02 July 2010

Converting avi to mp4 on linux

Recently I needed to convert some avi files to mp4, on linux, so that I could push them to my ipad. Here is the command I used:

/usr/local/bin/handbrake/HandBrakeCLI -i ${file} -o ${file}.mp4 --preset="Normal" --cpu 3

Note you first need to install Handbrake CLI. I took a 64 bit Centos build from here.