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    Converting flv. to mp4

    Sorry if this had already been posted, im new to the forums. I'm trying to convert flv. files to mp4, or other iPOD compatible formats. I've had a play with ffmpeg after looking at some other threads but so far no luck. Any help, the simpler the possible as I have a very limited understanding of ubuntu would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    try avidemux - it is in Synaptic. Should work for you.

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    If you have ffmpeg, google WinFF. It's a nice GUI for ffmpeg that makes converting formats simple

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    Still no luck. I installed WinFF and it looked like it was all going to work, until I got told it could not find/did not recognise the codecs (in particular aac and xvid?). I don't know if I've installed a dud version of ffmpeg or what. All help appreciated.

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    Quote Originally Posted by ffmpegfailure View Post
    Still no luck. I installed WinFF and it looked like it was all going to work, until I got told it could not find/did not recognise the codecs (in particular aac and xvid?). I don't know if I've installed a dud version of ffmpeg or what. All help appreciated.
    you need to install ffmpeg from the medibuntu repository, not the regular ubuntu repository's.

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    Quote Originally Posted by gandaran View Post
    you need to install ffmpeg from the medibuntu repository, not the regular ubuntu repository's.
    +1 for that
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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    First of all, execute this command in the terminal:

    sudo apt-get purge ffmpeg

    Then complete at least part 1 and 3 of my how-to.

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    Thought I'd finally got it. The command
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    :~$ sudo apt-get purge ffmpeg
    E: Invalid operation purge
    just leaves me with this. Maybe I'll try installing it from medibuntu repository. Where/what is this?

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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    try
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    sudo apt-get remove --purge ffmpeg
    though
    Code:
    apt-get purge
    works for me aswell
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    Re: Converting flv. to mp4

    The medibuntu repos are the repos for multimedia and video codecs that can't be included in Ubuntu by default. Here: http://www.medibuntu.org/

    Also, check this out for everything else multimedia-related: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
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