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mcgooie
February 6th, 2009, 12:40 AM
I am looking at encoding various files from mpeg1, mpeg2, TS to mp4 using x264. Are there are guides out there that i could follow to do this or GUI apps?

I am using 8.04
Thanks

shirilover
February 6th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Avidemux is a GUI aplication that can do this.
Also, x264 is an open source H.264 encoder, so you will be encoding H.264 video.

mcgooie
February 6th, 2009, 12:22 PM
thanks mate :)

FakeOutdoorsman
February 8th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I encode almost exclusively with x264 while using FFmpeg as the decoder. I wrote a tutorial on compiling, installing, and using the most recent svn FFmpeg and git x264:

HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786095)

The major advantage of compiling it yourself is access to the libx264 presets which makes encoding much easier.