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Old 08-27-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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What would be the best converter for Fedora 11 to convert videos on to mp3 player? I have done some research and wasn't sure which one that would work. I want to watch videos or movie's not just listening to music.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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There is really no question that mencoder is the best video encoder for Linux. But what you are probably asking is what frontend for mencoder is the best.

Since they all use mencoder for their underlying conversion, it is really just a matter of taste as to which UI you like. They should all put out roughly the same quality video.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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What would be the best converter for Fedora 11 to convert videos on to mp3 player? I have done some research and wasn't sure which one that would work. I want to watch videos or movie's not just listening to music.
Rather a vague question. What kind of videos are you starting with, and what do you need to convert them TO?

For most formats, mencoder or ffmpeg are great, and support alot of different formats. HandBrakeCLI does good work on iPod videos.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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Yes, what I need is frontend code to get started. What would that be? or what website do I need to get too. I want to convert videos to my Sansa fuze player.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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Yes, what I need is frontend code to get started. What would that be? or what website do I need to get too. I want to convert videos to my Sansa fuze player.
Ok...as I asked in my first post, what are you STARTING with, and what format do you need to convert TO???

Also, I gave you mencoder, ffmpeg, and handbrakecli as starting points. Google can point you to them, or you can install them from the FC11 repos, possibly.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:22 AM   #6
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Thanks, but I solved it Vlc media player worked for me.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:33 AM   #7
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There is really no question that mencoder is the best video encoder for Linux. But what you are probably asking is what frontend for mencoder is the best.

Since they all use mencoder for their underlying conversion, it is really just a matter of taste as to which UI you like. They should all put out roughly the same quality video.
No...

Mencoder doesn't do much by itself, it's kind of a mix between a converter and a frontend to many converters, lame for mp3, faac for mp4, theora, lavc, and a large etcetera. It depends on how do you define "frontend".

But besides that, it's by no means unique, nor the only one. There are *lots* of tools that can encode to one or many formats, and there are lots of frontends to them as well, both gui and text based. Also, quality van vary *vastly* depending on the chosen encoder and how you configure it. So, we need to know what the input and output formats will be to be able to make a sane suggestion on what to use.

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