Converting .MOV files

Daniel Mons daniel.mons at
Tue Jun 2 13:46:50 BST 2009

opm595 wrote:
> G'day All,
> I have some old video files that are in .MOV.  I can of course play them
> with Ubuntu, but can anyone tell me if there's a way to convert .MOV
> files to say .MPEG, .OGG or, even better, straight to DVD format so I
> can watch them on my telly using my DVD player (plays just about
> everything except .mov files)?

If you're not anti-non-free codecs, consider the Medibuntu project:

Guides are on the site to add the repositories to your software update
sources, and from there install new files for
non-free/proprietary/binary-only codecs.

Other useful tools for converting video include AVIDemux, mencoder,
transcode and VLC.  All are available in the default repos.


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