Convert .wmv to .avi on Linux

August 6, 2007 at 3:15 pm | Posted in avi, convert, mencoder, wmv | 3 Comments

On Ubuntu:  sudo apt-get install mencoder

On  Fedora:  yum install mencoder

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

and done!


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  1. actually, i find 29.97 to be the best. That way, the avi file is readable on just about any OS on the planet.

  2. Will this work the other way around? How does one go about converting .avi to .wmv?

    • Hmm, difficult to do with mencoder. HOWEVER, one can use ffmpeg to do the conversion. Of course, this information shown above is about 4 years out of date :)

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