Converting video format using ffmpeg

This is rather a quick and dirty post about converting a video format into another. I have this one awesome movie/series in mp4 format. Using Linux and ffmpeg, it is fairly easy to convert this into a AVI format so I could burn this into a DVD video disc.

ffmpeg -i some-video.mp4 -sameq output-video.avi

The -sameq option will try to encode the video into the specified format with least possible loss. Let’s try another format.

ffmpeg -i some-vdieo.mkv -sameq output-video.avi

Requirement though is that you must have this ffmpeg stuff with the required dependencies. I installed all dependencies in my Slackware box though.

Enjoy and share.

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