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    does anyone know of a video converter available for linux?

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    You're probably looking for transcode. It is however a command line tool, and is quite complicated to use. There are however many GUI available, often with different goals in mind such as DVD:rip and the eponymous transcode-gui. I've never really run any of them, but hopefully you have a system like apt/urpmi/yum/yast running, as I believe there are a lot of dependencies for transcode.

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    There is also mencoder, which is part of MPlayer. There is a GUI front end for it called Movieconvert. It works pretty well, but is no longer maintained, at least according to the homepage, which you can find here: http://movieconvert.sourceforge.net/ . Of course, you'll have to have MPlayer installed with the proper codecs.

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    Some video converter suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by trek
    does anyone know of a video converter available for linux?
    In addition to mencoder (from mplayer) and transcode [both of which were already mentioned], there is also ffmpeg and avidemux.

    All of these are good programs, and I recommend you install all of the above. Some are better at doing certain conversions than others.

    Some URLs:
    mplayer (and mencoder) - http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
    transcode - http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode
    ffmpeg - http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/index.php
    avidemux - http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

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    RE:video converter

    Quote Originally Posted by trek
    does anyone know of a video converter available for linux?

    find video converter fit for linux on http://www.yaodownload.com/video-des...dersconverter/

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    Quote Originally Posted by queentingli
    find video converter fit for linux on http://www.yaodownload.com/video-des...dersconverter/
    these are not for linux and are not opensource please don't spam these forums.
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