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Old 04-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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Mencoder adds the extension of the original file to the output file ex: file.flv.mp4

I'm trying to convert some .flv files to .mp4 with mencoder, but it keeps adding the extension of the original file to the output file, so that I end up with file.flv.mp4. Can I simply remove the .flv extension or will I have to encode it in a different way, and if yes, then how do I prevent this from happening in the first place?
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Could you post the script you use?

I have a script in $HOME/bin/ that uses mencoder. If I hadn't used the third line, I would see two extensions as well. I suspect you are not removing the extension from the input file, and tacking on .mp4 after the -o option.

if [ -f "$videoin" ]; then
    mencoder -vf scale=480:272 -ofps 29.97 -ffourcc XVID \
             -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 \
             -ovc xvid \
             -xvidencopts max_bframes=0:quant_type=mpeg:bitrate=1024 \
             -af resample=44100 \
             "$videoin" \
             -o "$videoout" 
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