Ubuntu Multimedia :: Bulk Video Converter For Viewing On The Ipod?
Jun 17, 2010
I've been working on a small program to perform a very specific and useful task of quickly and efficiently converting videos to go on any Apple Ipod or Iphone. This includes both classic and 5th generation Ipods as well. Ibulk is a command-line only program but incredibly easy to use and runs off FFmpeg with AAC functionality. The program comes with a Read Me file which will explain its options and instructions in concise detail. Ibulk converts several videos in its input folder to the desired H.264 or XviD video encoding to its output folder. All videos are created in mp4 format with 160Kbps 48000Hz audio sound quality (highest setting an Ipod can handle) and both video encoders at the highest bitrate an Ipod can handle with the exception of some videos which will be auto-adjusted to meet the Ipod's requirements. Ibulk is written in the native unix/linux language and so it should work on any linux distro.
I've downloaded a few suggested converters, but they don't seem t ohave the right combination..I have some .avi's (from my camera) and want to put them on my website (using Joomla AllVideo component) so they have to be converted to .flv or maybe .mov.
So I still have a windows partition for two reasons: 1) Steam I know you can run this on wine and I have tried that, but I can;t run valve games at max everything (including AA and Filtering) and I like my good graphics so there is not much I can do about that. The other reason is AVS Video Converter, I've fallen in love with it, it converts anything to anything quickly and flawlessly, but I want an alternative to it for Ubuntu, something that works flawlessly just like AVS, to refine my needs more, I use it to convert video for my PSP.
You may all know about Total Video Converter, Any Video Converter and such used in Windows, where you chose codecs, like i want to convert to mp4 for my phone.
But.. there's one specific thing I'm looking for that most don't seem to have. Cutting. I need for example, to cut from 24:00 to 30:00, that is the only part i want cut and converted to mp4 ready for my phone.
I search for a Video Transcoder (neither ''Arista'' nor ''Transmagedon'') which can Recode a Video with my OWN options (like width: 640 high: 360)! And i need also (and this is more important) an Video to Mp3 Converter ( not WinFF, because i get an Error: libmp3lame unknown ) which i can convert many FIles at the same time.
1)i have used Arista-transcoder recently and whenever i used to convert some formate it shows me the message for the updater(Codecs).for this i add repository to Soft source after that it start downloading but meanwhile in downloading it shows me the error.Moreover,You can see the error in the pic,which i have attached...
2)is their any other converter which i can use for Both purposes(Audio&Video)other than Winff and Arista?
I have Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Studio XPS 1640 with ATI graphics and the fglrx driver. It's a powerful machine and I've had no problem what so ever to watch full hd videos on windows 7 but all videos, no matter the resolution, has a very small stutter which is annoying but not making the videos unviewable. But I'd prefer not having it at all. I have tried setting the VLC video output to x11 but there is no difference. It's a screen tearing problem, that was fixed by setting the option "Tear Free" on in ATI Catalyst Control Center.
I would like to get one software using which we can converto file format to another. Like .mkv to .mpg and .avi to mpg or .3gp to .avi . converting one to another.The other software I need is about ripping and editing mp3.From DVD video or VCD format, i would like to extract only audio mp3 files and i would like to cut some unwanted portion of those mp3 files.Which software do I need? I dont want to install Ubuntu studio
I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a rmvb video converter that works with ubuntu. There is a windows rmvb converter, but when I try to use it through wine it either crashes while converting or just doesn't work period.
I am looking for a video converter that will convert AVI into DVD format to burn a disc. I had a program called convert X for windows 7 and with that I was able to make menu's for the DVD and when it finished converting, it would burn it to a disc.
i am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer system. I urgently need a good video converter for converting videos.I have already installed FFmpeg and men-coder,Winff etc. The problem is each has its own drawback.For instance ffmpeg cannot convert a .avi to .3gp with audio working. My preferences are the converter should be user friendly, should support all popular video formats.
trying to transfer video to my sons ipod touch, managed to get all his music in it, i just don't know the trick for videos. first i tried dragging videos to the podcast folder, but when searching podcast folder from pod, nothing is in there.
