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Old 04-16-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
thegrumpyone
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Question Converting Various .avi and other files in Ubuntu 9.04


G'day to LQ and all it's posters.
have only been Ubuntuing for about 6mths I have Jaunty Jackalope 9.04 64 bit am trying convert downloaded movies but some are .avi and mVs also other m$ formats some apps that I download that said to do the job say wrong architecture so I am left perplexed as to what to do.
PS have ffmpeg, xine, dragon player, vlc, mplayer, movie player and devede and still there is some .formats that I just cant read let alone convert please help as my kids are on the warpath.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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Not sure but maybe this one?

http://fossfor.us/software/name/Avidemux

BTW, do you know any software aside from Final Cut or other apple software that will convert files to ProRes?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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convert them to what format?

ffmpeg is a good general purpose converter if you don't mind the command-line, but you say you already have tried that. can you be more specific, maybe give us an example of one file you've tried to convert and failed?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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some apps that I download that said to do the job say wrong architecture
Sounds like you are trying to install other than 64 bit software on a 64 bit OS.
Yes, some formats do not work at this time on Linux. I do not know whether this is a limitation of 64 bit Linux or whether it is typical of all Linux; it is a fact that 64 bit has fewer win32 codecs so it may well be 64 bit specific. Even so, these formats are few. I have many thousands of movie files but there are only two that I cannot get to play on Linux.

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