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Old 02-03-2014, 10:53 PM   #1
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Can anybody guide me to find the best software to convert webm videos to other popular video formats in ubuntu 12.04, which I am presently using?
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:38 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

The program ffmpeg may be what you are looking for, it can convert videos to different formats.
More here.

Cheers

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:48 AM   #3
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it really depends on what you want
a studio program like "cinelerra"
http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php

or kdenlive
http://www.kdenlive.org/

or as ukiuki mentioned ffmpeg
a terminal based set of programs
or Mencoder also a terminal program

or

a simple limited program like "handbreak"
it dose not do much but what it dose it dose WELL
http://handbrake.fr/
 
Old 02-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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I just came back to linus and it has been a while but I think that handbrake should work qnd for DVDs I think it is DeVeDe but like mentioned it has been a while
 
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ!

The program ffmpeg may be what you are looking for, it can convert videos to different formats.
More here.

Cheers
Thank you for your quote. However I am not conversant with terminal commands. I am looking for a user friendly software to convert video files from one format to other formats. I tried the other two software, but it did not work properly. Thank you once again.

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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both gnome3 and kde4 desktops
have a ffmpeg and / or mencoder "action" for the r-click menu for Nautilus , Dolphin , or konqueror.

check your distro's repos for your desktop

it is possible to r-click a avi and select convert to ogg , or mpg

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Old 02-13-2014, 05:24 AM   #7
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First, every recoding is going to reduce quality, it is inevitable because codecs used are lossy.
Second, you may not need to recode anything, maybe just packaging it in a different container would suffice.
To sum it up, you need to dig a little deeper into this, knowing what you are doing always helps.
Get answers to these questions:
What video standard is used in source video?
What audio codec is used in source video?
What container is used in source video?
What video standard, audio codec, container you want to convert to?
 
  


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