Quicktime to Divx Conversion.

mencoder -ovc divx4 -oac mp3lame -noskip detect_640_dl.mov -o detect_640_dl.avi

Great! My machine doesn’t play Quicktime movies very well – it’s under powered. It does play Divx files fine though.
The above command will convert a Quicktime file into a Divx file. Not sure yet how the filesize of the new avi will compare to the .mov file. There are options to set the bit rate and other Divx parameters so it’ll take some experimentation to get right if past experience with Windows encoders is anything to go by.
Update! Audio sync is way off. This pagepage has some more info that might come in handy for further experimentation.

Max Payne – Hero

As featured on slashdot already, this movie is excellent. If you’ve ever played Max Payne you’ll really like this movie. If you haven’t, you’ll still like it!
On a side note, the fileshack registration process is quite nice, enter a username and email address, hit submit, then click on the link they send to enter your password. hmm… 🙂

I went to see The Two Towers l …

I went to see The Two Towers last night. Thank you Mel for getting those tickets! It’s a great movie. BIG is the adjective that comes to mind.
Occasionally, the thing that stopped me reading the books annoyed me in the film, that is, the continuous running over fields day-in and day-out.. yawn! Did Peter Jackson really have to have Aragon and co. running over one bland field after another?
Mel did say that there were some major changes from the book, but he wasn’t too bothered about it. Gavin – what about you?
I can recommend this movie. Go see it!