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Old 03-05-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Question Video: avi to mpeg?


Hi,

Is there a good (and free) app that can convert my avi files to a reasonably good quality mpeg?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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Avidemux is great at video conversions. It is in the F8 livna repo.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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There is also mencoder which comes with mplayer, and transcode.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 10:39 PM   #4
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Ok, one thing at a time. I have livna installed on my FC8. How do I install Avidemux?
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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"yum install Avidemux" or somthing along those lines
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:13 PM   #6
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Hi BillyMayDay, I tried, but there is no such package available.
However, I managed to download a debian verion from getdeb.net. Is it possible to install a debian package in FC8? I know I could use 'alien' in Ubuntu to convert rpm to debian format. I can't seem to install alien on FC8 though. No such repository.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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If Lazlow says it's there, try

yum list available *vide*

Edit

Don't try installing a deb package

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:40 PM   #8
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If you have livna repo set up properly it is there. Post your /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:42 PM   #9
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It's avidemux with a lower case "a" - I just looked in their repo
 
Old 03-06-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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cool. Thanks, Folks. It worked

Now I'll try to go through docs a little bit, but any quick hints as to how to convert avi's to mpeg's?

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:33 AM   #11
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My bad. There are also front ends (also in livna) for avidemux. avidemux-qt and avidemux-gtk use whichever you prefer or try both. Once the frontend is installed it is a simple matter. In gnome they show up under Applications->Sound & Video.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 01:49 AM   #12
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lazlow, thanks for your response. But as I said, once I launch the app and load the avi file, what am I supposed to do? How do I convert that file to mpeg or any other good compressed format?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 08:10 AM   #13
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Install ffmpeg, then run:

Code:
ffmpeg -i movie.avi movie.mpg
 
Old 03-08-2008, 02:48 AM   #14
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Hi TexMex,
I tried ffmpeg, but I must admit that the default mpg is not really good. Is there a better encoding out there?

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Old 03-08-2008, 03:02 AM   #15
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Open the file you want to convert. Under video choose the format you want to convert to. Under audio choose format. Under format choose the container you want to use. Hit save and name file.
 
  


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