convert a .wmv to a .avi

mencoder "/path/to/file.wmv" -ofps 23.976 -ovc lavc -oac copy -o "/path/to/file.avi"

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2009-03-27 04:35:08

What Others Think

.avi is deprecated, use .mkv (matroska) instead
SlimG · 498 weeks and 6 days ago
What? .avi is deprecated? It's the most common video format around! I don't see it going away any time soon. I could count the .mkv files that I have come across on one hand.
smcpherson · 498 weeks and 6 days ago
I agree with smcpherson. AVI is extremely common, and implemented everywhare. Other than VLC (which plays everything anyways), no player or device I know of handles .mkv . Technical superiority of formats is greatly hampered by not actually being playable.
clockworkavian · 498 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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