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How To Convert Video File in Linux through command line

Posted by abhiitechie on August 30, 2009

Get the ffmpeg package first from the repo by

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

Then follow the following command lines to get going

3gp to avi : ffmpeg -i source.3gp -f avi -vcodec xvid -acodec mp3 -ar 22050 destination.avi

flv to 3gp : ffmpeg -i source.flv -s 176×144 -vcodec h263 -r 25 -b 200 -ab 64 -acodec mp3 -ac 1 -ar 8000 destination.3gp

flv to mp4 : ffmpeg -i source.flv -vcodec h264 -r 25 -b 200 -ab 128 -acodec mp3 -ac 2 -ar 44100 destination.mp3

avi to mp4 : ffmpeg -i source.avi -f psp -r 29.97 -b 768k -ar 24000 -ab 64k -s 320×240 destination.mp4

mp4 to 3gp : ffmpeg -i source.mp4 -s 176×144 -vcodec h263 -r 25 -b 12200 -ab 12200 -ac 1 -ar 8000 destination.3gp

avi to 3gp : ffmpeg -i source.avi-s qcif -vcodec h263 -acodec mp3 -ac 1 -ar 8000 -r 25 -ab 32 -y destination.3gp

mpg to 3gp : ffmpeg -i source.mpg -s qcif -vcodec h263 -acodec mp3 -ac 1 -ar 8000 -ab 32 -y destination.3gp

Enjoy !

5 Responses to “How To Convert Video File in Linux through command line”

  1. magesh said

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  3. Carlo Silipo said

    RE; 3gp

    Hi, the code for video should read ‘libxvid’ NOT just xvid.
    You get an error message.

    As for mp3 support well I’m still having troubles.. it seems ffmpeg is not compiles to support 3gp.

    Anyway it should also read ‘libmp3lame’ anyway.

    hope this help someone. cheers Carlo

  4. Good and relevant post.I have

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