I would like to convert a Mp4 file in HD into a Mp4 file of lower resolution. Is there any software that can be used for this?
Terminal commands (Which by default are not installed) are:
Install it by
The part about mencoder that you want is the parameter -vop scale which tells mencoder to what scale you want the video to go to. This is normal if you want to reduce bandwidth use, lower video size, etc..
or a simple
Although from my experience is better to include additional information for video and audio like the one above.
Install it by
Here is an example of ffmpeg:
Where IW = Video Input Width.
Scale = Parameter to scale to. In this case you are dividing the original size by 2 (iw/2)
both of which can provide more information if you either execute them without parameters or variables like just
AVCONV <-- I love this guy!
To Install -
To Run -
GUI tools which I love are:
AVIDEMUX - It can resize and lower the size which helps in cases where the objective is to lower size. avidemux
HANDBREAK - Excellent tool for converting videos and optimizing size. I use it a lot when going from ogg to mp4 with h.264. Lowers A LOT the size. handbreak
So in conclusion, for direct resizing/scaling you can use the terminal ones. For size you can use all.
There a lot of additional options that you can play with. Do
Instead, if you don't have
From the Media menu choose "Convert/Save". Add your file(s) to the input and click Convert/Save button.
You'll then be asked to specify an output file, and you can choose a profile and tinker with it, e.g. here I scale the video by 50%: