Fiscus
Last updated: 5 January 2009