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I'm looking for a command line tool (preferably with no installation) which allows me to encode AVI to XVID (as MPEG4).

I know some solutions for Linux but can't find the same on Windows (XP).

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You should try WinFF. It uses ffmpeg for the conversion. –  LaLeX Apr 28 '11 at 11:15

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Don't bother with WinFF, just go straight to ffmpeg.

ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec mpeg4 -qscale 2 output.mp4

Adjust the qscale option (ranges from 1 to 31) to your needs. 1 means best quality, 31 worst.

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Sounds good! Where can I find cmd line help / examples? –  Maciej Apr 28 '11 at 11:49
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@Maciej: Here and here. –  grawity Apr 28 '11 at 13:00

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