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Real Media to AVI

Howto Convert Real Media Files to Avi Format Files

There are probably half a dozen ways or more to convert Real Media files to Avi format. Audio Video Interleave, known by its acronym AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a standard container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like DVDs, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used.

Wmv to Mpg

Howto convert an Mpg video format file to Wmv

Below is a snippet we obtained from a forum which may work to convert an Wmv video format file to an Mpg video format file. In order that you can convert one video file format to another you will need some packages installed and you will need some codecs.

Having tried this example below on a wmv file to covert to an mpg file which although it worked the quality wasn't maintained that well.

 #> mencoder movie.wmv -o movie.mpg -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -of mpeg

Mpg to Wmv

Howto convert an Mpg video format file to Wmv

Below is a snippet we obtained from a forum which may work to convert an Mpg video format file to a Windows Media Video file. In order that you can convert one video file format to another you will need some packages installed and you will need some codecs.

 #> mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1000:vhq \
 -oac mp3lame -lameopts br=98 -o videofile.mpg videofile.wmv

Merging Avi and Mpg Video's

Howto Merge two or more Mpg or Avi Video's Together

Below are examples of command line tools that concatenate or append Video formats together, the merging is accomplished using the command called cat. This common unix tool is extremely versatile with many uses not related to the function we intend for it. The easiest way to demonstrate a use for cat is a practical application of it's use.

flv2avi

How to convert YouTube videos to DivX or XviD

We wanted to be able to play flv's on a standalone player, however as you can not stream the video backwards or forwards when playing through a site's Flash videos or with a standalone player, it was though preferable to convert the flv's videos into formats that would allow a greater degree of file manipulation.