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December 07, 2012

Convert ogv to mp4 or flv Ubuntu

This was serially annoying to figure out. However, in the process I found probably the best Ubuntu tutorial ever. I mean, thorough installation instructions are great but they even guide you through uninstalling your first failed attempt AND tell you how to undo the tutorial you just followed!

Compile FFmpeg on Ubuntu

and then it is

$ ffmpeg -i /tmp/input-2.ogv /tmp/output.mp4
$ ffmpeg -i /tmp/input-2.ogv /tmp/output.flv

Note, I also got PiTiVi to convert ogv to flv but ogv to mp4 failed.

I did get one error

dpkg-deb: error: parsing file '/var/tmp/tmp.wbpjpldtdB/package/DEBIAN/control' near line 7 package 'ffmpeg':
error in Version string '5:git-2012-12-07-1f46722-1': version number does not start with digit


dpkg-deb: error: parsing file '/var/tmp/tmp.wbpjpldtdB/package/DEBIAN/control' near line 7 package 'ffmpeg':
error in Version string '5:git-2012-12-07-1f46722-1': version number does not start with digit
(END)
/var/tmp/tmp.wbpjpldtdB/dpkgbuild.log

and don't know what it means or how to fix it but that doesn't matter because things appear to work.

Posted by kkwaiser at December 7, 2012 01:44 PM

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