Converting .mp4 to .ogv format

Categories: Audio and Video

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.