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I need to convert a video to MPEG-1 Layer 1 to make some tests with the software I'm developing. How can I do this conversion?

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ffmpeg Install ffmpeg

can do this easily from command line

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.mpeg

There are felt one million additional options to change the output format.

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ffmpeg has since been deprecated. Use avconv instead. Same invocation:

avconv -i input.mp4 output.mpeg

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Take a look at this answer: How can I maximum compress video files? Which may be helpful for understanding the transcoding process.

There are several GUI's that are able to perform this task, which includes but not limits to:

Mobile Media Converter

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WinFF

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And many more.

My favorite is the Mobile Media Converter but I have used the WinFF, Transmaggedon, Arista Transcoder, and many more in the past with excellent results.

Good luck!

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