View Full Version : Best multi purpose convertor?

September 22nd, 2006, 03:38 PM
Hi. I was wondering, what is the best multimedia convertor for linux?
It would need to be able to convert from/to formats like(but not limited to) ogg,mp3,wav,wma and ogg,avi,mpeg etc.

Perferrably with a graphical ui.

September 22nd, 2006, 03:43 PM
For video I like Avidemux.

September 22nd, 2006, 03:46 PM
I use the build in nautilus script to convert media files.
It uses a really minimalistic GUI that gets the job done.
But that's more of a Gnome solution then a Linux solution.

September 22nd, 2006, 03:46 PM
best converter? mencoder.

GUI? haven't the foggiest.

September 22nd, 2006, 03:56 PM
For audio files:

gnormalize (http://gnormalize.sourceforge.net/)

September 22nd, 2006, 05:03 PM
For audio(with a GUI): Soundconverter

For Video(unfortunately no decent working GUI available):
mencoder:supports nearly every format, unfortunately AFAIK not the free theora format:( .
ffmpeg2theora: Doesn't support every format but converts to theora\\:D/

September 22nd, 2006, 08:08 PM
mencoder is the best that i know
ffmpeg is also good for ipod encoding.