convert avi files to mpeg

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Thu Oct 30 20:01:05 UTC 2008

Douglas Pollard wrote:
> Hello all,
>        I captured a bunch of video files in kino and placed them in 
> cinelerra. The first couple I saved as AVI. I had thought I would 
> recapture them later as mpeg and delete the avi files but this is a good 
> time to learn to use ffmpeg to convert avi to mpeg  I copied a couple of 
> commands from  web sites but was unable to get ffmeg up and running.

What does that mean?  Did you install ffmpeg?  What commands did you
try?  All you have to do is:

ffmpeg -i file.avi file.mpeg

Matt Flaschen

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