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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Convert WMA file format to AVI in Ubuntu ( Debian // Slackware // Fedora , etc ) And Vice-Versa

Hello friends, most of you might be having a problem while upping your personal videos or any video as such into your phones because they support only specific file formats.

So here I present to you , Mencoder which converts WMA file format to AVI format.

For Ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install mencoder

mencoder infile.wmv -ofps 23.976 -ovc lavc -oac copy -o outfile.avi

Similarly for Fedora : 

sudo yum install mencoder

mencoder infile.wmv -ofps 23.976 -ovc lavc -oac copy -o outfile.avi

For something Vice-versa ... that is convertin from AVI to WMV , we have ffmpeg which is a famous command that most of you must have tried or atleast heard about.

The process for converting the file is as follows :

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i "Input.avi" -s 320x240 -b 1000k -vcodec wmv2 -ar 44100 -acodec wmav2 -ab 56k -ac 2 -y Output.wmv