[URL] I'm going to be purchasing a usb to S-video converter in the near future, the link above is one such product. I'd like something which will work with linux. The application is for a camera (s-video out (only)) to a laptop.
I am trying to connect my 2nd Gen Ipod to Xubuntu and import my music collection onto the Ipod. I am having real problems with this. Rhythm Box does not recognise the Ipod with the plug-in, I have tried Amarok, but each time I tried to open it, it just crashed, tried sending a bug report but that did not want to work. I have also tried Exaile with the Ipod plug-in but when you go to the device manager you can click on the Ipod but nothing happens. I have tried looking at the Exaile forums but this seems to be a problem for others as well. The Ipod mounts ok, now a bit stuck.
Its a dell e510 with about a gig of ram. I'm struggling to get my ipod touch working with the gtkpod ipod manager. At this point my ipod shows on my desktop when i connect it via usb. I cannot set up the repository for it in gtkpod because i dont know the location its mounting to. if its mounting at all. so my question is. how can i tell where my ipod is being mounted? I dont have a clue what to look for in the terminal results for "df -a"
But this is what i get:
Code: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 152357444 65577992 79040140 46% / proc 0 0 0 - /proc none 0 0 0 - /sys
Edit : Itouch = first generation 8gb Edit 2: I would like to create a sticky thread that helps new users answer questions about ipods. Will a moderator please let me know what i should include in their opinion? ex. using wine to run itunes, gtkpod and how to set it up, using mm players like banshee and songbird... what version of ubuntu works best with the ipods.
I have Ubuntu 9.04 and just installed Sound Converter. I am trying to convert a bunch of .ogg files to mp3 to play on my iPod and it's not working so well. In the Sound Converter options I have is set to convert to high quality mp3. I choose the folder that the files are in and after a moment (slow laptop) Sound Converter populates, I hit 'convert' and it shows that the conversion completes in two seconds. All that it did was create the new folder structure of artist/album but there is nothing in there. Not sure what I am missing. I used Sound Converter before and it worked fine.
is there a linux avi to iphone video converter? specifically .avi to .mp4? cause my iphone would only sync to itunes I was trying out windows based ones. but they all claim to be free then only convert the first 5 mins then demand money. so is there a linux one that will do the whole thing then I simply transfer the .mp4 file over to my virtual windows?
I recently developed a taste for the Alac format and ffmpeg will oblige with this line of code Code: ffmpeg -i <input> -acodec alac <output>.m4a and this worked beautifully one file at a time and How does one do all the files in a given folder? Is there an asterisk one adds as in shntool.
I m watching matches through a website and my laptop understands this situation to be inactive. It s kind of anoying... When I do it in windows, it s not happening, I guess because windows detects I m watching a video. This is happening in both firefox and chromium. Is there anywere to make this not to happen?
I've just watched a video (on the Australian ABC web site: [URL] with the video at [URL] from inside Firefox (3.0.15), and now my Linux (8.0.4) display is mangled.The entire display is moved left and up about 2 inches on a (I think) 15 inch screen. In the vertical direction it is "wrapped" so I can still see my toolbar. It is not wrapped in the horizontal direction, so there is a black bar down the right hand side of my screen. It is as if the wrong screen size is saved.
This isn't just in my desktop environment - it goes wrong as soon as I boot into Ubuntu Linux. But my monitor itself is OK - the display is correct in GRUB and Windows.Since the problem does not go away on reboot (or power down), I assume some file has been corrupted. Where would that file be and how would I fix it?
Is there any converter which can handle audio and video files like Total video Convertor in windows?I am looking for a gui tooli want to convert wma to wav and mp3 for now...i do lots of format conversions