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mp4 to mpg

Postby dirk on Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:32 am

hello all

i bought a HD video cam and filmed some stuff (format 1280 x 720), it's on my memorycard and if i copy the files to my harddisc it's a MP4 file. i want to convert it to mpg files and i found something on the Ubuntu forum that will help me

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=710570 if i use this i got my files converted

but my question is do i lose quality by converting the files and use MAN DVD to make a decent dvd, i use linux mint Elyssa

thx
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:38 am

There may be some degradation in quality but I don't think much
You basically use mencoder and it's a good tool
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby dirk on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:18 am

thx for the answer. this will help going on with linux
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby psych1610 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:10 am

Handbrake should be able to do this for you as well, if you're interested. Its a wonderful little tool. Just giving you the options. Good luck.
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby solar1951 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:26 am

psych1610 wrote:Handbrake should be able to do this for you as well, if you're interested. Its a wonderful little tool. Just giving you the options. Good luck.

I had a look at handbrake and they have a download for Ubuntu 8.10, I am running Elyssa (8.04), should this still work ?
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby psych1610 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:47 am

It does work indeed. I tried it not too long ago.
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby solar1951 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:54 am

psych1610 wrote:It does work indeed. I tried it not too long ago.

Downloaded and tried to install with gdebi but I get dependancy missing message of libgtk2.0.0
I do have this installed and also the dev library.
Should I do a force install ?
Any help appreciated

EDIT: OK forget it, I was looking for something - other than tovid - to make dvd from mp4 as the first poster asked. Handbrake is for the reverse :?
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Re: mp4 to mpg

Postby psych1610 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:58 pm

My apologies, I must have read it wrong? I thought handbrake could do what you're asking for as well though.
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