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Old 07-28-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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How to convert mp4 videos to 3gp format?

Hello friends!
I am new to Linux & even newer to linuxquestions. I made a switch to Linux few months back and I'm using it without much problem. I have a nokia phone with only 3gp video format support. But I cannot convert videos(mp4,flv) to 3gp format. I installed Winff(ffmpeg), but I couldn't find 3gp format in that. Also tried Transmageddon which apparently support the format but my phone shows unknown format. Though I'm not very much familiar with command line, if someone posts a simple command for this it will be great help for me.
Old 07-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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something like that:

ffmpeg -i sourcevid.flv -f 3gp -vcodec h263 -s 176x144 -qscale 4 -acodec libfaac -ab 32k -ar 11025 targetvid.3gp

if you want smaller filesize use -qscale 10 or so. I haven't used this for years, but it used to work on my phone.
Old 07-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
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Check out Handbrake. I use it to convert videos for my Android phone.
It's pretty easy to use.
Old 07-31-2011, 12:22 PM   #4
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Besides HandBrake, I just came across this tool -
I'm at my girlfriends house, so I can't really check it out currently. Let me know how that works for you.


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Thanks, everyone. I installed HandBrake(through ppa) & it solved my problem.


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