Xvid to mpeg converter

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does anybody know of a video file converter that can convert Xvid files to mpeg files, i am runnning ubuntu 8.04, any an all opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

You should be able to use the package "transcode" to do what you're looking for. Install it through the synaptec package manager and then run:

transcode -y xvid -w [bitrate] -i [filein.mpeg] -o [fileout.avi]

Transcode is a very powerful and flexible tool. Another feature I use is image cropping, but what the program can do is almost endless. A manual for transcode can be found by typing:

man transcode

or you can visit the transcode wiki at http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode?Transcode .

Or a GUI is avidemux

it's a frontend to a bunch of encoder stuff and does a pretty good job of giving you control over the video/audio codec containers, bitrates and so on

To install

you need to have extra repositories enabled..
To enable all the software repositories do ref this link..


after getting all the required repositories enabled

Type the following command in a terminal (applications -> accessories -> terminal)

sudo aptitude install avidemux


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