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DVD to YouTube Using MEncoder

Just a quick note for myself. We have a Sony HandyCam that burns video to DVD’s. I recently needed to upload a video of my daughter to YouTube to share with relatives. After a few iterations, here’s what I settled on:

mencoder -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -af resample=44100:0:0 -xvidencopts \
bitrate=2200 -o MyVideo.avi dvd://${TITLE} -chapter ${CHAPTER}

If anyone else has any settings that work better, please share!