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Old 10-10-2005, 03:31 AM   #1
PaganHippie
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Util to convert .wmv to mpeg?


When I view .wmv video files using either Totem or Mplayer, playback is choppy. Is there an app that will convert these files into another format, such as mpeg-2, that might play back more smoothly?

fyi, I'm running Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy" on a Pentium 4 @ 2.66 GHZ so there's plenty of horsepower for video viewing. I'm assuming this is a codec issue.

Thanks....
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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You could do it using mencoder. apt-get install mencoder to get it.

Here's the command:
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mencoder -oac copy -ovc lavc -of mpeg -o output_file.mpg your_file.wmv
Best of luck
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that.
 
  


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