Convert all FLV's in a directory to Ogg Theora (video)

for i in $(ls *.flv); do ffmpeg2theora -v 6 --optimize $i; done
Do you have a large library of flv's you have picked up over the years using FlashGot Firefox plugin? Do you want to be able to convert them to Ogg Theora (video) at once? Try out this script...
Sample Output
Duration: 00:00:37.87, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 48 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: flv, yuv420p, 320x240, 12.50 tbr, 1k tbn, 1k tbc
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 22050 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 48 kb/s

  0:00:37.92 audio: 42kbps video: 83kbps, time elapsed: 00:00:06             
  0:00:37.87 audio: 42kbps video: 83kbps, time elapsed: 00:00:06   

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What Others Think

The $(ls ) is superfluous; try: for i in *flv; do...
splante · 353 weeks and 6 days ago

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