Converting .mp4 to .ogv format

Over these past 2 days I recorded some videos on my Symbian cell phone that I wanted to share with my family back home. Problem is that the videos are saved in .mp4 format, which gave me some problems when trying to edit them (video editors I tried to use didn’t support mp4).

So, as we speak I’m converting these files to .ogv with ffmpeg. Linux command line work is involved but just writing one very simple line:

  • ffmpeg2theora file.mp4

Simple as that! My movie files are nicely converted. There are a bunch of other cool functions you can do with ffmpeg such as changing bitrate, video size, specific audio or video codec.

Later I’m ging to try this Mencoder tip to join several video files.

20 thoughts on “Converting .mp4 to .ogv format

  1. Thanks very much for the tip 🙂 Stumbled upon your post when searching for a way to convert my mp4s into theora.

  2. This conversion seems to be more easy to perform than now. I believe the problem is just the compression after conversion.

  3. To convert MP4 to OGV, you can find the solution in Google. Type OGV Player, MP4 to OGV Converter – How to Convert to OGV and Play OGV in Google and you can find a good solution.

  4. Work as the OGV Encoder, iDealshare VideoGo can easily create and encode OGV or WebM from other video formats including MP4, AVI, WMV, WTV, WebM, SWF, FLV, F4V, MOV, DV, AVCHD, MTS, MOD, TOD, MVI, MXF, DVR and etc.

  5. To play or edit such OGV files with professional video editing programs, you will need to convert OGV to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPGE, FLV, MKV and more with the professional OGV Converter and editor for Mac or Windows.

    I recommend you Bigasoft Total Video Converter.

  6. Thanks, really useful. Been struggling ALL DAY with Arista transcoder (on Ubuntu 12.04). It was delivering audio playing back at double speed, and there are no configuration/preferences that allow adjustment.

    You solved my problem! Thanks a bunch.

    Steven P

  7. Personally recommend Faasoft Video Converter.

    Faasoft Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac) is a top-notch and user-friendly OGV Converter. With this ideal Converter, converting OGV to MP4 or converting MP4 to OGV becomes fairly simple and straightforward.

    Apart from acting as a OGV to MP4 Converter and a MP4 to OGV Converter, Faasoft Video Converter also can convert OGV to almost all video formats like convert OGV to AVI, convert OGV to MOV, MKV, WMV, MPG, WebM, RM, DV, FLV, ASF, etc. Conversely, recoding other movie formats such as AVI to OGV, MOV to OGV, MKV to OGV, WMV to OGV, etc is just as easy as a-b-c.

    Furthermore, Faasoft Video Converter can likewise extract audio files from OGV and save OGV to MP3, OGV to WAV, OGG, FLAC, AC3, AU, AAC, MP2, TDS, and M4A, etc.

  8. I highly recommend iDealshare VideoGo which can convert MP4 to OGV or convert OGV to MP4.

    iDealshar VideoGo, acts as a powerful OGV Decoder, enables users to convert OGV to more than +160 video and audio formats like OGV to MP4, OGV to AVI, OGV to MOV, OGV to WMV, ASF, MXF, 3GP, MKV, WTV, FLV, etc and like OGV to MP3, OGV to WAV, OGV to AIFF, OGV to FLAC, AC3, AAC, AU, etc.

    Besides perform as a powerful OGV Decoder, iDealshar VideoGo is also an ideal OGV Encoder, with which, converting MP4 to OGV, AVI to OGV, MOV to OGV, WMV to OGV, MKV to OGV, FLV to OGV, ASF to OGV and more will becomes as easy as ABC.

    If you want to optimize the source file in the options like trim, crop, merge, split, add subtitle/effect, adjust volume/bitrate, change audio channel, etc before conversion, iDealshar VideoGo is quite qualified for the work, and even brings more surprises to you

  9. Have you tried Avdshare?
    It will show you a step by step guide on how to find and download the right ogv to mp4 videos as well as add ogv to MP4. In fact, this guide also applies to add subtitles to AVI, MKV, WTV, WMV, VOB, MPG, MOV, DV, FLV, WebM, OGV, and etc.

  10. Avdshare Video Converter can serve as a multifunctional OGV converter which can not only convert OGV to AVI, MOV, WMV, MPG, DV, Prores, MP4, VOB, GIF, WTV, FLV, SWF, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, WMA, etc.
    but also can convert other video formats to OGV for your personal reasons, like converting MP4 to OGV, AVI to OGV, MKV to OGV, MOV to OGV, FLV to OGV, WMV to OGV, etc.

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