Apr 02

Simple video transcoding with ffmpeg

Category: Linux,multimedia   — Published by tengo on April 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

A really simple command to transcode a video file from one format/ container to another can be achived with

ffmpeg -i inspectorgadget.ogg inspectorgadget.avi

This illustrates the basic command-scheme ffmpeg uses. In this case ffmpeg transcodes an .ogg file to an .avi file (actually it just changes the container format). No further processing is done.