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Old 07-04-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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mpg to mov

Looking for a newbie friendly encoder from mpg to mov.

...or an application to edit an mpg file (I tried Cinelerra but it requires that you have mov file first, other Linux editors I found a bit too difficult to figure out, I need a GUI). Basically, I need to edit a film recorded in mpg - cut, copy, add subtitles, maybe some text and sound.

Any advice? Thanks.

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Old 07-04-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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mencoder will convert your mpeg to mov.

Try just doing :

mencoder video.mpeg -o

Might work. But you might have to look at the man page for mencoder but i do know it will convert the file you need.
Old 07-06-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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I get an error:

File not found: 'frameno.avi'
Failed to open frameno.avi
Old 07-06-2005, 08:52 AM   #4
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Not sure if this helps in your case, but avidemux2 can do cut & paste. Can't do subtitles/text. I'm not sure a good, mature video editor for Linux exists --other than Cinelerra, I've heard of Kino and MainActor, but don't know too much about them.


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