What are good Video Converters available for ubuntu?
I mean at least they should be able do Video ->Audio Conversion. Something like Total Video Converter/ Freemake Video converter available for Windows.GUI applications are much preferred.
I found a easy way using VLC media player. winff is also capable of doing the same conversion.
Convert Video to Audio using VLC media Player.
1). Open up VLC media player.then in menu bar select Media -> Convert/Save or Simply press CTRL+R.it will open up a window called "open Media".
2). And then in File selection area browse for the Video file which you want to convert using "Add" button.
3). Select "Convert/Save" button. it will pop up a window called "Convert".It will show the path to your selected video file as source file.
4). In settings area in front of profile label there have a small button to change settings.click that.
5). Under Encapsulation tab check out "Wav" option. then click Audio Codec tab.as Codec Select MP3.and give a suitable bit-rate,number of channels and sample Rate. after doing all the modification hit save.
6). then in Convert Window under Destination area click Browse button to give a file name and a path to the output file. in that opened up window select the path where you want to save the converted file and give a file name you want. after all hit save.
7). Click save in Convert Window. VLC will do the rest for you.
dmMediaConverter is a crossplatform FFmpeg frontend (GUI) exposing some of its features. It is intended to be simple and easy to use but also to be able to achieve complex tasks. I have inspired myself from a lot of media converters like Handbrake, WinFF and MkvMergeGui. One feature was lacking from most of them, video stream copy (pass-through), that made me build this.
You can do a lot of stuff (extract audio, crop, split, merge, burn subtitles, watermark, scale, bulk convert, etc) with it so check it out:
I would suggest you to go for HandBrake Video Convertor for Ubuntu. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded for standard or high quality conversions and tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.
File format: It Supports MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
HandBrake Is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder: it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process.
Arista Is a simple to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop. Choose an input file, DVD, or Video 4 Linux device, an output device, a preset and go. Features live encoding preview, automatic discovery.
dmMediaConverter is a crossplatform FFmpeg frontend (GUI) exposing some of its features. It is intended to be simple and easy to use but also to be able to achieve complex tasks.
Internet Friendly Media Encoder Convert all your video to the latest and next generation video codec. The H.265 standard, able to produce same quality while reduce bandwidth up to 50%, which mean capable shrink half of original file size.
And more at: source:http://alternativeto.net/software/freemake-video-converter/?platform=linux
Parts of this answer comes from: Software for converting mp4 files from 720p to 480p
In the above screenshot we can see a queue of videos (one in this example) to be processed with the same customised properties which includes transcoding for one or more of the next:
Of course you will be in need to add (on your own) the proper codecs for which you wish transcoding your video files so that they will become available in the "Video Codec" Drop Down.
Please have a look at this answer in which I explain something related.
sudo apt-get install openshot
Here are the features of Openshot software:
Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg ) Gnome integration (drag and drop support) Unlimited tracks / layers Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, and cutting Video transitions with real-time previews Compositing, image overlays, watermarks Title templates, title creation, sub-titles 3D Animated Titles SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits Scrolling motion picture credits Solid color clips (including alpha compositing ) Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences Advanced Timeline (including Drag & drop, scrolling, panning, zooming, and snapping) Frame stepping (key-mappings: J, K, and L keys) Video encoding (based on FFmpeg ) Key Frame animation Digital zooming of video clips Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc) Custom transition lumas and masks Audio mixing and editing Presets for key frame animations and layout Ken Burns effect (artistic panning over an image) Digital video effects , including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen) , and over 20 other video effects OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD .
See here : Main Web-site
4k Video to Mp3 Best suit for me.
and the advance of this piece of app is it do multiple converts concurrently very fast.and it applies a random album art to the Mp3 captured from the video.