[clug] .avi to .ogv or similar

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Mon Oct 24 20:52:56 MDT 2011

On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 03:06:04 +1100
Peter VK1PE <vk1pe.peter at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've some video in .avi format that I want to put onto Wikicommons,
> and it is not acceptable as .avi but .ogv seems okay.
> I've tried using winff (over ffmpeg) but the file(s) do not seem to 
> convert; they do not appear in the nominated folder.
> Any suggestions welcome.

Download ffmpeg2theora binary from
http://v2v.cc/~j/ffmpeg2theora/download.html the on the command line

# ffmpeg2theora my.avi

Note, you will download ffmpeg2theora-0.28.linux32.bin, chmod 755 it and
place it in your ~/bin directory if that is in your path. Otherwise
after changing the permissions, just
run ./ffmpeg2theora-0.28.linux32.bin /path/to/my.avi


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