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I need to convert some video files (avi, mpeg etc) to Nook color format. Here is an excerpt from their faq page.

NOOkcolor supports the following video file formats: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, m4v; MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854x480; H.263 up to 352x288; H.264 Baseline profile up to 854x480.

I think I can do this using Quicktime and iPhone settings but I want to do this on my Ubuntu machine.

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Handbrake will work perfectly for you. It is for the most part my go-to video converter. If you want something different, I have read that WinFF is also good.

From Handbrake's Homepage:

Supported Sources:

  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or bluray (unencrypted -- removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Outputs:

  • File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-4(ffmpeg), H.264(x264), or Theora(libtheora)
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only)
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FFmpeg can most likely do this.

FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec - the leading audio/video codec library. See the documentation for a complete feature list and the Changelog for recent changes.

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protected by slhck Dec 2 '13 at 8:27

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