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I have a 1080p wmv video that I'd like to convert to a lower quality (preferably 720p) video. I would like to keep the audio intact. How can I accomplish this in Ubuntu?

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Since you used an ffmpeg tag I will use that for the answer.

ffmpeg -i input.wmv -s hd720 -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -c:a aac -strict -2 output.mp4

Change the video quality by specifying a different CRF parameter. See the x264 encoding guide for more info.

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Option 'sameq' was removed. If you are looking for an option to preserve the quality (which is not what -sameq was for), use -qscale 0 or an equivalent quality factor option. –  juanmah Apr 4 '13 at 9:15
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