Vid Conversion Script for Linux
To be honest, I wasn't sure where I should put this. So if it is in the wrong section, sorry, please feel free to move it to the correct forum area.
With that said...
I thought I would share what I use to convert videos to be used in SMS. There is a readme included in the zip file, but here are a few things you should know.
1. This was written in my free time, and I am not a professional programmer. I am actually a tech support agent for an internet provider.
2. This was made for linux users, though it should not be hard to convert it over to windows (I didn't do that because Gildor has already created a nice set up for converting videos for windows)
3. This is included in the readme but, you will need:
Python (should already be installed for most linux distros)
mkvtoolnix (we really only need mkvextract from it, but the other features/tools are nice)
ffmpeg (for the initial conversion)
mencoder (for re-adding subtitles)
4. If you have issues please PM me and I will assist as best as I can, but only if you have followed the ReadMe included. Otherwise, don't waste the little free time I have with unneeded PM's
Thats it, as I said everything should be included in the read me.. including the fact that if you are unfamiliar with installing programs in your linux distro, consult the documentation for the distro.. there are way too many out there for me to include all of them in the read me and it not end up looking like a mini-novel.
I do want to note that this is not the final version of my script, I have recently made it possible to queue up the videos dropped onto the script so that they are run 1 at a time, as well as discovering a bug or two that I am squashing. I will post updates and an updated link when available.
Also, could a moderator be kind enough to move this to the sms section? Now that I think about it, that is what this script is for primarily is converting videos for sms.
Note: Changed the link to point to the new LaunchPad page for this little app.
Added Video detection, this detects various bits of info about the video being converted, including aspect ratio (which should prevent fullscreen videos from being "stretched" to widescreen)
Track order of MKV's should no longer be an issue
WMV's should now be supported (as I only have 1 wmv, its hard for me to test this)
Does not handle RVMB or RM video
Videos cannot contain more than 1 track of any type (meaning must have 1 video, 1 audio, etc)