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Link to this post 22 Jul 09

Use ffmpeg for audio/video transcoding. It supports about every format known, and many not-so-known. For complex tasks it isn't easy to use, but for simple transcoding tasks it isn't difficult to use (in my opinion). It is quite simply awesome in its capability, and is used by a lot of other tools (both CLI and GUI) under the covers for audio/video conversion tasks.

Link to this post 23 Jul 09

If you want to use some UI then try VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html).
The best command line tool I know is ffmpeg (http://ffmpeg.org/)

Link to this post 23 Jul 09

woboyle wrote:

Use ffmpeg for audio/video transcoding. It supports about every format known, and many not-so-known. For complex tasks it isn't easy to use, but for simple transcoding tasks it isn't difficult to use (in my opinion). It is quite simply awesome in its capability, and is used by a lot of other tools (both CLI and GUI) under the covers for audio/video conversion tasks.

As it stands right now the version of ffmpeg in the repositories doesn't have support compiled in for the standard audio streams in 3gp files. You will be able to decode the video stream, but not the audio and completely unable to encode the audio out....... This limitation extends to all applications which use ffmpeg in ubuntu right now for conversion (Including winff, avidemux etc.) Handbrake will work right now because they have their own custom compiled version of ffmpeg included which has support for these formats compiled in. Also barring ffmpeg as the backend, mencoder works just fine handling these files so any frontend which uses mencoder as the backend will work just fine.

I believe that this issue is only pertinent to Ubuntu and derivatives at the moment, and a custom compilation of ffmpeg will correct the issue.

Link to this post 24 Jul 09

I usually build my own ffmpeg with the options I want/need. You are correct in that some codecs aren't included by default, possibly because of copyright or other IP issues.

Link to this post 03 Oct 09

You can try VideoMax Free Video Converter at free-star.org or CNET. It had a ubuntu pakage.

Link to this post 16 Nov 09

hi, nice to answer you, I have a good iWisoft swf to moive converter. It can convert swf to movie /avi/3gp and many other formats.
Hope it helps you. :)

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