Bug#544051: ITP: divxenc -- shell script to encode DVDs to FMP4/DivX

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Tue Sep 1 08:01:01 UTC 2009

Dear Alessio,

I have seen on debian-devel that you are intending to package a 
software (divxenc) for Debian that uses Mencoder for transcoding. 
However, there is no such package providing the Mencoder software in 
Debian (yet).

But there is a project called debimedia going on in the pkg-multimedia 
maintainers team to create an archive for packages that are published 
under a DFSG-free license but cannot be included in the Debian archive 
for other, mostly patent-related issues. More information can be found 
on the wiki page:

I would like to invite you to join the Debian pkg-multimedia team and 
work with us on these and other packages. E.g. I am currently 
preparing transcode and dvdrip packages which I have taken from ubuntu 
multiverse and I have seen that it was you who introduced them there 
based on the marrilat packages. The git repos can be found here:

Any help on this would be highly appreciated.

If you are interested to join us, please do so on out alioth page:


Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Lehrstuhl für Energieanlagen und Energieprozesstechnik (LEAT)
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D-44780 Bochum

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