Video format : converting MOV to MPEG ??

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Thu Nov 24 17:59:05 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 12:39 -0500, Larry Grover wrote:
> options for each codec.  If you're going to do this in linux, you 
> really need to do some reading.  Pick the program you are going to use 
> (I recommend mencoder or transcode) and become familiar with its 
> manpage.

thanks for the explanation Larry... looks like it's all very complex
indeed, and I don't have time nor energy to invest in this sadly. At
least for this job, I just want/need the job done, well, easily and
fast. Hey doesn't that sound like a Mac slogan or something ?! ;-)

Looks like I will have to start Windows XP for a change (haven't started
it in 18 months, I hope it hasn't roted/seized...), and search the web
for some freeware/shareware or something, that can do the job. Or maybe
the trial version of a commercial product... suggestions ?!

May Linux start ruling the world soon, which hopefully will vastly boost
the development of applications.

Well at least I can search for the Windows programs on internet, and
download it, form Ubuntu, and reboot into Windows only at the very last
minute... the less time I am away from Ubuntu, the better I feel...


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