Converting MP4 video to FLV

Whilst I love the power and simplicity of using FFMPEG there are some things it does badly, like converting MP4 or AVI files to FLV (Flash Video).

However, to the rescue comes Mencoder which is built from the same code as MPlayer, a close Linux alternative to VLC although I feel VLC still has the edge!

Anyway, I found this command line to convert a MP4 file to FLV to Menencoder at , it works really well.

The command line is:

mencoder “video.mp4″ -o “video.flv” -of lavf -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=56 -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=flv:vbitrate=800:mbd=2:mv0:trell:v4mv:cbp:last_pred=3 -srate 22050 -ofps 24 -vf harddup

Your input file is video.mp4

your output file is video.flv

In each case substitute video for the name of your input and output files and press enter.

Job done!

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2 thoughts on “Converting MP4 video to FLV

  1. Hi Mark

    I agree. WordPress is great. You need to activate the RSS subscription (unless I’m missing something?) so people can subscribe to your posts on the new blog.

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