I’m doing a little bit of research on converting movies with ffmpeg on linux (ubuntu).
first install ffmpeg and mplayer :
sudo apt-get ffmpeg mplayer
then you can convert videos simply with this command..
ffmpeg -i teaser_hi.mov -b 400 teaser_hi.flv
the -i is the input file
the -b is the bitrate.. in kpbs
now to generate thumbnails of a movie
ffmpeg -i teaser_hi.mov -y -s 320×240 -r 0.05 %d.jpg
I still have to understand these options..