Convert From Mov To Mpeg In Linux

Convert from .mov to Mpeg in Linux

The “.mov” file extension is used to denote Quicktime videos. This type of video format can be viewed on a computer but not on a regular DVD player. The mpeg format is used to view movies on a DVD player. The Mplayer/Mencoder software can be used to convert .mov files to mpeg files on any Linux distribution. There are also versions of MPlayer/Mencoder for Windows and Mac OSX.


1. Download and install the Mplayer/Mencoder software. It can be installed through the software repository of most distributions.

2. Open a terminal window where you will type the following commands.

3. Type the command “cd Video/” to change to the directory where your videos are held. Change the word “Video” to the correct name of the directory.

4. Type the command “mencoder -of mpeg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video -oac mp3lame -o output.mpg” to change the .mov file to the .mpeg format. Replace “” and “output.mpg” with the name of your video.

5. Type the command “mplayer output.mpg” to test the conversion.

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