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    Default Convert video using VLC Media Player

    First I would like to say sorry if there is a thread on here for this already.

    Does anyone please know how to convert videos using VLC Media Player? I think I have got version 1.1.11 but not too sure sorry.

    Thanks any help would be great.

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    From what to what....?

    Very old example here.
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    all videos vlc can play, also can convert ...

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    Personally i use FFmpeg that also comes with FFplay...

    I use it in my own AutoIt script to covert music videos to mp3 with the help of the Lame encoder.

    The AutoIt Script...
    Code:
    $ffmpeg = @TempDir & "\ffmpeg.exe"
    $lame = @TempDir & "\lame.exe"
    
    
    FileInstall(".\ffmpeg.exe", $ffmpeg)
    FileInstall(".\lame.exe", $lame)
    
    
    $input = FileOpenDialog("Open video file", @WorkingDir, "Video files (*.avi;*.mp4;*.flv)", 3)
    $wavname = @TempDir & "\vidtomp3wav.wav"
    $output = StringTrimRight($input, 3) & "mp3"
    
    
    FileDelete($wavname)
    
    
    ;... Convert to WAV
    $cmd = $ffmpeg & " -i """ & $input & """ -vn -f wav """ & $wavname & """"
    $process = Run($cmd)
    ProcessWaitClose($process)
    
    
    ;... Convert to MP3
    $cmd = $lame & " """ & $wavname & """ """ & $output & """"
    $process = Run($cmd)
    ProcessWaitClose($process)
    
    
    FileDelete($wavname)
    FileDelete($ffmpeg)
    FileDelete($lame)
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    i am using mac osx 10.5.8, VLC can do this job?

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    VLC will run on MAC.

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    You method is great, and there are also other great freeware can help to transcode videos among all popular video formats. Handbrake and Freemake are all good selection, completely free and no other cost. Handbrake has both windows and Mac version. I have been using Freemake long time to convert flv to mov for all users. have a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEAD_MAN_WALKING View Post
    Personally i use FFmpeg that also comes with FFplay...
    Interesting DMW....

    I have been looking for a good video converter for a while now and haven't found anything that I could use (with ease). I want to convet a lot of files to avi format, for example, I have a .flv file (music video) that I want converted to .avi file. I was told Handbrake was good, but it looks WAY too confusing to me. I was told that FFmpeg was good, if you were good with command lines (which I am not...).

    Thoughts.....suggestions anyone?? Should I try and figure out Handbrake? I also want to rip all of my physical dvds that I bought over the years to avi formal so I can keep them on my external drive. Again, is Handbrake or FFmpeg best for this??

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    There is many GUI's for FFmpeg these days so you dont need to touch the command line.

    A few examples you can google...

    Avanti
    TEncoder
    WinFF
    Super
    AutoFF
    XpegT Gui
    Davis Transcoder
    GVC
    SmartFFmpeg
    Convendro
    dtNET FFMPEG GUI
    Multiconvert
    Hyper Video Converter [HVC]
    zConvert
    FFE
    Ultimate Video Converter
    Drag Drop Convert GUI
    ffmpegYAG
    ffmpeg H264 bitstream changer
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEAD_MAN_WALKING View Post
    There is many GUI's for FFmpeg these days so you dont need to touch the command line.

    A few examples you can google...

    Avanti
    TEncoder
    WinFF
    Super
    AutoFF
    XpegT Gui
    Davis Transcoder
    GVC
    SmartFFmpeg
    Convendro
    dtNET FFMPEG GUI
    Multiconvert
    Hyper Video Converter [HVC]
    zConvert
    FFE
    Ultimate Video Converter
    Drag Drop Convert GUI
    ffmpegYAG
    ffmpeg H264 bitstream changer
    Oh boy. Now I am in over my head... not even sure if I should follow up with my questions as it will only cause you way more work to explain it to me...

    Ok. So lets say I download FFmpeg and I don't know how to use command lines, but I want to convert videos. I could choose one (or several?) of those listed GUIs and it will help me? Is that what you mean? Are all of those things (GUIs) program add-ons for FFmpeg? Or am I way off??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbirchum View Post
    Oh boy. Now I am in over my head... not even sure if I should follow up with my questions as it will only cause you way more work to explain it to me...

    Ok. So lets say I download FFmpeg and I don't know how to use command lines, but I want to convert videos. I could choose one (or several?) of those listed GUIs and it will help me? Is that what you mean? Are all of those things (GUIs) program add-ons for FFmpeg? Or am I way off??
    Yes download ffmpeg and anyone of the GUI's, then 9 times out of 10 the GUI executable needs to be in the same directory(folder) as ffmpeg.exe if it don't it will ask where it is...
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    Ok. I will give it a whirl.

    Do I have to pick one of the GUIs to use? If so, do you recommend one that would be a good one to use? Good for a starter for someone who isn't that knowledgeable about this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbirchum View Post
    Ok. I will give it a whirl.

    Do I have to pick one of the GUIs to use? If so, do you recommend one that would be a good one to use? Good for a starter for someone who isn't that knowledgeable about this stuff...
    WinFF is noob proof...
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    Ok. I will download both ffmpeg and WinFF.

    I might have some follow up questions!

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    Sorry for the double post. My computer locked up and when I refreshed, I posted it again...


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    Hi ,

    Another software .

    Google it :
    Code:
    "VCTL1.3.zip"
    Cheers .

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