Finally all of LUGM Meetup videos are now on LUGM YouTube Channel. This was the first time “le me” trying video encoding. I had to do my little homework about encoders & all. I was initially baffled to see that each MOV file that Nadim gave me was above 1G in size. That would be too much to upload and I didn’t know if Youtube would accept MOV format. Then I remembered Harish mentioning about x264. A little bit of web mining and I had the required tools.
Oh! Due to some work adaptation, I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP notebook. Getting the tools were straightforward using APT on Ubuntu. avconv was already installed, I just needed a couple of extras.
sudo apt-get install x264 libavcodec-extra-53
Conversion would require something as follows:
avconv -i AMBA0075.MOV -c:v libx264 OpenSSH_1.mp4
This command converted a 1.3G MOV file to approximately 200M MP4. Now, YouTube uploading becomes smoother.
A couple of tricks using avconv.
To know which formats avconv supports
To check available codecs
To list video file properties
avconv -i video.mp4
Converting FLAC to MP3
avconv -i music_file.flac -threads 8 -c:a libmp3lame -ab 320k -y music_file.mp3
Here’s a list of videos from LUGM Meetup of 15th February 2014.
Thanks to Ajay Ramjatan, Nadim Attari and Pawan Babooram for recording the presentations.