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    mp4 converter?


    I need a mp4 converter that I can get, if possible one through the package manager. Thanks.

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    mencoder can convert almost anything.

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    I installed the mencoder but how do I open it, I couldn't find it.

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    You could use the free program with Wine mediacoder. Its worked quite well for me, but cannot convert all iTunes files (though it did convert most).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmg1287 View Post
    I installed the mencoder but how do I open it, I couldn't find it.
    The application may be command line only, in which case you will not find a menu entry for it. Rather open a terminal and type "men" and then press tab to try and complete it. Failing this...

    You can use your package manager to identify for you where all the files from the package were installed. In my case "rpm -qa '*<package>*'" to get the correct package name, and then "rpm -q <package name> --list" to see where everything went. Pipe to less if the output is long, "rpm -q <package name> --list | less". [You will have to use apt-cache for Ubuntu???]

    Look for a file "mencoder" copied to some directory outside of /usr/sbin, like /opt/ perhaps in the list of installed files. Then run the file from there.
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    Oh yeh, and if you are looking to convert DVD's to MP4 (you didn't specify a conversion direction), then try "handbrake" in your repository.

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    Super C is good for Converting and is reliable

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    Personally, I prefer ffmpeg for video/audio conversion purposes. It's multi-threaded, works with just about every audio/video type known to human-kind, and even though it is command-line driven, it isn't too difficult to use, after a bit of experimentation to get the best results for your purposes.
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