[sf-lug] Convert ogv video to mp4 video?

Michael Paric mparic at compbizsolutions.com
Thu Nov 5 09:41:14 PST 2009

> Greetings,
> Due in part to upstream licensing with the AAC code [1] my attempts to
> convert this video [2] to play on my Google phone [3] have so far
> failed. I would like help with two things.
> A) what tools (preferably command line) can tell me exactly the type
> of audio & video contained inside ogg/ogv and mp4 files?
> B) how can I successfully convert this video [2] to play on my phone?
> I thought I had converted it successfully during one trial, yet the
> resulting file would play just fine on my laptop but had no audio when
> playing on my phone.  I've tried converting using VLC (Ubuntu 9.10 and
> Windows XP), ffmpeg on Ubuntu, and winff (Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows XP).
> Thanks,
> Grant Bowman
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ffmpeg/+bug/412063
> [2] http://www.redhat.com/stories/redhatway named "The Red Hat Way"
> available versions are .flv and .ogg
> [3] I think the ideal size is 320x480 MP4 video at 480 kb/s and AAC
> stereo audio at 128 bits per second.  I used the ogg as the source.  I
> am running Android version 1.6.  No file I have tried so far
> successfully plays on my phone even if it "should."

I was able to successfully create an MP4 from the OGG source using our  
On2 Flix Engine software and playable on my iPhone (I can email you  
the 2.1MB file), however we pay for the MP4/ACC license ($4K / year).  
Not the solution you want to hear I'm sure but I haven't had any luck  
with other tools in creating mobile-friendly video formats.

Michael Paric
Computer Business Solutions

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