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How to convert a directory containing videos to .mp4 for mobile phones with one click

June 8, 2008 1 comment

Recently I described how to convert videos to .mp4 for your mobile phone using the avidemux2 gui.

But there is a faster, easier and more comfortable way to do this. With the following solution, you are able to convert a whole directory containing video files automatically to a phone-readable .mp4 format with just one click.

As in the previous Post, we still are using avidemux but now are invoking a job script to avidemux, so that we don’t need to configure the different settings manually. Along with a bash script, the conversion is done just with one double-click.

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Categories: Handy/Mobile, Ubuntu

How to convert movies to mp4 using avidemux2

June 7, 2008 7 comments

I recently bought a Sony Ericsson K770 mobile, which is a pretty neat piece of phone.

The phone supports playback of videos in different formats, including .mp4 or .3gp. As I would like to be able to convert videos from different sources to .mp4 using Ubuntu, I found a nice and easy method to convert dozens of Source formats to mp4.

All you need is a decent version of avidemux2, which can be installed in Ubuntu using the following command:

(or your preferred apt gui)

sudo apt-get install avidemux

First look at avidemux:

Avidemux first start

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Categories: Handy/Mobile, Ubuntu