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Old 01-22-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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GUI H.264 converter for Ubuntu


Hi all,

Do you know a GUI H.264 converter for Linux? I used to convert my AVI files using ffmpeg. But I need to download the ffmpeg from source everytime I upgrade my OS since Xvid is not supported. I'm using Ubuntu 7.10. Why don't Ubuntu include xvid support on their ffmpeg package?

Is there a GUI that can convert avi to H.264 format so I won't download the ffmpeg source again? Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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You might look at avidemux. It is a very good gui video converter.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
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Yes but I don't see H.264 option preset. Only for PSP..I think that's different for Ipod's.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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It supports X.264 which is the open source version of H.264. Just like the mpeg2 format (dvds) you have to have it properly formated (size and FPS) to run on certain equipment.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 03:55 AM   #5
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Lightbulb Try medibuntu repos

Quote:
Originally Posted by depam View Post
But I need to download the ffmpeg from source everytime I upgrade my OS since Xvid is not supported.
Have you tried the medibuntu repository?
Code:
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free
It has many multimedia packages including ffmpeg with compilation options which were disabled in Ubuntu due to legal reasons or open source policy re-enabled. See some differences between original Ubuntu and Medibuntu options:

Original Ubuntu
Code:
tom@tobr0222:~$ ffmpeg -formats | grep 264
FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler
 --enable-pthreads --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libogg
 --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --enable-shared
 --prefix=/usr
  libavutil version: 1d.49.3.0
  libavcodec version: 1d.51.38.0
  libavformat version: 1d.51.10.0
  built on Jun  3 2007 20:59:25, gcc: 4.1.3 20070528 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-9ubuntu2)
 DE h264            raw H264 video format
 D V DT h264
Medibuntu
Code:
tom@tobr0222:~$ ssh notebook-2 ffmpeg -formats | grep 264
FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-swscaler
 --enable-pthreads --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libogg
 --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --enable-libmp3lame
 --enable-libfaadbin --enable-libfaad --enable-libfaac --enable-xvid
 --enable-x264 --enable-liba52 --enable-amr_nb --enable-amr_wb
 --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
  libavutil version: 1d.49.3.0
  libavcodec version: 1d.51.38.0
  libavformat version: 1d.51.10.0
  built on Dec 20 2007 21:25:50, gcc: 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)
 DE h264            raw H264 video format
 DEV DT h264
 
  


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