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Old 02-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question Utility/Tool to convert .f4v file to file PC can view


We have a video server, the videos are created in .f4v format.

I am tasked with converting them to a file format a PC can view as in burn it to a DVD.

Looking for something I can use that is open_source without buying software.


I am running CentOS 6.2, does anyone know of a converter that I can install to accomplish this?

I am not sure of what format it would need to be in, would it be flash or something because it would be for a customer with a Windows PC and be able to play without them have to download/buy software.

Any help/advice would be great.

Last edited by rhbegin; 02-07-2012 at 09:53 AM. Reason: needs to be format Windows can play
 
Old 02-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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You could try to use ffmpeg, if you are not afraid to use the command line.

Mediacoder would be another option, but it is for Windows, unless you want to run it in Wine.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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yes me too I will council use ffmpeg to convert the files, it works very well.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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You could try to use ffmpeg, if you are not afraid to use the command line.

Mediacoder would be another option, but it is for Windows, unless you want to run it in Wine.
I have ffmpeg on my CentOS 6.2 box at work, what type of command line syntax for example if I have this file:

videofile.f4v to get it to a format someone could read off a DVD burned?

and burn it using k3b?

Last edited by rhbegin; 02-07-2012 at 01:21 PM. Reason: question on burning disk with k3b
 
Old 02-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #5
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The command line should be something like:
ffmpeg -i videofile.f4v videofile.mpg

For for options: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Video-...mat-conversion

Alternatively, you could also use WinFF frontend for ffmpeg, they have a RPM for RedHat (which could work for CentOS) at http://winff.org/html_new/downloads.html
 
Old 02-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
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The command line should be something like:
ffmpeg -i videofile.f4v videofile.mpg

For for options: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html#Video-...mat-conversion

Alternatively, you could also use WinFF frontend for ffmpeg, they have a RPM for RedHat (which could work for CentOS) at http://winff.org/html_new/downloads.html
Thank you!

I will test/trial this out and see how it goes, as well as read the options.

 
  


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