Is there any free GOOD video converter for Linux, which can also convert from AVI to iPhone? I need something with good quality.

Using Linux Mint.


Handbrake is a really good video converter. It's free, open-source and cross-platform:

There's an old proverb in the video encoding world: "Speed, size, quality: pick two." It means that you always have to make a trade-off between the time it takes to encode a video, the amount of compression used, and the picture quality. Well, this release of HandBrake refuses to compromise. It picks all three.


By iPhone, I assume you mean mpeg4. There's a lot of command line tools that can achieve that. The main ones are ffmpeg and mplayer/mencoder.

You can also have a look at this Nautilus script.

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    i'd suggest in addition taking a look at winff as a ffmpeg front end. – Journeyman Geek Dec 18 '09 at 10:05

Try Avidemux : it have a GTK+ gui is complete and more user-friendly in comparison to other command line editors, you can find it in the repository.

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