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Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter ?

Postby nephilim on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:35 pm

HI
The best video converter i can find on linux mint and ubuntu software centers is Arista Transcoder, which is very limited in its capabilities compared to Xilisoft video converter.
Is there any other software out there that i can run on linux mint 13 cinnamin ? Or is it possible to run Xilisoft on linux.

any help would be appreciated

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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby PhOG on Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:01 pm

Some people have had success running Xillisoft in Wine (I just done a quick google to find out). If you don't find a suitable Linux program then try installing Wine (a program that allows you to install and run windows programs in linux, it's in software manager) and then installing Xillisoft with Wine. Might work, might not, or might be limited in some way. I've used Wine for a few Windows programs and it's worked very well.
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby MrBob22 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:37 pm

Look into HandBrake and mencoder.
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby nephilim on Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Yeah i was considering trying to run it threw wine, because xilisoft is such a good program for converting video and audio to and from all formats. But I dont like having glitchy running software and i want to support linux software !!

I didnt really like handbrake i did however find WinFF which is fairly good the best so far that i have came accross for my needs.

So the decent programs for video conversion that we have found to choose from so far are

. Arista Transcoder
. HandBrake
. Mencoder
. WinFF

Someone should develope something similar to xilisoft for linux, it would be a great asset.
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby Ginsu543 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:33 am

Another program to check out is Avidemux, which is available in the repositories.

What kind of conversions are you doing? I myself use avconv to convert .avi, .ogm, and .mkv files to .mp4 format for my idevices. I can change the resolution, as well as select which bitrate and codec to use for both video and audio. I can even hardcode subtitles from external .srt files directly onto the video file.

It is true that avconv doesn't have a GUI frontend (it must be used from the command line), but this has its advantages. For example, I use bash scripts to batch convert multiple video files at once. I can convert entire folders of video files overnight without my having to baby-sit it.
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby Zorba on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 pm

FF Multi Converter is what you're looking for. FF Multi Converter is a simple graphical application that enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, using and combining other programs. It uses ffmpeg for audio/video files, unoconv for document files and PythonMagick library for image file conversions. Common conversion options for each file type are provided. Recursive conversions are available too.

Features: * Conversions for several file formats. * Very easy to use interface. * Access to common conversion options. * Options for saving and naming files. * Recursive conversions

FF Multi Converter 1.4.0 is the latest version that has been released recently bringing more improvements and adding support for more file formats. Multi-Converter is a simple GUI that allows users to convert between many file formats such as audio, video, document and image formats.


FF-Multi-Converter 1.4.0 Installation

To install FF-Multi-Converter 1.4.0 on Linux Mint 13 (Maya) or older or Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 or older, open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ffmulticonverter/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ffmulticonverter

For other non Debian-systems, you can install FF-Multi-Converter 1.4.0 from source with these commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O ffmulticonverter-1.4.0.tar.gz http://goo.gl/k7sXZ


tar -xzvf ffmulticonverter-1.4.0.tar.gz && cd ffmulticonverter-1.4.0


sudo ./setup.py install
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby keshav bhatt on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:21 am

http://best-video-converter-for-windows.blogspot.com/2013/07/videoaudio-converter-for-linux.html
A best video/audio converter of choice is WINFF (GUI of ffmpeg is here ) with a detailed tutorial is here
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Re: Is there a Video Converter Like Xilisoft Video Converter

Postby Zorba on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:24 am

these tools are great too:

1- Curlew Multi Converter:

Curlew is multi-converter tool, it is based on ffmpeg. Curlew is easy to use, free and open-source multimedia converter for Linux. Curlew converter can convert to over 117 different formats. Curlew written in python and GTK3 and it depends on (ffmpeg/avconv, mencoder).

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to install follow this http://www.noobslab.com/2014/01/curlew-multi-converter-updated-to.html


2- Format Junkie media converter
It converts a variety of audio and video formats, and even can convert ISOs to other disc images (in this case the CSO disc image). In addition to audio, video, and disc image files, this converter even converts images and converts all the popular formats!
A Graphical User Interface user-friendly application with lots of options, which can convert your media files to all the popular formats! Unity integration has been bear in mind.
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To install follow this http://www.noobslab.com/2014/01/format-junkie-converter-for-ubuntu.html

3- soundconverter:
Soundconverter is a simple sound converter application for the gnome environment. it reads sound files in any format supported by gstreamer and outputs them in ogg vorbis, flac, or wav format, or mp3 format if you have the gstreamer lame plugin.
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to install follow this http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/soundconverter
4- HandBrake:

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

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to install follow thishttp://www.noobslab.com/2013/12/handbrake-video-converter-for.html


5- winff:

Winff is a graphical user interface for ffmpeg or avconv. it will convert almost any video file that ffmpeg or avconv will convert. winff does multiple files in multiple formats at one time. you can, for example, convert mpeg's, flv's, and mov's into avi's (or dvd/vcd format or mpeg or 3gp etc.) all at once.

this package provides a variety of preset conversion settings for common formats and devices. these presets are intended to hit the "sweet spot" for each individual codec. they have been written with a tip of the balance to quality.

for most presets to work, it is necessary to have the unstripped version of the libavcodec package, which can be obtained by installing libavcodec-extra-## as suggested by this package. it might be necessary to enable additional repositories to find that package.

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to install followhttp://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/winff

More converters include gnormalize, OggConvert, soundKonverter, DeVeDe....

full tutorial here http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1238
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