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    Question Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    Hello I'm having a tough time converting my .flv videos to .mp4 on VLC. I done a search in the forums and ended up at UbuntuCompilationGuideLucid, follow each step and still no luck . Reading other threads others pointed out use this or that other player but I easily convert the files on Win7 so I know it can be done on ubuntu. I just want to learn, never, don't know how compile, try last night but no go, so if someone can point me to the right direction I would be grateful. Thanks.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    If I understand your question correctly, you mean that you are able to convert .flv to .mp4 in VLC for Windows, but are unable to do so in Ubuntu?

    The menus should be the same on both platforms, so the most likely explanation is that the version you are using on Ubuntu is older than the one you are using on Windows... check this using help --> about, and if I'm right you could enable the backports for Lucid to get the newest version of VLC without the newest Ubuntu.

    Failing that, you may not be able to do it because of restricted codecs etc. You can install them all in one go using the Medibuntu repository (there's an installation guide on there).

    Please let me know if either of these solves the problem!

    Feathers

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    I always use Winff, in Windows and in Linux.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    I am using Handbrake, or Avidemux, or AVconvert (nautilus-actions-extra). Though on my personal note, why bother covert from flv to mp4?Cheers,Bruno

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    Ok i made it to the Get FFmpeg page and lastest release is 1.2.1 Magic. On the page it has a bzip2Tarball, gzipTarball, PgP signatures and changelog. I'm at a lost right now. I hope I gave enough info so far, i'll stop for now til you can tell me more.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    I want to play my my .flv on my WinPhone.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    So did the suggestions help?

    Feathers

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    Quote Originally Posted by dre3 View Post
    Ok i made it to the Get FFmpeg page and lastest release is 1.2.1 Magic. On the page it has a bzip2Tarball, gzipTarball, PgP signatures and changelog. I'm at a lost right now. I hope I gave enough info so far, i'll stop for now til you can tell me more.
    Yes so in a way I check out the site but right now I'm stuck.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunoLotse View Post
    I am using Handbrake, or Avidemux, or AVconvert (nautilus-actions-extra). Though on my personal note, why bother covert from flv to mp4?Cheers,Bruno
    I want to play my my .flv on my WinPhone.

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    Re: Trying to convert .flv to .mp4

    You can also try TCPMP on your winphone, it plays mp4, I'm pretty sure.
    For the conversion, I'd use Winff

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